Jean Tinguely’s “Grosse Méta-Maxi-Maxi-Utopia” is back at the Museum Tinguely!

After a long stay at the Museum Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf Utopia has returned to Museum Tinguely. This walk-on machine dominated the Jean Tinguely retrospective at the Palazzo Grassi in Venice in 1987. With its enormous wheel-work made out of cast models from the company Von Roll, by his own admission he was trying to create “something bright and cheerful,” “something for children to clamber and jump about.” At the same time, the architectonic construction was intended to be useful for reaching the upper story; unfortunately, this was not permitted during the exhibition.