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Tinguely@Tinguely. A New Look at Jean Tinguely’s Work. Retrospective at Museum Tinguely, Basel

The Swiss artist Jean Tinguely is especially known for his art machines and considered as one of the main protagonists of kinetic art. He belonged to the Parisian avant-garde and the Nouveau Réalisme (New Realists) in the mid-twentieth century. Tinguely was born in Fribourg, Switzerland, in 1925, but grew up in Basel, where the Museum Tinguely presents his work since 1996.

The Museum Tinguely possesses the world’s largest collection of Jean Tinguely’s artistic work: paintings, drawings, sculptures, machines, installations, and videos. In the past 16 years since the opening of the museum the collections has grown considerably, and an update of the catalog was urgently needed. Now the new catalogue has been published, accompanied by an extensive exhibition of the Tinguely Collection, the first since many years, entitled Tinguely@Tinguely.

This video provides you with a tour of the exhibition, and the director of the Museum Tinguely, Roland Wetzel, talks about the concept of the exhibition and his favorite works.

Tinguely@Tinguely. A New Look at Jean Tinguely’s Work. Retrospective at Museum Tinguely, Basel (Switzerland). November 6, 2012.

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George Brecht: Motor Vehicle Sundown at Museum Tinguely / Remix

It’s no secret that quite a few artists are car enthusiasts. Jean Tinguely was definitely one of them. Consequently, last year’s exhibition Car Fetish was a perfect match for the Museum Tinguely in Basel, Switzerland. Car Fetish was all about how artists and their works deal with the automobile as the ambivalent object that it is. The exhibition showed the wide range of art influenced by the car. The show featured more than 160 artworks by more than 80 artists. Among them: Arman, Giacomo Balla, Robert Frank, Jean Tinguely, Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, Roman Signer, Chris Burden, Damián Ortega, Richard Prince, Mel Ramos, Superflex, and Andrea Zittel.

Car Fetish was complemented by a side program. As part of this program, the Museum Tinguely presented Fluxus artist George Brecht’s work Motor Vehicle Sundown. Motor Vehicle Sundown is a concert in which cars are the instruments. Conducted by another Fluxus artist, Larry Miller, the owners of the cars honked, operated the flasher, revved up the engines, and slammed the doors to the amusement of the audience. Despite the heavy rain, the viewers had fun, and because the “instruments” were all classic cars, no one seemed to be bothered by the considerable amount of exhaust gases the emitted. Among the cars that participated in the “concert” was also Jean Tinguely’s Lotus racecar that is normally exhibited together with Eva Aeppli’s Five Widows sculpture in the museum.

George Brecht was born in New York as George Ellis MacDiarmid. He was an early and one of the most important protagonists of the Fluxus movement. In 1970 he moved to Dsseldorf, and in 1972 to Cologne, Germany. He participated in Documenta 5 (1972), Documenta 6 (1977), and Documenta 8 (1987) in Kassel, Germany. George Brecht died in Cologne, Germany in 2008.

George Brecht: Motor Vehicle Sundown. Conducted by Larry Miller Museum Tinguely, Basel. Solitude Park, Basel / Switzerland, June 7, 2011.

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Jean Tinguely: Rotozaza II at Museum Tinguely, Basel

On the occasion of the exhibition “Under Destruction“, the Museum Tinguely in Basel presents Jean Tinguely’s kinetic art machine “Rotozaza II”, a device to destroy bottles. “Rotozaza II” was created in 1967 by Jean Tinguely on the occasion of the Congress “Vison 67: Survival and growth. Second World Congress on Communication in a Changing World” at the Loeb Student Center of the University of New York. The Museum Tinguely reactivated “Rotozaza II” for the exhibition “Under Destruction” and in addition presents various films and documents about Jean Tinguely’s further destructive works: “Homage to New York” (1960), “Etude pour une fin du monde” (1961) and ”Study for an End of the World” 1962.

“Rotozaza II” is in operation until Jan. 23: Monday – Friday: 11:30 am and 3:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday: 11:30 am, 1:00, 14:30, 16:00 pm.

Jean Tinguely: Rotozaza II at Museum Tinguely, Basel. Presentation, November 16, 2010.

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Armour & Evening Dress (Rstung und Robe) at Museum Tinguely, Basel

With Armour & Evening Dress (Rstung & Robe) the Museum Tinguely in Basel, Switzerland presents an exhibition that combines pieces of armour mainly from the armoury in Graz, evening dresses by the couturier Roberto Capucci, and works by Eva Aeppli and Niki de Saint Phalle as well as Oskar Schlemmer’s figures for his Triadic Ballet. All this is shown under the eye of all sorts of “war props” by Jean Tinguely, Bernhard Luginbhl, and Daniel Spoerri, as well as a comic strip “Apocalypse” by M. S. Bastian.

The exhibition in Basel does not primarily deal with the historical events that led to the establishment of such an arms depot, but will treat the suits of armour beyond their function as body protection and mainly as garments that were subject to the same currents of fashion as were the fabric models that inspired them.

The exhibition runs until August 30, 2009. Armour & Evening Dress has been curated by the director of the Museum Tinguely, Guido Magnaguagno.

There’s a catalogue that will be presented at the Art Breakfast at the Museum Tinguely, to be held at 10.00 a.m. on Sunday, 14 June 2009.

Opening reception and farewell party for Guido Magnaguagno, May 12, 2009.

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Art Machines Machine Art / Museum Tinguely / Basel, Switzerland / part 2/2

“Art Machines Machine Art” (Kunstmaschinen Maschinenkunst) was jointly conceived and elaborated by Katharina Dohm of the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt and Heinz Stahlhut of the Museum Tinguely, Basel. The second part of our documentation shows works by Rebecca Horn (Die Preussische Brautmaschine), Roxy Paine (SCUMAK #2 Auto Sculpture Maker), Antoine Zgraggen (Der grosse Hammer), Angela Bulloch (Blue Horizon), Miltos Manetas (jacksonpollock.org), LIA (I said if), Jean Tinguely and Martin Stiefel. The exhibition runs through June 29, 2008. There’s a catalog available in English and German (ISBN 9 783939 583400).
Museum Tinguely, Basel / Switzerland, March 17, 2008.

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