In 2008, the Museum Tinguely in Basel, Switzerland, converted its exhibition spaces into a production hall. Starting with Swiss kinetic artist Jean Tinguely’s drawing machines that date back to the 1950s, the museum showed art machines down to the present day, created by artists such as Pawel Althamer, Angela Bulloch, Olafur Eliasson, Damien Hirst, Jon Kessler, Antoine Zgraggen, and many others. All of these machines have a common feature: they produce their own art. “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.
Museum Tinguely, Basel / Switzerland, March 17, 2008.
This video is another film in our series of re-mastered and re-edited series of VernissageTV Classics. Our series r3 highlights the treasures of VernissageTV’s huge archive. R3 is a series of VernissageTV classics, now re-mastered, re-edited and reissued in High Definition. Here’s the complete list of videos.
> Right-click (Mac: ctrl-click) this link to download Quicktime video file.
Complete video (16:34 min.):