Permanent collections Jean Tinguely
Today: 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM
17 April 2019 - 01 September 2019
Lois Weinberger’s artistic research pioneered the linking of art, society, and nature. For Documenta X in 1997, he planted a disused railway track with neophytes as a metaphor for processes of migration in our time.
Debris Field is a poeticoarchaeological research project, presenting ordinary and significant relics from the 700-year history of his parents’ farm, part of Stams Abbey (Tyrol). They include a mummified cat with apotropaic powers (the ability to ward off evil) and single shoes from dead people preserved in an underfloor space.
Paul Sacher-Anlage 1, 4002 Basel
24 December 2020: 11.00 AM - 3.00 PM
25 December 2020: Closed
26 December 2020: 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM
31 December 2020: 11.00 AM - 4.00 PM
With his kinetic artworks, Jean Tinguely (1925–1991) was a pioneering figure in the art of the period after 1950. Museum Tinguely, designed by Mario Botta, is located directly at the Rhine and presents the world’s largest collection of his work, of which a selection is on permanent display, from the delicate early reliefs to the monumental machine sculptures of the 1980s.
Museum Tinguely shows a varied exhibition programme that seeks dialogue with other artists, art forms and disciplines, promising an interactive museum experience for all of the senses.
A diverse programme of events – with guided tours and workshops for all age groups, concerts, artistic interventions and interdisciplinary cooperations – allows visitors to experience the museum’s collection and exhibitions in a wide range of ways.
Swiss Museum Pass Free admission
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from 30 March 2019
24 June 2020 - 15 November 2020
02 September 2020 - 15 November 2020