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Museum Tinguely

Rebecca Horn. Body Fantasies

Today: 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM

05 June 2019 - 22 September 2019

An exhibition project in dialogue with Centre Pompidou-Metz

In a two-part joint project, Museum Tinguely and Centre Pompidou-Metz present the artist Rebecca Horn (born 1944), one of the most respected and distinctive artists of her generation. Her work is marked by biological, chemical, mythological and fantastical processes of metamorphosis. This special focus on transformation is the common point of departure for the two parallel exhibitions. In the presentation in Basel, combining early performances with later kinetic sculptures, the focus is on processes of transformation involving bodies and machines, with the body conceived of in poetic-surrealist terms.

Rebecca Horn: Weisser Körperfächer (1972), (Filmstill), @ 2018 Rebecca Horn, © 2019, ProLitteris Zürich

Museum Tinguely

OpenClosed | 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM

Paul Sacher-Anlage 2,  4002  Basel

Opening Hours

Mo Closed  |  Tu 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM  |  We 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM  |  Th 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM  |  Fr 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM  |  Sa 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM  |  Su 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM

Christmas / New Year 2019/2020

24 December 2019: 11.00 AM - 3.00 PM

25 December 2019: Closed

26 December 2019: 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM

May Day 2020

01 May 2020: 11.00 AM - 6.00 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 temporary 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.


Adults: CHF 18.-
Students, disabled persons: CHF 12.-
Groups (more than 12 persons): CHF 12.-
Children under 16 years and (accompanied by an adult person) free
School classes: free, registration compulsory

50% discount on museums admission with the BaselCard

Swiss Museum Pass Free admission

Museums-PASS-Musées Free admission


SBB (Central Railway Station): Tram no. 2 to «Wettsteinplatz», switch to Bus no. 31 or 38 to «Tinguely Museum»

Badischer Bahnhof: Bus no. 36

By car: Highway exit «Basel Wettstein/Ost», parking directly under the bridge or at car park Badischer Bahnhof

Disabled parking at the Museum entrance at Grenzacherstrasse. Wheelchair access to all exhibition spaces (wheelchairs available).


The museum is accessible for visitors impairments. Guide dogs are allowed.

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Permanent collections Jean Tinguely

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Tadeusz Kantor (li.), Aufführung von «Où sont les neiges d'antan» in Paris, 1982 © Maria Kantor & Dorota Krakowska / Tadeusz Kantor Foundation, Foto: Jacquie Bablet

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23 October 2019 - 26 January 2020

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