JEAN TINGUELY GROSSE MÉTA-MAXI-MAXI-UTOPIA 1987
Hardware, wooden wheels, aluminum steps, curtain, carousel horse, vase by Ursi Luginbühl, plastic flowers, garden gnome, electric motors, terracotta female sculpture, polyurethane foam, covered with pink coloring 810 x 1683 x 887 cm Museum Tinguely, Basel Donation Niki de Saint Phalle Photographer: Christian Baur © VG-Bild Kunst, Bonn 2016
23 April 2016 – 14 August 2016
Museum Kunstpalast | Düsseldorf, Germany
Marking the 25th anniversary of the artist’s death, the Museum Kunstpalast presents the multifaceted œuvre of Jean Tinguely (1925-1991), co-founder of Le Nouveau Réalisme and one of the most original artists of his time.
The exhibition offers a comprehensive insight into Tinguely’s fascinating and joyfully sensuous work, while also illuminating his collaborations with fellow artists including Daniel Spoerri, Eva Aeppli, Yves Klein, Bernhard Luginbühl and Niki de Saint Phalle—his long-term partner whom he ultimately married.
Conceived in cooperation with the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and the Museum Tinguely in Basel, Jean Tinguely. Super Meta Maxi gathers more than 90 loans from museums and private collections. Works exhibited range from Tinguely’s early, tenderly poetic wire sculptures and kinetic reliefs to his famous 'painting machines' and expansive installations, including the monumental installation 'Grosse Méta-Maxi-Maxi Utopia'.
JEAN TINGUELY WITH MÉTA-MATIC NO. 9 (SCORPION)
1959 © Museum Tinguely, Basel Photo: Hansjörg Stoecklin
JEAN TINGUELY, NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE LIFESAVER 1991
Polyester, paint, iron, electric motor 155 x 148 x 57 cm
Photo: Lehmbruck Museum © VG-Bild Kunst, Bonn 2016
JEAN TINGUELY BALUBA NO. 3 1961 Wood trunk, steel rods, alloy wheels, chain, box spring, cowbell, pen, plastic, wheel fender, rubber belts, electric motors
1.42 × 54 × 64 cm Museum Ludwig Cologne / Donation Ludwig
© Rheinisches Bildarchiv