The museum host an impressive collection of works by Jean Tinguely, an avant-garde 20th-century artist best known for his moving sculptures and ingenious artistic assemblages. His creations, often made from industrial materials and waste, are a fascinating blend of humour, ingenuity and commentary on the society of his time..
Visitors to Museum Tinguely have the chance to explore various interactive installations and discover the artist’s playful world. The sculptures on display sometimes come to life, creating a unique experience that attracts the attention of art lovers from all over the world.
In addition to the works of Jean Tinguely, the museum also presents temporary exhibitions featuring contemporary artists who draw inspiration from kinetic art and movement in their creations. The building itself is an interesting piece of architecture, designed by Swiss architect Mario Botta. With its bold, modern design, it provides an ideal setting for showcasing Tinguely’s dynamic works.
The Museum Tinguely is a must-see for art and creative engineering enthusiasts. It embodies the innovative spirit of Jean Tinguely and leaves a lasting impression on all those lucky enough to visit it in Basel.
Exhibition La roue = c’est tout
From now until spring 2025, a new presentation of the Museum Tinguely’s collection : La roue = c’est tout. According to Tinguely, “we live in a civilisation of the wheel”. The relationship between man and machine still determines our lives today, as do the resulting dependencies that Tinguely set out to deconstruct. For the first time since the museum was founded, the entire collection of works by the artist is once again on show in the Great Hall. An eclectic exhibition programme with a host of participatory activities will enable visitors to discover his youthful work, imbued with fragility and poetry, the explosive actions and collaborations of the 1960s, and his latest, darker musical and monumental works.
See also on NOW Village : the article Portrait of the artist Jean Tinguely.
Paul Sacher-Anlage 1, 4058 Basel
Website : www.tinguely.ch
Tuesday to Sunday 11 – 18h
Open Thursdays until 21h
Closed on Mondays