Machine Spectacle by Jean Tinguely

00:07:54 Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Jean Tinguely is famous for his playful, boldly kinetic machines and explosive performances. Everything had to be different, everything had to move.
Jean Tinguely

Jean Tinguely (1925 – 1991) was a Swiss painter and sculptor who gained his international recognition in the early sixties as one of the pioneers of kinetic art.

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Jean Tinguely is famous for his playful, boldly kinetic machines and explosive performances. Everything had to be different, everything had to move. Precisely twenty-five years after his death, the Stedelijk opens a Tinguely retrospective: the largest-ever exhibition of the artist to be mounted in a Dutch museum.

The Swiss artist Jean Tinguely (1925–1991) played a key role in the rise of kinetic art in the fifties. With over a hundred machine sculptures, most of which are in working order, paired with films, photos, drawings, and archive materials, the presentation takes the public on a chronological and thematic journey of Tinguely’s artistic development and ideas, from his love of absurd play to his fascination for destruction and ephemerality.

Jean Tinguely - Machine Spectacle
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
1 Oct 2016 - 5 Mar 2017

 

 

Video credits

  • Production: Mals Media | Anna Jordans
  • Interview & research: Else Siemerink 
  • Camera & Editing: Florian Koch 
  • Translation: Eric Brevink
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