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
1 Oct 2016 - 5 Mar 2017
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Production: Mals Media | Anna Jordans
Interview & research: Else Siemerink
Camera & Editing: Florian Koch
Translation: Eric Brevink