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Jean Tinguely: Machine Spectacle at Stedelijk Museum

Art | December 15, 2016 |

tinguely-04Image courtesy of Stedelijk Museum

Jean Tinguely: Machine Spectacle at Stedelijk Museum

The presentation features his early wire sculptures and reliefs, in which Tinguely imitated and animated the abstract paintings of artists such as Malevich, Miró, and Klee; the interactive drawing machines and wild dancing installations constructed from salvaged metal, waste materials, and discarded clothing; and his streamlined, military-looking black sculptures.

 

tinguely-05Image courtesy of Stedelijk Museum

 

Jean Tinguely created his work as a rejection of the static, conventional art world; he sought to emphasize play and experiment. For Tinguely, art was not about standing in a sterile white space, distantly gazing at a silent painting. He produced kinetic sculptures to set art and art history in motion, in works that animated the boundary between art and life. With his do-it-yourself drawing machines, Tinguely critiqued the role of the artist and the elitist position of art in society. He renounced the unicity of “the artist’s hand” by encouraging visitors to produce work themselves.

 

tinguely03Image courtesy of Stedelijk Museum

 

Collaboration was integral to Tinguely’s career. He worked extensively with artists like Daniel Spoerri, Niki de Saint Phalle (also his wife), Yves Klein, and others from the ZERO network, as well as museum directors such as Pontus Hultén, Willem Sandberg, and Paul Wember. Thanks to his charismatic, vibrant personality and the dazzling success with which he presented his work (and himself) in the public sphere, Tinguely was a vital figure within these networks, acting as leader, inspirator, and connector.

 

Jean Tinguely, Gismo, 1960. Collectie Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Foto: Gert Jan van Rooij. c/o Pictoright Amsterdam, 2016Image courtesy of Stedelijk Museum

 

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
From October 01, 2016 to March 05, 2017

 

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