, 19 November 2012

He is not a mere machine artist, Roland Wetzel wants to clarify that, Tinguely is so much more….

After our quick encounter last month with Jean Tinguely’s recently finished Méta-Matics, Méta-Reliefs expo @ Gallerie Vallois,  we were left wondering the endless possibilities and shapes his works could adopt… and it magically turns out that the Basel-based Museum Tinguely just opened their most ambitious retrospective of the Swiss artist a few days ago…

16 years after the museum opened its doors, their collection has grown considerably and it seemed likemaking an updated museum catalogue was an urgent imperative… much like organising an exhibition of the Tinguely Collection, the first for a considerable time, spread over the entire display area. 20 years after Tinguely’s death, the new presentation will also reflect a revised view of his oeuvre.

The nice people @Vernissage TV went there a couple of weeks ago to talk with the museum director Roland Wetzel and to take a few photos… (more info on the expo this way).