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La roue = c'est tout New permanent exhibition

Jean Tinguely: Fatamorgana, Méta-Harmonie IV (detail), 1985,  420 x 1,250 x 220 cm Iron frame, wooden wheels, plastic parts, percussion instruments, light bulbs, electric motors © 2023 ProLitteris, Zurich; photo: Museum Tinguely Basel, Christian Bauer
According to Tinguely, ‘we live in a wheeled civilisation’. Even today, our lives are shaped largely by the relationship between man and machine and the resulting dependencies that Tinguely deconstructed with such relish. Now, for the first time since the museum was founded, its enlarged collection of Tinguely’s own works is to return to the great hall. There visitors will be able to discover the intricate and poetic early works, the explosive happenings and collaborations of the 1960s, and the musical, monumental and sombre works of Tinguely’s late period, all presented in an entertaining and eventful tour with many opportunities for hands-on participation.
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