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L'Esprit de Tinguely.


Joie de vivre--or a race against time? For Jean Tinguely, making art was clearly a matter of life and death. The playful, speed-loving inventor of drawing machines and self-destructing apparatuses mocked museums as "art cemeteries," though his taste for wrecked car parts and animal skulls lent his later works the quality of memento mori. In-house curator Annelie Lutgens's and Kunstmuseum director Gijs van Tuyl's mission--and they have chosen to accept it--is to present Tinguely's oeuvre in its full diversity. Their career-spanning, seventy-odd-work roundup will be accompanied by an equally thorough catalogue. (This message will self-destruct in...) May 20-Oct. 3; Jean Tinguely Museum in Basel, dates to be announced.
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Author:Withers, Rachel
Publication:Artforum International
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Date:May 1, 2000
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