Basel - Exhibition

Lois Weinberger: Debris Field

Museum Tinguely

17 Apr 201901 Sep 2019

With works illustrating an everyday surrealism with objects, drawings, texts and photographic works, Museum Tinguely presents a poetic-archaeological research project Debris Field (2010–2016) by Lois Weinberger as the third exhibition in a series that seeks to engage in a dialogue with Jean Tinguely’s late masterpiece Mengele-Dance of Death (1986) and to show its multi-layered nature.

Debris Field is an inventory, an excavation that takes place in the sedimentary layers of time in the attic and gaps between the floors of the building, where the Austrian artist explores and stages relics from several centuries of history found at his parents’ farm. Weinberger sees the house as an archive of life and the relics as marginalia that define the true focus of the archive, its gaps, which lends expression to these essential gaps and their spaces of memory. This year’s presentation opens a dialogue around the various farm biographies that served as material sources of inspiration for the two works.

  • Lois Weinberger, Debris Field, 2010–2016, finds from the attic, parent’s house, Stams in Tyrol, 14th to 20th century, Photo: Paris Tsitsos © Studio WeinbergerLois Weinberger, Debris Field, 2010–2016, finds from the attic, parent’s house, Stams in Tyrol, 14th to 20th century, Photo: Paris Tsitsos © Studio Weinberger

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Destination: Basel
Where: Museum Tinguely
Type: Opening

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OPENING:
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1996

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Wetzel Roland


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