Wim Delvoye, 14 Jun 2017 — 01 Jan 2018
Exhibitions

Wim Delvoye

Museum Tinguely, Paul Sacher-Anlage 2, 4002 Basel, Switzerland

The museum is hosting the first major retrospective of the Belgian artist, presenting a wide range of pieces, from his early until more recent works. Since the 1980s, he is famous for a creative and intelligent mix of the profane and the sublime, tradition and utopia, craftsmanship and new technology. Even though he is constantly reinventing himself, his work are inspired by drawings he made as a child, as well as his Flemish heritage with its love to cultural roots.
Recently, Delvoye is experimenting with the relationship between aesthetics and machinery. An example of a more recent work is “Cement Truck” (2012-2016), constructed out of laser-cut steel plates presenting shapes of gothic-style ornaments. The truck will be on display in the Solitude Park next to the museum.
He however takes his experimentation further in bringing ironic refraction to life, in works such as “Tim” (2006-2008), a Swiss man that sold his skin for tattoos to the artist and later to a collector. This provoking work will be presented during the opening week of the show and at Art Basel.

The exhibition at Museum Tinguely is realised in close cooperation with the MUDAM Luxembourg.

Contacts & Details
OPENING TIMES:
Tue – Sun 11am – 6pm

CLOSING DAYS:
Mon

ADMISSION:
Ticket

T: + 41 61 681 93 20
M: infos@tinguely.ch
Website

ADDRESS
Museum Tinguely, Paul Sacher-Anlage 2, 4002 Basel, Switzerland

ESTABLISHED
1996
Facebook
Instagram