Jean Tinguely, who died in 1991, was a Swiss painter and sculptor famous for his kinetic art, which satirized the mindless production of material goods in advanced society.
Founded in his honor, the Museum Tinguley, was designed by architect Mario Botta and is located in Solitude Park next to the Rhine. This wonderful museum was inaugurated in 1996 and houses a permanent collection of Tinguely’s work. The exhibition includes his sculptures, illustrations, photographs and other documents relating to the artist’s life. The museum also plays host to an assortment of temporary displays: from June 8 to October 9 2011 visitors can see ‘Car Fetish’, an exhibition dedicated to the role of the automobile in 20th century culture. As well as acknowledging the impact that cars have on our daily lives, the exhibition shows how the automobile has been portrayed in modern art, with work from Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, Robert Frank and many more.