Jean Tinguely: Shuttlecock

7 April to 30 June 2024

In its brand-new Atrium exhibition space, SCHUNCK is presenting Shuttlecock (1990), an impressive moving sculpture by Swiss artist Jean Tinguely (1925-1991).


SCHUNCK Glaspaleis


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Jean Tinguely is widely known for his moving and self-destroying machines which produce a spectacle of motion and noise. The artist was fascinated by pointless movement and maniacal speed and so too, by the racetrack. For three years, from 1988 until his death in 1991, Tinguely designed the sidecars and racing suits for his friend and racing driver René Progin. The 1988 sidecar was dismantled and became the sculpture Shuttlecock.

About Jean Tinguely

Jean Tinguely was an artist who mixed in alternative art circles in the 1960s. He was part of the Nouveaux Réalistes group which also included artists such as Niki de Saint Phalle, Daniel Spoerri, Arman, Yves Klein and Christo. This group grasped the opportunity to transform everyday objects into art forms. As well as using objects they found, these artists might also chance upon other items. Their work often had a playful humour and a non-conformist anti-art character – elements also reflected in Tinguely's Shuttlecock.

The sculpture is free to view in the Atrium and can be reached via the Art Depot.