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Saturday, 26 March 2011
Café Culture about Jean Tinguely
Wednesday 23 March 'member of the first hour' of the Hangar Jan Terleth gave a great lecture on the Swiss sculptor Jean Tinguely.
It was a very interesting talk! Tinguely worked in the Dada tradition and created 'kinetic art', machines from scraps of metal, wood and even bones, that moved and created new art: shadows on the walls, books and paitings - and often destructed themselves. Tingsley was a member of the Parisian avantgarde in the mid-twenties and he was married to Niki de St Phalle.(they very much had their own style though!)
Apart from a collection of great pictures to illustrate his lecture, Jan showed a video with Tinguely's objects actually moving. It was compelling and sometimes even touching... Funny how iron objects can bring about poetic emotion!
We weren't there in great numbers - many of you couldn't come, but don't worry, Jan has promised to give the lecture once more, probably after the summer holidays!
A big thank you to Jan Terleth, who -as usual - did a great job in helping us understand a contemporary artist with an unusual approach!