Museum Tinguely

À bruit secret

Hearing in Art

22 Feb - 14 May 2023

Meret Oppenheim
The ear of Giacometti, 1959
Bronze, 1st edition unnumbered/Pastori
11 x 7,5 x 1,5 cm
Private collection /collection privée / private collection
Photo: Flavio Karrer
© 2022 ProLitteris, Zurich
What does the River Rhine in Basel actually sound like? Can voices or the din of the city be used as visual or sculptural material? How have jungle noises changed over the past few years? Can sound waves be registered other than through the ears? Museum Tinguely’s series on the human senses in art continues with an array of auditory encounters with the known and unknown soundscapes of this earth. The group exhibition will showcase works in various media from the Baroque period to the present.