Heureka by Jean Tinguely

Zürich

Zürich: ETH Zentrum

Zürich: ETH Zentrum

Zürich: Zoo Zürich

Zürich: Zoo Zürich

Zürich (Kreis 4) / Hard: Kreis 5 - Primetower

Zürich (Kreis 4) / Hard: Kreis 5 - Primetower

Zürich (Kreis 1) / Hochschulen: Bellevue

Zürich (Kreis 1) / Hochschulen: Bellevue

Zürich: KV Zürich Business School - Hardbrücke

Zürich: KV Zürich Business School - Hardbrücke

Zürich

Zürich

Zürich: Hardturm Richtung Bern

Zürich: Hardturm Richtung Bern

Zürich › Nord: KV Zürich Business School - Hard One - Best Carwash - Hardbrücke - Escher Wyss - Schiffbau - Jumbo compact Zürich - Abaton

Zürich › Nord: KV Zürich Business School - Hard One - Best Carwash - Hardbrücke - Escher Wyss - Schiffbau - Jumbo compact Zürich - Abaton

Zürich (Kreis 6): Zürichsee - ETH Zürich - Technopark - Zürich, Zürich HB - Prime Tower - Universität Zürich - Schweizerisches Nationalmuseum - Uetliberg

Zürich (Kreis 6): Zürichsee - ETH Zürich - Technopark - Zürich, Zürich HB - Prime Tower - Universität Zürich - Schweizerisches Nationalmuseum - Uetliberg

Zürich: Schweighofstrasse

Zürich: Schweighofstrasse

Zürich: Dolder Sports

Zürich: Dolder Sports

Zürich: Panorama

Zürich: Panorama

Zürich: Zoo Zürich

Zürich: Zoo Zürich

Zürich: Bellevue & Üetliberg

Zürich: Bellevue & Üetliberg

Leutschenbach: Gebäude des SF

Leutschenbach: Gebäude des SF

Zürich (Kreis 1): Stadthaus

Zürich (Kreis 1): Stadthaus

Zürich (Kreis 6): Landesmuseum - Erweiterungsbau

Zürich (Kreis 6): Landesmuseum - Erweiterungsbau

Zürich: Livespotting - Uetliberg

Zürich: Livespotting - Uetliberg

The Heureka was created by Jean Tinguely for the Swiss National Exhibition in Lausanne and has been located at Zürichhorn in Zurich since 1967. This large kinetic sculpture made of iron bars, steel wheels, metal pipes, wooden wheels and various electric motors was Tinguely's first public work.

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Tinguely's idle machines are recognised worldwide as an allegory about the consumer and industrial society. For Jean Tinguely, the machine stood for humour and poetry. The many plastic wheels symbolise both wisdom and madness in one. Jean Tinguely (d. 1991) was a contemporary Swiss painter and sculptor and follower of the French Nouveau Réalisme art movement. Its members had set themselves the goal of eroding the lofty status of fine art and of using new techniques and materials to integrate the reality of everyday life into art.

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