Heureka by Jean Tinguely

Zürich

Zürich

Zürich

Zürich: Panorama

Zürich: Panorama

Zürich: Dolder Sports

Zürich: Dolder Sports

Zürich: Kreis 5 - Primetower

Zürich: Kreis 5 - Primetower

Zürich: Schweighofstrasse

Zürich: Schweighofstrasse

Zürich: Uetliberg - Zürichsee

Zürich: Uetliberg - Zürichsee

Zürich: Hotel Alexander

Zürich: Hotel Alexander

Zürich: Livespotting - Uetliberg

Zürich: Livespotting - Uetliberg

Zürich: Stadelhoferplatz - Sechseläutenplatz - Bellevueplatz - Zürichsee

Zürich: Stadelhoferplatz - Sechseläutenplatz - Bellevueplatz - Zürichsee

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

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

Zürich: Universität Zürich - Schweizerisches Nationalmuseum - Zürich, Zürich HB - ETH Zürich - Technopark - Uetliberg

Zürich: Universität Zürich - Schweizerisches Nationalmuseum - Zürich, Zürich HB - ETH Zürich - Technopark - Uetliberg

Zürich: Helmhaus - Frauenbad Stadthausquai - barfussbar - Grossmünster - Zurich town hall - Limmat - Zürichsee

Zürich: Helmhaus - Frauenbad Stadthausquai - barfussbar - Grossmünster - Zurich town hall - Limmat - Zürichsee

Zürich: Altstadt, Hauptbahnhof, Limmat, Sihl

Zürich: Altstadt, Hauptbahnhof, Limmat, Sihl

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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