Heureka by Jean Tinguely

Zürich

Zürich: Boot Zurisee

Zürich: Boot Zurisee

Zürich (Kreis 1) / Hochschulen: Bellevue

Zürich (Kreis 1) / Hochschulen: Bellevue

Zürich

Zürich

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

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

Zürich: ETH Zentrum

Zürich: ETH Zentrum

Zürich: Hardturm Richtung Bern

Zürich: Hardturm Richtung Bern

Zürich: KV Zürich Business School - Hardbrücke

Zürich: KV Zürich Business School - Hardbrücke

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

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

Zürich: Panorama

Zürich: Panorama

Zürich: Dolder Sports

Zürich: Dolder Sports

Zürich: Bellevue & Üetliberg

Zürich: Bellevue & Üetliberg

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

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

Zürich: Zoo Zürich

Zürich: Zoo Zürich

Zürich: Schweighofstrasse

Zürich: Schweighofstrasse

Zürich: Zoo Zürich

Zürich: Zoo Zürich

Zürich (Kreis 1): Stadthaus

Zürich (Kreis 1): Stadthaus

Leutschenbach: Gebäude des SF

Leutschenbach: Gebäude des SF

Zürich (Kreis 6): Altstadt, Hauptbahnhof, Limmat, Sihl

Zürich (Kreis 6): Altstadt, Hauptbahnhof, Limmat, Sihl

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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