'Len Lye: Motion Composer'. Image by Nicolas Lieber, courtesy of Museum Tinguely, Basel.

'Len Lye: Motion Composer'. Image by Nicolas Lieber, courtesy of Museum Tinguely, Basel.

Len Lye on the Road

Reflections from Museum Tinguely

13 Mar 2020


Join Len Lye curator Paul Brobbel for a talk about recent Len Lye Foundation activities overseas, including the recent exhibition of Len Lye’s work at Museum Tinguely in Basel, Switzerland.

Tue 17 Mar 6 - 8 PM
TELC2 Len Lye Centre
Refreshments provided
Free Entry - All welcome

The collaboration is a landmark moment for the world of Len Lye; being the largest ever exhibition of the artist’s work outside Aotearoa New Zealand. Like The Govett-Brewster Gallery, Museum Tinguely is a rare example of a museum committed to the permanent exhibition of works by a kinetic artist.

 

Len Lye – Motion Composer, which ran until early 2020, brought together more than 150 artworks. Many of these were restored or reconstructed works not seen since the 1960s.

 

The exhibition also included film and sculptures not previously shown, as well as the newly reconstructed kinetic sculpture Sky Snake (1965). A second version - Sky Snakes - is an installation of seven, ceiling mounted spinning Sky Snakes. It recently debuted here at Govett-Brewster and will be exhibiting at the Gallery until June 2020. 

 

Join us as Paul leads us through the connections between Len Lye and Swiss artist Jean Tinguely, the development of the Motion Composer exhibition in Basel and what the exhibition means for Len Lye in New Plymouth.
 

The World of Len Lye
Len Lye on the Road - Event
Len Lye 'Sky Snakes'

 

A second version - Sky Snakes - is an installation of seven, ceiling mounted spinning Sky Snakes. It recently debuted here at Govett-Brewster and will be exhibiting at the Gallery until June 2020.

'Len Lye: Motion Composer'. Image by Nicolas Lieber, courtesy of Museum Tinguely, Basel.

'Len Lye: Motion Composer'. Image by Nicolas Lieber, courtesy of Museum Tinguely, Basel.

'Len Lye: Motion Composer'. Image by Nicolas Lieber, courtesy of Museum Tinguely, Basel.

'Len Lye: Motion Composer'. Image by Nicolas Lieber, courtesy of Museum Tinguely, Basel.

'Len Lye: Motion Composer'. Image by Nicolas Lieber, courtesy of Museum Tinguely, Basel.

'Len Lye: Motion Composer'. Image by Nicolas Lieber, courtesy of Museum Tinguely, Basel.

'Len Lye: Motion Composer'. Image by Nicolas Lieber, courtesy of Museum Tinguely, Basel.

'Len Lye: Motion Composer'. Image by Nicolas Lieber, courtesy of Museum Tinguely, Basel.

'Len Lye: Motion Composer'. Image by Nicolas Lieber, courtesy of Museum Tinguely, Basel.

'Len Lye: Motion Composer'. Image by Nicolas Lieber, courtesy of Museum Tinguely, Basel.

'Len Lye: Motion Composer'. Image by Nicolas Lieber, courtesy of Museum Tinguely, Basel. 
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'Len Lye: Motion Composer'. Image by Nicolas Lieber, courtesy of Museum Tinguely, Basel.