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Espace Jean Tinguely–Niki de Saint Phalle

Espace Jean Tinguely–Niki de Saint Phalle Review

Once the city's tram terminal, this is one of the premier modern-art spaces in Switzerland. It houses a selection of whirring, tapping, spinning metal sculptures by Jean Tinguely and a wall full of the voluptuous, colorful work of his wife, Niki de Saint Phalle. After working in the Dadaist movement, Tinguely (1925-1991) made headlines as a pioneer of the "kinetic art" movement. Kids (16 and under free) are often fascinated by Tinguely's work; something is happening somewhere all the time: skis are walking, a potted plant is turning, a toy rabbit is being hit on the head.

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  • Address: 2 rue de Morat, Fribourg, Fribourg 1700 | Map It
  • Phone: 026/3055140
  • Cost: 6 SF
  • Hours: Wed. and Fri.–Sun. 11–6, Thurs. 11–8
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  • Location: Fribourg
Updated: 09-18-2012

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