Fribourg and Neuchatel Sights

Espace Jean Tinguely–Niki de Saint Phalle

  • 2 rue de Morat Map It
  • Fribourg

Published 04/14/2015

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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, which is full of fantastical elements: skis are walking, a potted plant is turning, and a toy rabbit is being hit on the head.

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2 rue de Morat, Fribourg, Fribourg, 1700, Switzerland

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  • 6 SF
  • Wed. and Fri.–Sun. 11–6, Thurs. 11–8

Published 04/14/2015


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