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Wim Delvoye

Museum Tinguely, Basel

14 Jun 2017 - 1 Jan 2018

Museum Tinguely will host Switzerland’s first major retrospective of Belgian artist Wim Delvoye. Since the late 1980s, Delvoye has been known for works that rest on intelligently witty mixtures of the profane with the sublime, where tradition clashes with utopia, and craftsmanship with high-tech. His best known works are his Cloacas, which mechanically reconstruct the processes that take place inside the human body between ingestion and excretion and so visualise one of the basic constants of our existence. The artist’s more recent replicas of construction machinery and trucks using Gothic-style ornaments attest to his delight in aesthetic experimentation and monumental works. Find out more about the Wim Delvoye exhibition from the Museum Tinguely’s website.

We interviewed the artist about his work here.

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Cement Truck (2016), Wim Delvoye. © 2017 ProLitteris, Zürich / Wim Delvoye. Photo: Studio Wim Delvoye, Belgium

Cement Truck Cement Truck (2016), Wim Delvoye. © 2017 ProLitteris, Zürich / Wim Delvoye. Photo: Studio Wim Delvoye, Belgium

Installation of 12 Ironing Boards (1990), Wim Delvoye. © 2017 ProLitteris, Zürich / Wim Delvoye. Photo: Studio Wim Delvoye, Belgium

Installation of 12 Ironing Boards (1990), Wim Delvoye. © 2017 ProLitteris, Zürich / Wim Delvoye. Photo: Studio Wim Delvoye, Belgium

Chantier – Labour of Love (1992), Wim Delvoye. © 2017 ProLitteris, Zürich / Wim Delvoye. Photo: Studio Wim Delvoye, Belgium

Chantier – Labour of Love (1992), Wim Delvoye. © 2017 ProLitteris, Zürich / Wim Delvoye. Photo: Studio Wim Delvoye, Belgium

Cloaca Original (2000), Wim Delvoye. © 2017 ProLitteris, Zürich / Wim Delvoye. Photo: Studio Wim Delvoye, Belgium

Cloaca Original (2000), Wim Delvoye. © 2017 ProLitteris, Zürich / Wim Delvoye. Photo: Studio Wim Delvoye, Belgium

Cloaca Quattro (2004–05), Wim Delvoye. © 2017 ProLitteris, Zürich / Wim Delvoye. Photo: Studio Wim Delvoye, Belgium

Cloaca Quattro (2004–05), Wim Delvoye. © 2017 ProLitteris, Zürich / Wim Delvoye. Photo: Studio Wim Delvoye, Belgium

Maserati (2014), Wim Delvoye. © 2017 ProLitteris, Zürich / Wim Delvoye. Photo: Studio Wim Delvoye, Belgium

Maserati (2014), Wim Delvoye. © 2017 ProLitteris, Zürich / Wim Delvoye. Photo: Studio Wim Delvoye, Belgium

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