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Espace Jean Tinguely - Niki de Saint Phalle

rue de Morat 2, Fribourg 1700, Switzerland
+41 26 305 51 40
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It's like walking into someone else's dream! A moment apart where time stops and the machines... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2017
Thierry C
Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland
Jean and Niki in complement

Although the Fribourg museum is much smaller than the Jean Tinguely Museum in Basel, it has a... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2015
Geneva, Switzerland
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21 Jan 2017
31 Jul 2015
“Jean and Niki in complement”
rue de Morat 2, Fribourg 1700, Switzerland
+41 26 305 51 40
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

It's like walking into someone else's dream! A moment apart where time stops and the machines (sculptures) and the colours (Nikki) take you into their time frame. You'll need to be open-minded!

Thank Thierry C
Reviewed 31 July 2015

Although the Fribourg museum is much smaller than the Jean Tinguely Museum in Basel, it has a subdued cosy atmosphere that befits Jean's weird and wonderful machines and is well worth a visit. The juxtaposition of his stark and angular mechanical creations with some of...More

2  Thank 2plus2gva
Reviewed 25 July 2015

I was familiar with Tinguely's work from Basel, where there is a huge museum dedicated to his crazy contraptions. But it was fun to see his work combined with Niki Saint de Phalle's colorful art and to read about their relationship. The museum is playful,...More

1  Thank AnnArborMHT
Reviewed 18 February 2015

Well worth a visit. I am certain that visitors will not have seen anything like this before. Fantastic art works from Niki and the weirdest contraptions which look as if they are kept together by pieces of old string but amazingly work put together by...More

Thank MKxyz
Reviewed 25 September 2014

Two great artists, with very different languages of expression communicating one idea. Niki de Saint Phalle's works are big, colorful, robust; while Jean Tinguely are thin, rusted, animated. The museum is a fun and magical place where we, the viewer, become part of their mysterious...More

Thank EthelBustamante
Reviewed 30 June 2014

I just didn't get it. A lot of 'stuff' e.g. bike wheels, chairs, chains, toys, etc all made into a machine that shudders, rumbles, whirs and clicks. Sorry it just went over my head....

Thank funnybunnyAberdeen
Reviewed 30 January 2014

Boy, did this museum have strange pieces of art. Not many of these odd constructions, but the ones there are, are just strange strange strange. Even children might like this place, as the scultures are animatronic!

Thank gzumba
Reviewed 3 September 2013

If you like the art of Jean Tinguely and/or Niki de Saint Phalle, you should visit this little museum. But make sure to see their works in the town, too!

Thank Sally P
Reviewed 29 August 2013

An eccentric collection of wonderful machines. Our French was not up to translating all the labels, but we had great fun watching all the exhibits and working out which bits moved what! If you have mechanically minded youngsters, I cannot imagine what you would have...More

Thank April B
Reviewed 2 June 2013

Just awesome! So much imagination and great fun for all ages. Tinguelly's mechanican sculptures are fascinating and a delight to watch. Each one is individual and one can spent hours watching them move. Niki de Saint Phalle's work is also fascinating as well as thought-provoking....More

Thank zortean
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