Turn the Puppets Loose

05.05.2017 - 10.09.2017
Di-So 10-17 Uhr, Mi 10-20 Uhr
Toni-Areal, Pfingstweidstrasse 96

Walk right in! The Museum für Gestaltung presents its valuable collection of figures. As highpoints of the avant-garde, Sophie Taeuber-Arp’s “King Stag” and Otto Morach’s ensemble for “La boîte à joujoux” encounter typical puppet figures such as Punch, robbers, and a princess. The puppet show founded in the Kunstgewerbeschule Zürich (School of Arts and Crafts Zurich) in 1918 led to the experimental examination of the various members of the cast. In the mid-20th century this genre reached yet a further highpoint in the form of “Fred Schneckenburger’s Puppet Cabaret”. Alongside delightful original puppets in all sizes, this exhibition also presents sets, films, and soundtracks and offers insights into drawings and documentary photographs. And at this highly enjoyable show, visitors can even become part of a shadow play themselves.