Walk right in! The Museum für Gestaltung is presenting its valuable collection of puppets. As high points of the avant-garde, Sophie Taeuber-Arp’s "König Hirsch" and Otto Morach’s ensemble for "La boîte à joujoux" will encounter typical puppet characters such as Punch, a robber, and a princess. The puppet theater company founded at the Kunstgewerbeschule Zürich (Zurich School of Applied Arts) in 1918 led to an experimental engagement with the genre by the various participants. In the mid-twentieth century, puppet theater reached yet another high point in the form of "Fred Schneckenburger’s Puppet Cabaret". Along with delightful original puppets in all sizes, the exhibition will also present theatrical scenery, films, and soundtracks as well as insights through drawings and documentary photographs. This highly enjoyable show will even offer visitors the chance to take part in a shadow play themselves.
Turn the Puppets Loose
Collecting as Research
Museum für Gestaltung (ed.), E/G, CHF 23
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