Workshop Message in a Bottle – on the Tinguely museum ship

08.09.2021 — 09.09.2021

The educational activities on board the barge will enable visitors to participate actively in Jean Tinguely’s artistic cosmos over and above their visit to the exhibition. Water, sound, and communication – those are the themes from Tinguely’s work that best fit the AHOY! project and that will be at the centre of our educational activities. These will be aimed at a wide audience and designed to be enjoyable and inspiring, arousing a desire to find out more about Tinguely’s art.

Hands-on stations
The exhibition will be supplemented by two hands-on stations, which visitors will be invited to discover of their own accord. The Méta-Splash machine will be an opportunity to draw in the air with water, while Message in a Bottle will entail writing a message in a bottle that can then be exchanged for one already picked up en route.

In addition, there will also be free workshops for children, teenagers and adults on board the barge, all of which can be booked in advance through Frankfurter Kunstverein.

Participants will design a letter collage and send it off on an exciting journey
In parallel to his creation of kinetic sculptures, Jean Tinguely also sent hundreds of illustrated letters to a wide range of recipients. His letters are accomplished, playful, and attest to the pleasure he took in communicating with others. For us, Museum Tinguely AHOY! is the perfect opportunity to engage in just such a creative exchange. Participants will design a message of their own to an unknown recipient and in exchange will get to fish out a message in a bottle from an earlier stage of the voyage – perhaps from Basel, Paris or Amsterdam?

How to participate
Participants: 5–25 people; school classes, private groups or individual participants
Duration: 2 hours
Admission: free
Time slot 1: Wednesday, September 8 or Thursday, September 9, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (FULLY BOOKED)
Time slot 2: Wednesday, September 8 or Thursday, September 9, 2021 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. (ONLY A FEW PLACES LEFT ON WEDNESDAY)
Where: The workshops will take place on the covered deck of the AHOY! Tinguely Museum Ship MS Evolutie at Untermainkai Frankfurt, Nizzawerft
Interested groups or individual participants can register in advance here: