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Archivio Conz Archivo Conz houses artworks, documents, editions and personal belongings collected and catalysed by Francesco Conz (Cittadella, 1935–Verona, 2010).

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- MILAN KNÍŽÁKMarch 2, 2022.#artistsagainstwar#stopwar #standwithukraine
02/03/2022

- MILAN KNÍŽÁK
March 2, 2022.

#artistsagainstwar
#stopwar
#standwithukraine

"Artists don't have to do miracles, since they themselves are miracles, and encounters with certain artists can truly ch...
23/02/2022

"Artists don't have to do miracles, since they themselves are miracles, and encounters with certain artists can truly change your life...Artists are involved in the everyday chaos of life and art, and they promote a debate which is somehow central to the notion of enlightenment."
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- Francesco Conz in "Interview with Francesco Conz, Fluxus Collector Extraordinaire," Umbrella journal, 1999.
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Image: Untitled, 1989.
Milan Knížák
Black and white portrait photograph of Francesco Conz with handmade interventions made with paint and marker.
24 × 18 cm
Courtesy of @archivioconz
Photo by: Giorgia Palmisano

#fluxus #artists

Happy birthday to the inimitable Yoko Ono ❤️ photographed here by Francesco Conz, with whom Ono visited in Italy and col...
18/02/2022

Happy birthday to the inimitable Yoko Ono ❤️ photographed here by Francesco Conz, with whom Ono visited in Italy and collaborated. Beyond her epic conceptual performance pieces and beyond her well-known art circle and subsequent public image, Yoko Ono was integral to Fluxus, collaborating extensively with the likes of Nam Jun Paik, George Brecht, and her former roommate Charlotte Moorman.

“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is a reality.”

-Yoko Ono, Grapefruit: A Book of Instructions and Drawings

Image 2: Yoko Ono, Francesco Conz, and Ben Patterson
Image 3: Yoko Ono and friends
Image 4-5: A Key to Open Faded Memory, 1992
Glass, sponge, paperboard box, by Yoko Ono. Produced for @edizioniconz, edition of 40.
19 x 19 x 7 cm

Francesco Conz lived with the art he collected and collaborated on, surrounded by the work of artist friends right insid...
16/02/2022

Francesco Conz lived with the art he collected and collaborated on, surrounded by the work of artist friends right inside his own home: The Secret Museum.
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Conz's Secret Museum challenges the sacred vestments of the institution, instead illustrating an everyday dimension, where neither the excellence nor the historical value of individual works is privileged. Instead, an identity is created within which works, multiples, photographic documents, kitsch souvenirs are all interwoven throughout the home – for example on a shelf above the kitchen or in phrases on ceiling beams – creating an identity in constant redefinition, open to new interventions.

Image: Entrance at the ground floor of The Secret Museum
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#francescoconz #edizioniconz #archivioconz

Happy Birthday 91st birthday Gerhard Rühm!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Gerhard Rühm (b. 1930, Vienna) works between poetry, music compositio...
12/02/2022

Happy Birthday 91st birthday Gerhard Rühm!
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Gerhard Rühm (b. 1930, Vienna) works between poetry, music composition, and visual art. With Eugen Gomringer, Rühm pioneered Concrete Poetry, experimenting at once with typography, spoken word, and spatial organization on the page surface. Rühm, along with Gunther Brus and Hermann Nitsch, was also responsible for introducing Conz to Viennese Actionism. Rühm's vast background furthermore includes collaborations with Francesco Conz in producing a wide range of silkscreen-on-cloth editions, notably “Klangkörper” (literal "Sound Body"), a series of music score notations printed on cloth.
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Images 1-3: Gerhard Rühm (with Francesco Conz, Emmett Williams, Pierre Garnier, not pictured) 1989.
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Images 4,5 : Gehrhard Rühm (from a dinner with Hermann Nitsch, Joe Jones, Peter Moore, Francesco Conz, Takako Saito) August 24, 1975.
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Image 6: Klangkörper, 1988
(Klangkörper)
Silkscreen on cloth
172 × 154 cm Edition of 24
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Image 7: Klangkörper, 1988
(Klangkörper)
Silkscreen on cloth
172 × 158 cm
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Image 8: Klangkörper, 1988
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Silkscreen on cloth
171 × 147 cm
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For more information on our Editions and inquiries regarding purchasing, please email [email protected]
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#concretepoetry #vienneseactionism #gerhardruhm #eugengomringer #hermannnitsch #guntherbrus

Happy 97th Birthday dear Eugen Gomringer, father of Concrete Poetry. We are with him today, thinking of him at the Eugen...
20/01/2022

Happy 97th Birthday dear Eugen Gomringer, father of Concrete Poetry. We are with him today, thinking of him at the Eugen Gomringer Platz 1 in Rehau ✨

Gomringer's art studies in the 1950s led him to nonrepresentational paintings, from which he emulated his first poems. In 1960 he founded his own magazine “Konkrete Poesie,” which began a decades-long period of intensive writing that continues into present day.

Concrete Poetry was a movement founded on the concept of using words not only as language read in linear forms, but also as graphic elements in relationship to the space of a page, thereby giving poems a meaning beyond their semantic element. Gomringer believed that a concrete poem was a poem in itself, not a poem about something.

Gomringer's extensive body of work also includes various silkscreens produced in small editions, which are integral to Edizioni Conz.

Images 1&2: Eugen Gomringer

Image 3: Untitled (Flow Grow), 1957, 1990. Silkscreen on vinyl. 139.5 × 122.5 cm. Edition of 3 @edizioniconz

Image 4: Untitled, 1991 (Nightgowns) Silkscreened on cloth, one side hand-painted by the artist. 125 × 157 cm.

Image 5: Untitled (Ping pong), 1953, 1990. Silkscreen on vinyl. 141 x 121 cm. Edition of 3 @edizioniconz

Image 6: Eugen Gomringer "Unikat and Editions" installation view at Edizioni Conz Raum, Berlin, 2019.

Image 7: Ekstase Kosmos Chaos. Acrylic paint on canvas. 139 x 109 cm.

Image 8: Eugen Gomringer and Francesco Conz.

For more information on Edizioni Conz and our editions, please email [email protected]

Fenus, 1989Milan KnížákGlazed Ceramic100 x 80 x 43 cmPh: Giorgia PalmisanoSignificant to Francesco Conz's collection are...
17/01/2022

Fenus, 1989
Milan Knížák
Glazed Ceramic
100 x 80 x 43 cm
Ph: Giorgia Palmisano

Significant to Francesco Conz's collection are the editions produced for Edizioni Conz, a project started in 1972 in collaboration with over 60 artists, including Milan Knížák. Knížák's works for Edizioni Conz have been produced in limited multiples. Fenus, pictured here, is part of an Edition of only 5.

Milan Knížák (b.1940) organised the happenings in former Czechoslovakia, open to anyone whose "basic aspiration was to find a more vivid, all-encompassing experience to everyday life." He was introduced to #Fluxus by Allan Kaprow and nominated by George Maciunas as “Director of Fluxus East” in 1965.

For more information on our Editions and inquiries regarding purchasing, please email [email protected]

Ben Patterson’s ‘Flying’: Variations for Double Bass, 1961-2001In Patterson’s 1961 Variations for Double Bass — influenc...
09/12/2021

Ben Patterson’s ‘Flying’: Variations for Double Bass, 1961-2001

In Patterson’s 1961 Variations for Double Bass — influenced by his peer John Cage’s prepared-piano works — he placed clothespins, paper clips, and other objects on the strings, breaking conventions of classical music to make visual elements of equal importance to the acoustic.

The artwork housed @archivioconz And part of Francesco Conz’s collection shows poems and notes written on the wooden part of the double-bass and two aluminium wings with bunsen burner for impulse are attached to it.
There is also a note written by the artist saying "Flying": the final variation of Ben Patterson´s "Variations for Double-Bass (1961-2000)", realised in the workshop of Francesco Conz in Via Scrimiari 28, from October 22 to 25, 2001.

Aluminium wings, metal screws, bunsen burner, permanent marker on vintage double bass

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#intermedia #benpatterson #archivioconz #francescoconz #johncage #doublebass

Found Dead, Joined at the HeadBen Patterson and Francesco Conz#benpatterson #francescoconz #fluxus #archivioconz
07/12/2021

Found Dead, Joined at the Head

Ben Patterson and Francesco Conz

#benpatterson #francescoconz #fluxus #archivioconz

Ben Patterson and Francesco ConzAugust 3, 1993 #benpatterson #francescoconz #fluxus
06/12/2021

Ben Patterson and Francesco Conz
August 3, 1993

#benpatterson #francescoconz #fluxus

‘Me Ben? You Conz?’ Ben Patterson was integral to both Fluxus and Francesco Conz’ collection. Frustrated by the limitati...
06/12/2021

‘Me Ben? You Conz?’

Ben Patterson was integral to both Fluxus and Francesco Conz’ collection. Frustrated by the limitations he faced in trying to join an American orchestra as an African-American musician, Patterson moved to Cologne and took a radical position and approach to music, eventually becoming a founding member of Fluxus. With George Maciunas, Patterson played an essential role in organizing early European Fluxus festivals including the first one in Wiesbaden.

#benpatterson #francescoconz #intermedia #fluxus #wiesbaden

Dick Higgins’ Leather Shoes, 1995Part of Francesco Conz’ fetish collection. Stay tuned as we reveal fetishes from the co...
02/12/2021

Dick Higgins’ Leather Shoes, 1995
Part of Francesco Conz’ fetish collection. Stay tuned as we reveal fetishes from the collection @archivioconz

Close-up of laces from 📸by @hour.of.thewolf

#dickhiggins #fluxus #archivioconz #intermedia

«When asked what one is doing, one can only explain it as ‘something else.’ Now one does something big, now one does som...
23/09/2021

«When asked what one is doing, one can only explain it as ‘something else.’ Now one does something big, now one does something small, now another big thing, now another little thing. Always it is something else. We can talk about a thing, but we cannot talk a thing. It is always something else. One might well emphasize this. It happens, doesn’t it? Actually, everybody might be in on this Something Else, whether he wants it or not. Everyman is.»

— Extract from “A Something Else Manifesto,” Great Bear Pamphlet, 1966.

The Estate of Dick Higgins has launched DickHiggins.org, a great online resource on the artist's heritage.

Dick Higgins, Europa - Diaspora (Red), 1988
Silkscreen on cloth, 173 × 239 cm
Edition of 75; Edizioni Francesco Conz.

Dick Higgins, Europe - Repopulation (Green), 1988
Silkscreen on cloth, 175 × 236 cm
Edition of 75; Edizioni Francesco Conz.

Dick Higgins, Europe - War (Blue), 1988
Silkscreen on cloth, 176 × 232 cm
Edition of 75; Edizioni Francesco Conz.

Dick Higgins, Hommage to Africa, 1989
Silkscreen on cloth, 238 × 255 cm
Edition of 50 plus VIII AP; Edizioni Francesco Conz.

All the editions are available on www.edizioniconz.com.

📸Giorgia Palmisano

In remembrance of Jean Dupuy 1925 -2021The Artist, the Poet, the Visionary, the Grammatologist. Jean Dupuy has departed,...
07/04/2021

In remembrance of Jean Dupuy 1925 -2021

The Artist, the Poet, the Visionary, the Grammatologist. Jean Dupuy has departed, beyond the signifier.

Jean Dupuy
Where, 1989
Silkscreen on cloth
Edition of 8 plus I AP - Edizioni Francesco Conz

Jean Dupuy
There, 1989
Silkscreen on cloth
Edition of 8 plus I AP - Edizioni Francesco Conz

Jean Dupuy
Here, 1989
Silkscreen on cloth
Edition of 8 plus I AP - Edizioni Francesco Conz
Photos by Giorgia Palmisano.

In the last picture Jean Dupuy and Francesco Conz.
Photo by Wolfgang Träger.

#jeandupuy #anagrammist #where #there #here #fluxus #archivioconz #francescoconz

« Does poetry still matter today?»« Why do you put the still? Yes, poetry is a still of today»We are mourning the great ...
24/02/2021

« Does poetry still matter today?»
« Why do you put the still? Yes, poetry is a still of today»

We are mourning the great poet, the publisher and painter, the friend of Francesco Conz, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who passed away to remain a still at the age of 101.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Underwear (Take me home with you), 2008
Paint and marker on fabric.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Françoise Janicot
Il papa di niente, 2001
Print on Fabriano paper
Edition of 85 plus XII AP - Edizioni Francesco Conz
Available at www.edizioniconz.com.
📸Giorgia Palmisano

First and last picture from Archivio Conz collection.

#lawrenceferlinghetti #poetry #archivioconz #francescoconz

Happy Birthday to Eugen Gomringer having given a face to poetry and turning 96 years today, from the Archivio Conz!Eugen...
20/01/2021

Happy Birthday to Eugen Gomringer having given a face to poetry and turning 96 years today, from the Archivio Conz!

Eugen Gomringer
Untitled, 1971-1990
Black marker on typewriter "Triumph Matura 50"
26.5 × 50.5 × 40.5 cm

#happybirthday #eugengomringer

An indexical alphabet of walking, of sound, of stillness,  a typology of manifestations,  a manifest of what once was ca...
04/12/2020

An indexical alphabet of walking, of sound, of stillness, a typology of manifestations, a manifest of what once was called „sociological art“ - une Œuvre d’Art.

Thierry Agullo
Untitled, 1973
Iron, nails, marker and paint on pressboard, ink on paper
138 × 86 cm

Thierry Agullo
Untitled (180 "Protalons" - 8 categories - Envoi anonyme?), 1974
Iron, nails, marker and paint on pressboard
138 × 86 cm

#archivioconz #thierryagullo #alphabet #trace #sociologicalart

The original remains in the eyer of the beholder, but, once the difference between copy and original can not be distingu...
12/11/2020

The original remains in the eyer of the beholder, but, once the difference between copy and original can not be distinguished anymore, art is dead, as Panofsky once stated, and he added: «it will not have died because of the reproduction». For Fluxus, for Dick Higgins, Art, the Original of the Copy, is for everyone.

Dick Higgins
Untitled, 1977
Print and ink on paper, cardboard, wood, glass.
#archivioconz #dickhiggins #sarenco #original #copy

Exposed for centuries in the cloisters of Asolo, now secularised but concealed for centuries in the Archivio Conz. Dorot...
26/10/2020

Exposed for centuries in the cloisters of Asolo, now secularised but concealed for centuries in the Archivio Conz.

Dorothee von Windheim
Strappo ad Asolo, 1973 and pictures from the homonym book published by Pari & Dispari curated by Francesco Conz.

#archivioconz #dorotheevonwindheim #strappo #traces #asolo

𝐀vantgarde means learning to spell the alphabet - into the space.Bohumila GrögerováLellera I-V, 1989Ink, pencil on paper...
24/09/2020

𝐀vantgarde means learning to spell the alphabet - into the space.

Bohumila Grögerová
Lellera I-V, 1989
Ink, pencil on paper
30 × 21 cm

We are glad to present Wie zu Hause, Wo ich nicht bin an exhibition shaped after conversations between artists based in ...
03/09/2020

We are glad to present Wie zu Hause, Wo ich nicht bin an exhibition shaped after conversations between artists based in Geneva and Fluxus artists from Archivio Conz Berlin with special guests: Ahouloumeldem, Geraldo de Barros and Jérémy Dafflon.

Wie zu Hause, Wo ich nicht bin is the follow-up to the exhibition Fridges Are not Frigid held in September 2019 at the Archivio Conz Berlin. On that occasion, a group of eight students from the HEAD – Genève was asked to compose an exhibition as a dialogue between their works and those of Francesco Conz’ Fluxus archive. Mounted in the Project Space at the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, Wie zu Hause, Wo ich nicht bin is an expanded iteration of that event.

Linked to the history of the archive, Wie zu Hause, Wo ich nicht bin has been devised as the articulation between what Francesco Conz’s collection originally constituted and its impact today. In bringing out this impact in the exhibition, the aim is to fashion a way of reading the works that is not presided by appreciation of their historical continuum, but rather by the subtle affinities that they share, based on their commonalities and unpredictability. The works are not decontextualized, it is more a question of an actualization of the context of their appearance in the present moment, and the sense sparked of our relationship to history. Hence, the exhibition is conceived as a sensitive environment on the basis of being inhabited and embodied, to the point of reification, by Francesco Conz himself, by dint of an avatar present in this imagined collection formed by a selection of works from Archivio Conz Berlin combined with works produced for the occasion by eight international artists.

Opening: 17 September 2020, 18.00-21.00
Exhibition: 18 September - 11 October 2020
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Grazie per la bellissima serata. Ieri c’è stata una bella partecipazione alle proiezioni del film . È stato bello vedere questo enorme interesse sulla figura di Francesco Conz. Archivio Conz ABAVerona - Accademia di Belle Arti di Verona FONDAZIONE BONOTTO Roberto Delvoi Daniele Garioni Nicola Righetti Patrizio Peterlini Cinema Verona Marta Ferretti
La semaine prochaine ouvre l'exposition "Wie zu Hause, Wo ich nicht bin" dans le Project Space du Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève. "Wie zu Hause, Wo ich nicht bin" fait suite à l’exposition "Fridges are not frigid" accueillie en septembre 2019 par Archivio Conz Berlin. Un groupe de huit étudiant·e·s de la HEAD–Genève était, à cette occasion, invité à composer une exposition comme un dialogue entre leurs œuvres et celles de l’archive Fluxus de Francesco Conz. "Wie zu Hause wo ich nicht bin" est une itération augmentée de cette expérience. Organisé par Niels Trannois avec les artistes Jacopo Belloni, Johana Blanc, Constance Brosse, Sylvain Gelewski, Vicente Lesser, Henrique Loja, Sara Ravelli, and Paulo Wirz, en collaboration avec Haute école d'art et de design - Genève, Archivio Conz Berlin et Arquivo Geraldo de Barros. Vernissage, jeudi 17 septembre à 18.00 - l'exposition se poursuivra jusqu'au 11 octobre 2020. https://centre.ch/fr/exhibitions/wie-zu-hause-wo-ich-nicht-bin/
We wanna thank all of you for being a part of the Pause: Broken Sounds / Remote Music! 💜 Thanks to Charlemagne Palestine, Nina Kurtela, Angharad Williams & Richard Sides, Phillip Sollmann (Efdemin) & Konrad Sprenger, and Sky Walking! Special thanks to Archivio Conz for this stunning collaboration - the last five days were amazing!
What an opening we had this Wednesday for the Pause: Broken Sounds / Remote Music!🔥🔥 If you couldn’t stop by yet, this weekend is your chance to catch a view on the 24 artfully prepared pianos from the Archivio Conz. For this occasion we would like to invite you guys to our tours on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. This time, a pianist and a KW Guide will be guiding you trough the exhibition. Don't miss! Public tour on Saturday, 18 January 20, 4 pm In English The tour is included in the admission fee. Public tour on Sunday, 19 January 20, 2 pm In German The tour is included in the admission fee. Installation view “Pause: Broken Sounds / Remote Music—Prepared Pianos from the Archivio Conz Collection" at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, berlin, 2020, Courtesy of Archivio Conz, photo: Jens Ziehe
Now on view @KW Institute for Contemporary Art a collection of prepared piano's by artists from the Archivio Conz. During our Mitte Gallery Quest last year, we already came across one, made by the amazing artist Sari Dienes (link to blog below) at the Editioni Conz! Until the 19th of Januar and accompanied by performances! Blog: https://www.gallery-quest.com/uncategorized/art-update-mitte/
We are already sitting on hot coles, being so excited for the upcoming Pause: Broken Sounds / Remote Music! 🔥 Archivio Conz has selected 24 pianos by various artists for you which are being carefully unpacked and prepared at the moment. We can’t wait until the OPENING tomorrow, 15 January, 7 pm. Don't miss out & save the date!
Am Mittwoch, den 15. Januar, startet um 19 Uhr eine Ausstellung der besonderen Art: In Zusammenarbeit mit den KW Institute for Contemporary Art präsentiert das Archivio Conz mehr als 20 präparierte Klaviere von Künstlern und Künstlerinnen.⁠ ⁠ Die fünftägige Veranstaltung schafft einen poetischen Raum, in dem auch verschiedene Performances stattfinden.⁠ ⁠ Augustr. 69, Mitte, 16.–19.1, Eröffnung 15.1. ab 19 Uhr, Eintritt 5 €, komplettes Programm unter kw-berlin.de⁠ ⁠ Künstler Tropisches Klavier: Benjamin Patterson⁠ Künstlerin Fliegendes Klavier: Esther Ferrer⁠ ⁠ ⁠ 📸 KW Institute for Contemporary Art
From 16 January until 19 January, the Archivio Conz will showcase a selection of 24 pianos here at KW, which were elaborately redesigned by artists such as Ay-O, Dorothy Iannone, Carolee Schneemann, Nam June Paik, Ben Patterson, and Rasa Todosijevic from Francesco Conz’s (1935–2010) collection. Come by and learn more about Rasa Todosijevic's story behind this work! Pause: Broken Sounds / Remote Music > Opening on Wednesday, 15 January 20, 7 pm. Image: Rasa Todosijevic, Untitled, 2004, Courtesy Archivio Conz, Berlin, photo: Giorgia Palmisano
As we proudly announced before, in collaboration with the Archivio Conz Collection, KW is showing 24 extraordinarily prepared pianos for five full days! Come by for the opening of Pause: Broken Sounds / Remote Music this Wednesday, 15 January 20, 7 pm and see if you can rediscover the location of this beauty by Ann Noël between all the other exceptional pieces at our exhibition hall. Image: Ann Noël, Untitled, 1989/2001, Courtesy Archivio Conz, Berlin, photo: Giorgia Palmisano
This exotic piece by Benjamin Patterson is one of the 24 beautifully prepared pianos the Archivio Conz Collection is going to put on view from 16 January until 19 January 2020 at KW. Pause: Broken Sounds / Remote Music > Opening next Wednesday, 15 January, at 7pm. Stay tuned for some more peeks into the show! Image: Benjamin Patterson, Piano doiseux tropical, 1989, Courtesy Archivio Conz, Berlin, photo: Giorgia Palmisano
KW Institute for Contemporary Art - Winter/spring program 2020 #KWInstituteforContemporaryArt #KW #HassanSharif #ArchivioConz #KrisLemsaluMalone #KypMaloneLemsalu #JasminaMetwaly #YazanKhalili KW Institute for Contemporary Art is pleased to announce its program for winter/spring 2020. With artistic positions by Hassan Sharif, Kris Lemsalu Malone & Kyp Malone Lemsalu, Jasmina Metwaly and Yazan Khalili as well as the collaboration with Archivio Conz and Kunsthalle for Music, this season continues examining the “body” as a composition—structurally, politically, emotionally, and musically—to scrutinize our understanding of (dis-)placement. Pause: Broken Sounds / Remote Music—Prepared Pianos from the Archivio Conz Collection January 16–19, 2020 Curators: Gigiotto Del Vecchio, Stefania Palumbo In collaboration with KW, Archivio Conz presents a five-day event with more than 20 prepared pianos by artists such as Ay-O, Dorothy Iannone, Nam June Paik, Ben Patterson, and Carolee Schneemann from Francesco Conz’s (1935–2010) collection to create a poetical environment, a possible architecture in which a number of performances by Nina Kurtela, Charlemagne Palestine, Phillip Sollmann & Konrad Sprenger, Sky Walking, Angharad Williams, and others take place. More Hassan Sharif I Am The Single Work Artist February 29–May 3, 2020 Curators: Hoor Al Qasimi, Krist Gruijthuijsen In collaboration with Sharjah Art Foundation and Malmö Konsthall, KW presents the first major retrospective of the Emirati artist Hassan Sharif (1951–2016) in Europe. Sharif was one of the most influential artists from the Middle East of the twentieth century. He is considered a leading pioneer of Conceptual Art and new experimental artistic approaches that reconceived a conventional understanding of time, space, form, and social interactions, and which continue to resonate significantly with the younger generation to this day. Throughout his lifetime, Sharif created a complex, critical, and multifaceted body of work, including drawings, paintings, assemblages, sculptural installations, and performances. Detached from local art production, he articulated an artistic language that followed its own logic and artistic impetus, and was also process-based and not elitist. His works are characterized by the use of everyday materials on the one hand and by a kind of artistic reflection that feeds on an analytical view of the immediate environment and philosophical questions on the other. The retrospective is the culmination of Sharif’s long history with the Emirate of Sharjah. More Kris Lemsalu Malone & Kyp Malone Lemsalu Love Song Sing-Along February 29–May 3, 2020 Curator: Cathrin Mayer KW presents the first institutional exhibition of Estonian artist Kris Lemsalu (born in 1985, Estonia) in Germany. Kris Lemsalu creates sculptures, installations, and performances that fuse the animal kingdom with humankind, nature with the artificial, beauty with repulsion, lightness with gravity, and life with death. She combines animal bodies and porcelain objects with found material such as furs, leather, seashells, wool, or paper in theatrical installations that whisk us off into a world of fantastic imagination. Endeavoring to erase any distance between herself and her objects, the artist also uses her installations as stages for performance pieces in which her sculptures become an integral part of her attire. Her works carry the memory of local mythologies onto the surfaces of objects that resemble artifacts and byproducts of contemporary civilization. For her newly conceived large-scale installation at KW, Lemsalu collaborates with artist and multi-instrumentalist Kyp Malone (born in 1973, US), who complements the installation with music and sound, so that it will serve as an environment for several performances in which the lines between objects, bodies, and action are blurred in order to create an enlivened spatial continuum. More Mophradat’s Consortium Commissions: Jasmina Metwaly & Yazan Khalili March 14–April 19, 2020 Curator: Tirdad Zolghadr As part of the first edition of the Consortium Commissions, KW and Mophradat present two solo exhibitions of the artists Jasmina Metwaly (born in 1982, Poland) and Yazan Khalili (born in 1981, Syria), each of whom will present a new moving image work. Metwaly's three-channel video installation with textile components addresses the semantics of military uniforms in the aftermath of the 2011 Egyptian revolution, and Khalili's video installation is based on his long-standing engagement with digital archiving in times of political unrest. A pioneering model for co-commissioning ambitious new work, the Consortium Commissions exemplify Mophradat’s inventive approach to supporting artists throughout the Arab world. More Pause: Kunsthalle for Music April 30–May 3, 2020 Curator: Krist Gruijthuijsen Initiated by Ari Benjamin Meyers (born in 1972, US), Kunsthalle for Music is an itinerant institution dedicated to the presentation of music within the histories and environments of the visual arts. For KW, Kunsthalle for Music transforms the exhibition galleries into a contemporary space for live performances of musical works, eluding the barriers between rehearsal, performance, performers, and audience. An especially formed ensemble enacts an on-site exhibition of musical works, a selection from the Kunsthalle for Music repertoire or “collection” that includes a new Berlin commission and previous commissions as well as existing solos, duets, and group pieces contributed by different composers and visual artists. The exhibition’s meta-score is open to variations and offers a unique interpretation and experience every day. e-flux.com/announcements/307922/winter-spring-program-2020/