An evening of films surrounding the work of Charlotte Posenenske
August 6, 2010, 7pm
Artists Space presents three films offering a glimpse into the work of Charlotte Posenenske and her contemporaries with rare footage of discussions between artists, gallery owners, and craftsmen about the possibilities of producing art as a serial good, performance documentation from Posenenske’s 1967 show at Galerie Dorothea Loehr, and a silent film shot by Posenenske herself.
Gerry Schum, Kunstkonsum-Konsumkunst, 1969,
DVD transfer, 29 mins. 26 secs.
Dies alles Herzchen wird einmal dir gehören (All This Darling Will Once Belong To You), Performance organized by Paul Maenz and Peter Roehr, Galerie Dorothea Loehr. September 9, 1967,
DVD transfer, 6 mins. 55 secs.
Charlotte Posenenske (1930-1985) was a German minimalist prior to leaving contemporary art behind in 1968 in order to devote her efforts to the study of sociology. Her work was shown in solo exhibitions at Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf (1967), Galerie Dorothea Loehr, Frankfurt am Main (1961, 1966, and 1968), and Galerie Paul Maenz, Cologne (1986). Her work was recently featured in documenta 12, Kassel (2007) and In & Out of Amsterdam: Travels in Conceptual Art, 1960-1976, at MoMA (2009). Posthumous solo shows include Galerie ak, Frankfurt am Main (1999/2000), Wolfgang Tillmans' exhibition space Between Bridges, London (2007), Galerie Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin (2007 and 2008), and Peter Freeman Inc., New York (2008). Her monograph was published by Hatje Cantz in the Fall of 2009.
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