The exhibition will show a comprehensive retrospective of the productions by Fernsehgalerie Gerry Schum (1968 - 1970) and videogalerie schum (1970-1973). More than twenty years after the exhibition entitled Gerry Schum" at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1979/80), this show in Norwich is the first complete retrospective of one of the most important and complex artistic projects of the late 1960's and early 1970's. It is the only UK showing of this exhibition, initially presented at Dusseldorf Kunsthalle. Since then it has shown in Luxembourg, Portugal and comes to the Norwich Gallery from Musee d'Art Modern de la Ville de Paris.
The 'television shows' LAND ART (broadcast on SFB on April 15th, 1969, with works by Richard Long, Barry Flanagan, Dennis Oppenheim, Robert Smithson, Marinus Boezem, Jan Dibbers, Walter de Maria and Michael Heizer) and IDENTIFICATIONS (broadcast on SWR on November 30th 1970, with works by Giovanni Anselmo, Joseph Beuys, Alighiero Boetti, Stanley Brouwn, Daniel Buren, Pierpaolo Calzolari, Gino de Dominicis, Ger van Elk, Hamish Fulton, Gilbert & George, Gry Kuehn, Mario Merz, Klaus Rinke, Ulrich Ruckriem, Reiner Ruthenbeck, Richard Serra, Keith Sonnier, Franz Erhard Walther, Lawrence Weiner and Gilberto Zorio) which at the time represented an entirely new form of showing art, will be shown. In addition, Schum's earlier documentary televison productions as well as all productions by videogalerie schum will be presented. Extensive documentary material, much of which has not been published until now, will broaden the spectrum of the exhibition.
Ulrike Groos, Barbara Hess and Ursula Wevers are the curators of the exhibition. Ursula Wevers was significantly involved from 1968 to 1972 in the Fernsehgalerie Gerry Schum/videogalerie schum productions, having, among other things, photographed them. Most of the works shown in this exhibition come from the Archive Gerry Schum and Ursula Wevers, Cologne.
BBC Voices Online Project
Conference at Duke Street Lecture Theatre,
Friday 25th Feb, 1.00 - 5.00pm
"New Research into Conceptualism in Europe"
Lynda Morris Convener
Barbara Hess Cologne
Researching Fernsehgalerie Gerry Schum/videogalerie schum
Norwich Conceptualism and political intent
Sophie Richard Luxembourg
Gerry Schum and the Conceptual Art Network 1968-1973
Stefan Roemer Munich/Cologne
On the way to 'Conceptual Paradise'
Kirstie Skinner Edinburgh
Joy Sleeman London
Land Art - The Movie - Moving Pictures
The exhibition will be supplemented by an extensive catalogue, price £30 (£20 throughout the duration of exhibition).
Mario Merz IDENTIFICATIONS
Nearby Turin, September 1970
16mm film, b/w, sound, 1:30 min.
TV Project Self Burial
WDR 3rd Channel, 1118/10/1969, each evening at 8.15 p.m. and 9.15 p.m.
nine black and white photographs