Nineteen seventy. Material, places, thought processes
Excerpt from Kunstmuseum Luzern:
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Material, places, thought processes
With Vito Acconci, Lothar Baumgarten, Joseph Beuys, Alighiero Boetti, Mark Boyle/Joan Hills, Heinz Brand, Marcel Broodthaers, Michael Buthe, James Lee Byars,Luciano Castelli, Hanne Darboven, Martin Disler, Franz Eggenschwiler, Anton Egloff, Helmut Federle, Franz Gertsch, Jochen Gerz, Gilbert & George, K. H. Hödicke, Heiner Kielholz, Per Kirkeby, Richard Long, Urs Lüthi, Ana Mendieta, Charles Moser, Giuseppe Penone, Markus Raetz, Dieter Roth, Salvo, Claude Sandoz, Ruedi Schill, Jean-Frédéric Schnyder, Paul Thek, André Thomkins, Ben Vautier, Hannah Villiger, Aldo Walker, Franz Erhard Walther, Ilse Weber, Rolf Winnewisser and Gilberto Zorio
In around 1970 a fundamental transformation occurred in art. New media such as photography or video and unfamiliar materials were used and the public also receives a new significance. Central to this is the “concept”, which obtains such a prominent status that it is seen as an artwork in its own right. Art is manifested as ephemeral performances, as temporary installation, as a fleeting drawing or a barely treated object. Thematically, the focus lies on the engagement with one’s own ego and the society. The art of the 1970s is represented with outstanding works in the collection of Kunstmuseum Luzern. This is among other reasons down to the then director Jean-Christophe Ammann. The thematic focus of the 1970s undergoes a number of changes within the exhibition programme. Thus, for example, the photographs of the Luzern gallery owner Pablo Stähli will be shown in one space in May, and in another, posters and printed material produced in the context of art around 1970, collected by Christoph Schifferli. Later, in August the exhibition will be transformed and focus on the Collection Toni Gerber.
curated by Christoph Lichtin