Opening: Hansjörg Mayer: The Smell of Ink
A black and white photograph shows sharply a desk lamp in the foreground. In the background one is out of focus a man, Hansjörg Mayer with a beard and a white shirt.
Within the series of »Poetic Expansions«
Fri, March 31, 2017 7 pm CEST, Opening

With »The Smell of Ink«, the ZKM is dedicating the first extensive retrospective in Germany to London-based artist, printer and publisher Hansjörg Mayer.

Mayer has not merely become one of the most important protagonists of concrete and visual poetry with his typographic experiments. In collaboration with artists such as Dieter Roth, Richard Hamilton or Tom Phillips, he also irreversibly enhanced the range of printables in art.

The opening of the exhibition takes place within the exhibition series »Poetic Expansions«, together with »Nanni Balestrini: For anyone reading ths there is nothing left to fear« and »soon | just | now. gerhard rühm as intermedia pioneer« on Friday, March 31, 2017 at 7 pm – we look forward to seeing you!


Organization / Institution
ZKM | Karlsruhe

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