Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Centerbeam
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Sat, 02.09.2017 11 am, Duration: 7h

With its exhibition »Centerbeam. A Performative Sculpture by CAVS«, the ZKM | Karlsruhe marks the 40th anniversary and recalls the spectacular outdoor installation »Centerbeam«, which was presented at the Documenta 6 in 1977 and one year later at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. In addition to the exhibition a symposium will engage with »Centerbeam« on September 2, 2017 from 11 am on.

The invited speakers, mainly artists who took part in the planning and realization of the original multimedia »art machine« (Manfred Schneckenburger) will look back and discuss the aims of the project and reflect on how it influenced their own artistic practice. In addition, the endeavor of documenting and archiving the installation and the exploration of reconstruction methods will be discussed in the symposium. 

Please note: The symposium will be held in English. 

 

Program

PANEL ONE                        

 
11–11:15 am                      Introduction by Jan Fischer (Light | Art | Space, Munich) and Peter Weibel (CEO ZKM)
11:15–11:40 am        Philipp Ziegler and Lívia Nolasco-Rózsás: Introduction to the Exhibition Centerbeam. A Performative Sculpture by CAVS at ZKM
11:40 am–12:10 pm Morgane Stricot: Centerbeam, toward a Possible Reconstruction
12:10–12:30 pm Elizabeth Goldring
12:30–12:50 pm Lowry Burgess
12:50–1pm Open session for questions
1pm–2 pm Lunch break
PANEL TWO  
2 –2:20 pm Bill Cadogan
2:20–2:40 pm Betsy Connors
2:40–3 pm Mark Mendel
3–3:20 pm Michael Moser
3:20–3:40 pm  Marc Palumbo
3:40–4 pm Open session for questions
4–4:30 pm Coffee break
PANEL DISCUSSION   
4:30–6 pm

Panel discussion with the participation of Joan Brigham (online), Lowry Burgess, Bill Cadogan, Betsy Connors, Elizabeth Goldring, Christopher Janney (online), Mark Mendel, Michael Moser, Alejandro Siña (online), and Manfred Schneckenburger.
Moderated by: Philipp Ziegler and Morgane Stricot

Organization / Institution
ZKM | Karlsruhe
Sponsors

Supported by Light I Art I Space.