Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Centerbeam
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Sat, September 02, 2017 11 am – 6 pm CEST, Symposium

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. 



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 pmMorgane Stricot: Centerbeam, toward a Possible Reconstruction
12:10–12:30 pmElizabeth Goldring
12:30–12:50 pmLowry Burgess
12:50–1pmOpen session for questions
1pm–2 pmLunch break
2 –2:20 pmBill Cadogan
2:20–2:40 pmBetsy Connors
2:40–3 pmMark Mendel
3–3:20 pmMichael Moser
3:20–3:40 pm Marc Palumbo
3:40–4 pmOpen session for questions
4–4:30 pmCoffee break
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

Supported by Light I Art I Space.