Gianfranco Baruchello. Certain Ideas

01.11.2014 to 06.04.2015
»Gianfranco Baruchello. Certain Ideas« shapes part of a loose series of ZKM exhibitions of artists who have either been consistently ignored by mainstream culture, or who have otherwise fallen into obscurity. However, it is precisely such artists who have often provided important impulses for the contemporary scene.
The comprehensive exhibition of the Italian multimedia artist Gianfranco Baruchello—organized in collaboration with the Deichtorhallen Hamburg / Falckenberg Collection—reviews half a century of artistic output, thereby presenting the astonishing versatility of Baruchello’s work by way of pictures, sculptures, object cabinets, collages, texts, and films created by the artist over several decades.
Gianfranco Baruchello (born in Livorno, in 1934, and currently living and working in Rome), was an active member of the European avant-garde movement during the 1960s. Driven by social utopias, he sought those connecting moments in art and science, life and art. He accomplished this fusion within different artistic media—including the foundation of a commune in the countryside.

Video Documentary:

ZKM | Institute for Visual Media

Camera: Rabea Rahmig, Martina Rotzal, Anna-Lena Vogel, Christina Zartmann
Editing: Martina Rotzal