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Hélio Oiticica & Neville D’Almeida • CC5 - Hendrix War (Cosmococa Programa-in-Progress), 1973 •  Photo: Cesar Oiticica Filho • Courtesy Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo • and Projeto H.O., Rio de Janeiro • Photo courtesy of MUMOK
Hélio Oiticica & Neville D'Almeida
CC5 - Hendrix War (Cosmococa Programa-in-Progress), 1973
Photo: Cesar Oiticica Filho
Courtesy Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo
and Projeto H.O., Rio de Janeiro
Photo courtesy of MUMOK
X-Screen : Film Installations and Actions of the 1960s and 1970s
VIENNA  •  Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien Factory  •  Ongoing
At four levels the exhibition offers a unique overview of a hitherto somewhat neglected phenomenon of (media) art history. It features film installations and documentary material (films, photographs, texts, drawings, and posters) by 35 Austrian and international artists.

As new communication technologies and mass media like film and television became ubiquitous, the sixties and seventies saw the emergence of interdisciplinary approaches to movies and their audience. "X-Screen" aims to show how artists and filmmakers of that time transformed the traditional projection arrangement in cinemas by staging actions, multimedia shows, multiple projections, happenings, environments, and installations, and how they thus contributed to a new perception of media imagery, physical space, and the human body.

Early multimedia works from New York's Expanded Arts scene and Pop Art are showcased just as much as Austrian and international examples of Structural Film and Expanded Cinema. Furthermore, the show features several film installations that connect to the spatial and physical articulations of Minimal Art and Conceptual Art.

Vito Acconci, Dara Birnbaum, Marcel Broodthaers, John Cage & Lejaren Hiller, VALIE EXPORT, Dan Graham, Birgit und Wilhelm Hein, Ken Jacobs, Joan Jonas, Kurt Kren, David Lamelas, Malcolm LeGrice, Anthony McCall, Ronald Nameth, Bruce Nauman, Annabel Nicolson, Hélio Oiticica, Claes Oldenburg, ONCE, Dennis Oppenheim, Nam June Paik, William Raban, Robert Rauschenberg, Hans Scheugl, Gottfried Schlemmer, Ernst Schmidt Jr., Carolee Schneemann, Paul Sharits, Michael Snow, USCO, Stan Vanderbeek, Wolf Vostell, Andy Warhol, Peter Weibel, Robert Whitman.

A comprehensive catalogue, including essays by Eric de Bruyn, Gabriele Jutz/Birgit Hein, Branden W. Joseph, Liz Kotz, Pamela Lee, Matthias Michalka, and Maxa Zoller/Malcolm Le Grice, is published by Walther König, Cologne. ISBN 3-88375-761-6, EUR 38.

Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien Web Site

Contact: Tel: (43) 1 525 00

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