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ANDERSEN, ERIC Fluxus GOSEWITZ, LUDWIG printed matter SAITO, TAKAKO SCHIPPERS, WIM T. VAUTIER, BEN

AKI-Fluxfest, 1981 [poster]

AKI-Fluxfest, 1981
49.4 x 33.5 cm
screen print on paper, poster folded as mailed (17 x 24.8 cm)
condition: reasonable, tear lower left, missing chip of paper
rare
inv.Fluxus 687

 

Peter van Beveren and Harry Ruhé invited Fluxus artists to participate in a Fluxus Festival at the AKI Art Academy in Enschede in The Netherlands. Participating artists were Eric Andersen, Giuseppe Chiari, Dick Higgins, Ben Vautier, Wolf Vostell, Bob Lens, Wim T. Schippers, Takako Saito, Ludwig Gosewitz, Milan Knizak and Mischa Mengelberg. The director Sipke Huismans of the AKI gave carte blanche to the two curators. Van Beveren and Ruhé managed nine artists to come over for five days to this Fluxus event, namely Eric Andersen, Ben Vautier, Wolf Vostell, Bob Lens, Wim T. Schippers, Takako Saito, Ludwig Gosewitz, Milan Knizak and Mischa Mengelberg. Every artist got a fee of Dfl. 3.000,- (“It is about time that artists should be properly paid…’). In the end the AKI almost went bankrupt caused by the high bills of hotel, dinner and free booze, trip and traveling costs.

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GOSEWITZ, LUDWIG prints

LUDWIG GOSEWITZ, Der Anziehschmit, 1967

LUDWIG GOSEWITZ, Der Anziehschmit, 1967
60 x 42 cm
offset print for cut outs
edition 150
published by Edition René Block, Berlin, Germany

Ludwig Gosewitz found methods to transfer astrological birth constellations in a visual system. Via compasses and colours he translated the scientific knowledge about planets and constellations into geometrical watercolours and gouaches. In 1971 he began to create mouth-blown glass objects. The process of producing the colourful vases and bowls, the working with the hot glass, functioned like an opposite pole to the geometrical and mathematical based drawings in terms of unpredictability and chance.