Deutsches Haus and Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) are pleased to present the work of filmmaker and television art pioneer Gerry Schum in two evenings of rare screenings. From 1968 to 1970, Schum produced and broadcast original artist films on German television, through his Fernsehgalerie (TV Gallery) Gerry Schum. Schum's Fernsehgalerie enlisted artists to conceive artwork specifically intended for viewing on TV. This radical model bypassed traditional institutions with the direct dispersal of artwork into the domestic space.
In the first formal presentation of Schum's work in New York in thirty years, these films and television productions will be featured in two programs:
On Wednesday, October 8th, EAI will screen Schum's two groundbreaking TV exhibitions, Land Art (1969) and Identifications (1970), which included artists such as Joseph Beuys, Gilbert & George, Alighiero Boetti, Jan Dibbets, Richard Long, Mario Merz, Richard Serra, Robert Smithson, and Lawrence Weiner, among many others, followed by a discussion.
The night before, on Tuesday, October 7th, Deutsches Haus will screen two documentary films produced by Schum, Dies alles Herzchen wird einmal dir gehören (All This Darling Will Once Belong To You) (1967) and Konsumkunst - Kunstkonsum (Consumption Art-Art Consumption) (1968), with a lecture by curator Robyn Farrell.
This two-part event will mark a unique opportunity to view this rarely accessible work and shed light on a lesser-known collaboration between European and American artists from 1967 to 1970.