An Evening of Screenings in Conjunction with Charlotte Posenenske: Work in Progress

535 West 22nd St. 5th Floor New York, NY 10011
July 11th, 2019 6:30 pm

Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) is pleased to partner with Dia Art Foundation to present a selection of films to accompany the exhibition Charlotte Posenenske: Work in Progress at Dia:Beacon in Beacon, New York. This exhibition is the first North American retrospective dedicated to the German artist.

Constituting Charlotte Posenenske’s only experiment with moving image, Monotonie ist schön (Monotony Is Nice, 1968) features a series of Super 8 films shot spontaneously while traveling through the Netherlands. Shot through the car window, the amateur footage highlights the artist’s fascination with the repetitive succession of industrial infrastructure—bridges, dykes, and roads. Monotony Is Nice captures the unexpected formal qualities of the manmade landscape.

Filmmaker and video producer Gerry Schum’s Happening Abend (Dies alles Herzchen wird einmal dir gehören) (Happening Night [All this, darling, will one day be yours], 1967) documents the raucous event of the same name organized by Paul Maenz and Peter Roehr at Galerie Dorothea Loehr. Happening Night also features the ephemeral artworks conceived for the occasion by Posenenske as well as the other local and international artists who participated in the infamous evening. Predating his pioneering broadcasts Land Art (1968) and Identifications (1970), Schum’s television documentary Konsumkunst – Kunstkonsum (Consumption Art – Art Consumption, 1968) investigates the rise of multiples as art objects and explores industrial reproduction processes within the flourishing West German art market of the time. Posenenske’s Vierkantrohre Serie D and DW (Square Tubes Series D and DW, 1967– ) are showcased among a variety of approaches to serial and affordable art production.

Image: Charlotte Posenenske: Work in Progress, installation view, Dia:Beacon, Beacon, New York. © Estate of Charlotte Posenenske, Frankfurt. Photo: Bill Jacobson Studio, New York.

Free for Dia and EAI members; $10 general admission; $6 admission for students and seniors. Advance ticket purchases recommended.