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Exhibitions 2014

July 5−October 5, 2014
Claus Bremer: mitspiel
theater and poetry 1949−1994

An exhibition at the ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art
Opening: Fri, July 4, 2014, 4 p.m. with a reading by Gerhard Rühm followed by a discussion with Peter Weibel, ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art, 2nd floor

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The current boom in art − participation of public − and what theater-makers like Rimini Protokoll and Hofmann & Lindholm are practicing − the mobilization of the audience − has a history. In 1958 dramaturge and poet Claus Bremer (1924–1996) began designing new approaches to theater performance in Darmstadt and Ulm, which he developed in conjunction with the “open form” in music, the interactive methods of kinetic art and the text constellations of concrete poetry.

On July 11, 2014, Claus Bremer would have turned 90 − good occasion to dedicate a solo-exhibition to his work.

The exhibition traces the dramaturgy of Bremer’s development from poet and translator to dramaturge. Between the years 1948 and 1954, Bremer belonged to the “Gruppe der Fragmente”, which stood for the mediation of modern literature, above all, from the USA. In their Revue für moderne Dichtung. Fragmente, they published texts by Ezra Pound, Charles Olson and Henry Miller in Karlsruhe and Freiburg, and were thus far in advance of the contemporary literary scene in the Federal Republic of Germany.


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