A 37 90 89 – Die Erfindung der Neo-Avantgarde

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n.b.k. Exhibitions Vol. 23 – A 37 90 89 – Die Erfindung der Neo-Avantgarde

Edited by Marius Babias and Florian Waldvogel. With an introduction by Marius Babias and Florian Waldvogel, texts by Beatrice von Bismarck and Birgit Pelzer as well as interviews by Florian Waldvogel with Isi Fiszman and Kasper König

272 pages, with color illustrations, soft cover, 19.80 Euro / 15.00 Euro (members), Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne 2019, ISBN 978-3-96098-447-4


Initiated in Antwerp in 1969 by a progressive group of collectors, gallery owners as well as art mediators, and supervised by Kasper König, the project space A 37 90 89 developed a diverse curatorial practice that tested alternative models of art production and art mediation beyond the institutions. The volume published on the occasion of the exhibition A 37 90 89 – The Invention of the Neo-Avant-Garde (September 27, 2018 – January 27, 2019, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein) shines light on the events in the context of the historical project space A 37 90 89, where the radical changes of the way contemporary art is presented and received, which resulted from the political and artistic upheaval of the 1960s and 1970s, were expressed in an emblematic way. The publication encompasses hitherto unpublished material on the history of A 37 90 89, an introduction by Marius Babias and Florian Waldvogel, texts by Beatrice von Bismarck and Birgit Pelzer, asl well as interviews by Florian Waldvogel with Isi Fiszman and Kasper König.

The publication can be purchased at local bookshops, via the website of Buchhandlung Walther König, and at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein. Members of Neuer Berliner Kunstverein can buy the book at n.b.k. for the special price of 15.00 Euro.