Tomas Schmit. Works, Texts, Documents 1962–1970

With the exhibition Tomas Schmit. Pieces, Actions, Documents 1962–1970, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) offered particular insight into the early work of Tomas Schmit, including his actions, texts, and drawings. For the first time, the focus was on his previously unpublished Performance Pieces from the 1960s, which particularly underscore the conceptual stringency and discursive quality of his works. In addition to the documentation of the exhibition at n.b.k., this publication contains extensive unpublished material that is brought together for the first time and in a specific way. What emerges from the lively cross-references of this book is a rich portrait that extends beyond Tomas Schmit to include enlightening insights about Fluxus itself. One of the aims of this publication is to encourage the reassessment of Fluxus and to illuminate aspects and impulses of the movement that are still relevant today. The demand formulated by Schmit and his colleagues to eradicate the separation between art and everyday life gave rise to diverse interdisciplinary approaches that paved the way for today’s established performative and collective art practices.

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.


n.b.k. Exhibitions Vol. 26

Edited by Marius Babias, Krisztina Hunya, and Barbara Wien. With texts by Marius Babias, George Brecht, Krisztina Hunya, Jackson Mac Low, George Maciunas, Tomas Schmit, and Kristine Stiles.

560 pages, color and b/w illustrations, softcover, German / English, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König, Cologne 2024


19.80 € / 15.00 € (Members)