We cordially invite you to a sound performance by Mary Bauermeister (*1934) and Takako Saito (*1929) on 14 May at 6 pm in the gallery, followed by a discussion (in German language) between Wulf Herzogenrath and Mary Bauermeister
These performances and the talk are part of INTERMEDIAL at 401contemporary, Berlin, which explores the artistic spirit of the 60s in Germany. On display are works by Mary Bauermeister, Sylvano Bussotti, John Cage, Hans G Helms, Joe Jones, Nam June Paik, Otto Piene, Takako Saito and Karlheinz Stockhausen.
Mary Bauermeister (born in 1934 in Frankfurt am Main and currently lives near Cologne) was one of the formative figures of the avant-garde scene in the Rhineland in the early 1960s and is an internationally renowned artist. Her studio in the Lintgasse in Cologne was a centre for “new arts”, in music, as well as art and architecture. Her works are represented in the collections of many major museums in Germany and the USA, including the Museum of Modern Art, Guggenheim Museum, Whitney Museum, New York; Los Angeles County Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Kölnisches Stadtmuseum, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Staatliche Museum Schwerin and Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen.
Takako Saito (born 1929 in Sabae-Shi, Japan) is an Japanese artist closely associated with Fluxus, the international collective of avant-garde artists that was active primarily in the 1960s and 1970s. Saito contributed a number of performances and artworks to the movement, which continue to be exhibited in Fluxus exhibitions to the present day. She currently lives in Düsseldorf in Germany. She is most famous for pieces like Silent Music or for her disrupted Chess sets.