23 March – 5 May 2018

A Matter Of Printing (for SMC)

23 March – 5 May 2018

March 23, 2018 6.00pm

Robert Watts
Cartoon, 1987
silkscreen on cloth
250x230 cm
Edition of 100 plus X AP
Edizioni Francesco Conz
Emmett Williams,
Alphabet Square, 1956, 1983
silkscreen on cloth
150x150 cm
Edition of 50 plus V AP
Edizioni Francesco Conz
Petrit Halilaj, Alvaro Urbano
"Kushtetuta #1", 2012
21 × 14.5 cm (8 ¼ × 5 ¾ inches)
Edition of 4
Petrit Halilaj, Alvaro Urbano
"Kushtetuta #2", 2014
21 × 14.5 cm (8 ¼ × 5 ¾ inches)
Edition of 4
Alvaro Urbano
"Untitled (Pencil)", 2018
Metal, Paint
Edition of 10 plus II AP
Zin Taylor
‘Thoughts Of A Dot As It Travels A Surface’, 2018
LP 33 rpm / 140grm vinyl
10 Tracks: 43 min.
Edition of 6
Carolee Schneemann
More Than Meat Joy, 1978
plexiglass, book, rope, feathers and other materials
33.5x24.7x13 cm Ed. of 35
Edizioni Francesco Conz
Carolee Schneemann
Ice Naked Skating, 1972-1988, Set of 6 lithographs printed in colours, 100x70 cm, Edition of 60
Edizioni Francesco Conz
Gerhard Rühm
Klangkörper
silkscreen on cloth
150x120 cm
Edition of 24 plus II AP
Edizioni Francesco Conz
Henrik Olesen
"Untitled", 2018
print on adhesive PVC
30 × 42 cm (11 ¾ × 16 ½ inches)
Edition of 25 plus II AP
Henrik Olesen
"Untitled", 2018
print on adhesive PVC
30 × 42 cm (11 ¾ × 16 ½ inches)
Edition of 25 plus II AP
Ariane Müller
"Written on spiders", 2008
US-Letter, one side
Edition of 5 plus I AP
Walter Marchetti
Noche ZAJ, 1969, 1983
silkscreen on cloth
225x140 cm
Edition of 33 plus III AP
Edizioni Francesco Conz
Franziska Lantz
"expanding arid zones | record", 2017
vinyl record, spray painted cover
Alison Knowles
Italian Dress, 1991
fancy unique second-hand dress from Verona
wrapped in brown paper with packing tape,
twine, rubberband and hand-written label
8x33x27 cm
Edition of 9
Edizioni Francesco Conz
Milan Knížák
Fenus, 1989
ceramic
100x80x43 cm
Edition of 5
Edizioni Francesco Conz
Allan Kaprow
Days Off. A Calendar of Happenings, 1970
Photo offset on newsprint, staples
38x27x1 cm
Edition of 44
Edizioni Francesco Conz
Allan Kaprow
3 Crime Stories, 1995
plastic box, paper rolls
12.8x10.4x3.3 cm
Edition of 1500
Edizioni Francesco Conz
Allan Kaprow
(piano) piano préparé (with phones inside and electro-connection and plug) open piano: 175 x 140 x 230 cm (68 7/8 x 55 1/8 x 90 1/2 inches)
Joe Jones
Joe jones in New York/Europe, 1975
slipcase covered in black cloth containing 2 large volumes
65x55x10 cm
Edition of 15
Edizioni Francesco Conz
Joe Jones
Joe jones in New York/Europe, 1975
slipcase covered in black cloth containing 2 large volumes
65x55x10 cm
Edition of 15
Edizioni Francesco Conz
Joe Jones
Joe Jones in New York/Europe, 1975
slipcase covered in black cloth containing 2 large volumes
65x55x10 cm
Edition of 15
Edizioni Francesco Conz
Joe Jones,
Music Trike (Music Bike Three), 1976
Old 3 wheel delivery tricycle
Made for Edition Pari e Dispari, Reggio Emilia, for the Basel Art Fair
Restored in 1987 for Francesco Conz, Verona, Italy
Isidore Isou
Initiation à la Haute Volupté, 1960, 1989
silkscreen on cloth
165x140 cm
Edition of 21 plus III AP
Edizioni Francesco Conz
James Hoff
"20th Century Syndrome", 2010
Print on paper
Geoffrey Hendricks
100 Skies, 1993
reproduction of watercolours, linen bag
12x12x5 cm
Edition of 100
Edizioni Francesco Conz
Geoffrey Hendricks
100 Skies, 1993
reproduction of watercolours, linen bag
12x12x5 cm
Edition of 100
Edizioni Francesco Conz
Bernard Heidsieck
Vaduz, 1998
various media in a box
26x19x4.6 cm
Edition of 30 plus IV AP
Edizioni Francesco Conz
Douglas Gordon
"Les Regles Du Jeu (Pier-Paolo Pasolini and Leigh Bowery)", 2006
Pigment print, text individually printed
96,5 x 67,5 x 4 cm
Edition of 25 plus XII AP
Eugen Gomringer
Untitled, 1951, 1990
silkscreen on cloth
130x100 cm
Edition of 50 plus V AP
Edizioni Francesco Conz
John Giorno
You Got To Burn To Shine, 1989
silkscreen on vinyl, stretched
Edizioni Francesco Conz
Esther Ferrer
Otra proposicion ZAJ, 1973, 1983
silkscreen on cloth
100x110 cm
Edition of 33 plus III AP
Edizioni Francesco Conz
Martin Ebner
"It's not easy, but it goes with art", 2018
Analogue footprint stamp set
40 × 30 × 15 cm (15 ¾ × 11 ¾ × 5 ⅞ inches)
Edition of 10
Jean Dupuy
Double, vais, 1989
silkscreen on canvas
100x70 cm
Edition of 8
Edizioni Francesco Conz
Jean Dupuy
Les confessions de Rousseau, 1989
silkscreen on canvas, handcoloured by the artist
100x70 cm
Edition of 8
Edizioni Francesco Conz
Adriano Costa
"Untitled", 2016
44 × 14 × 15 cm
Edition of 30
Philip Corner
Fluxus Free Speech, 2006
silkscreen on cloth, handcoloured by the artist
152x19 cm
Edition of 18
Edizioni Francesco Conz
Marco Bruzzone
"Untitled" (from the series Acciaio11), 2016
gelatin silver print
29 × 22 cm (11 ⅜ × 8 ⅝ inches)
Edition of 5 plus II AP
Marco Bruzzone
"Untitled" (from the series Acciaio11), 2016
gelatin silver print
29 × 22 cm (11 ⅜ × 8 ⅝ inches)
Edition of 5 plus II AP
George Brecht
The Paradox T-Shirt, 1989
cardboard box, silkscreen on t-shirt
34x28x4 cm
Edition of 150 plus XV AP
Edizioni Francesco Conz
Juliettte Blightman
"They should grow on you", 2018
Single channel video. 1:53 mins
Edition of 5 plus II AP
Gerry Bibby
Spent, 2012
Series of cigarettes lighters, nail polish
Edition of limitedly many whose number is determined by the date/time the artist too expires &/or until s/he stops smoking.
Steve Bishop
"Strangers’ Guide to Home Territories", 2016
60 c- prints on Fuji Crystal Archive photo paper, perfect bound in screen printed PVC jacket, 13x18 cm
Thomas Bayrle
Madonna Cross (white), 1988
silkscreen on white cloth
216x160 cm
Ed. of 21
Edizioni Francesco Conz
"A Matter of Printing"
Installation view at Supportico Lopez, Berlin, 2018
"A Matter of Printing"
Installation view at Supportico Lopez, Berlin, 2018
"A Matter of Printing"
Installation view at Supportico Lopez, Berlin, 2018
"A Matter of Printing"
Installation view at Supportico Lopez, Berlin, 2018
"A Matter of Printing"
Installation view at Supportico Lopez, Berlin, 2018
"A Matter of Printing"
Installation view at Supportico Lopez, Berlin, 2018
"A Matter of Printing"
Installation view at Supportico Lopez, Berlin, 2018
"A Matter of Printing"
Installation view at Supportico Lopez, Berlin, 2018
"A Matter of Printing"
Installation view at Supportico Lopez, Berlin, 2018
"A Matter of Printing"
Installation view at Supportico Lopez, Berlin, 2018
"A Matter of Printing"
Installation view at Supportico Lopez, Berlin, 2018
"A Matter of Printing"
Installation view at Supportico Lopez, Berlin, 2018
"A Matter of Printing"
Installation view at Supportico Lopez, Berlin, 2018
"A Matter of Printing"
Installation view at Supportico Lopez, Berlin, 2018
"A Matter of Printing"
Installation view at Supportico Lopez, Berlin, 2018
"A Matter of Printing"
Installation view at Supportico Lopez, Berlin, 2018
"A Matter of Printing"
Installation view at Supportico Lopez, Berlin, 2018
"A Matter of Printing"
Installation view at Supportico Lopez, Berlin, 2018
"A Matter of Printing"
Installation view at Supportico Lopez, Berlin, 2018
"A Matter of Printing"
Installation view at Supportico Lopez, Berlin, 2018
"A Matter of Printing"
Installation view at Supportico Lopez, Berlin, 2018
"A Matter of Printing"
Installation view at Supportico Lopez, Berlin, 2018
"A Matter of Printing"
Installation view at Supportico Lopez, Berlin, 2018
"A Matter of Printing"
Installation view at Supportico Lopez, Berlin, 2018
(Detail)
"A Matter of Printing"
Installation view at Supportico Lopez, Berlin, 2018
"A Matter of Printing"
Installation view at Supportico Lopez, Berlin, 2018
"A Matter of Printing"
Installation view at Supportico Lopez, Berlin, 2018
"A Matter of Printing"
Installation view at Supportico Lopez, Berlin, 2018
"A Matter of Printing"
Installation view at Supportico Lopez, Berlin, 2018
"A Matter of Printing"
Installation view at Supportico Lopez, Berlin, 2018
"A Matter of Printing"
Installation view at Supportico Lopez, Berlin, 2018
"A Matter of Printing"
Installation view at Supportico Lopez, Berlin, 2018
"A Matter of Printing"
Installation view at Supportico Lopez, Berlin, 2018
"A Matter of Printing"
Installation view at Supportico Lopez, Berlin, 2018
"A Matter of Printing"
Installation view at Supportico Lopez, Berlin, 2018

THOMAS BAYRLE  STEVE BISHOP  GERRY BIBBY  JULIETTE BLIGHTMAN GEORGE BRECHT
MARCO BRUZZONE  HENRI CHOPIN PHILIP CORNER ADRIANO COSTA  JEAN DUPUY  MARTIN EBNER
ESTHER FERRER  JOHN GIORNO  EUGEN GOMRINGER  DOUGLAS GORDON BERNARD HEIDSIECK
GEOFFREY HENDRICKS JAMES HOFF  KARL HOLMQVIST  ISIDORE ISOU  JOE JONES  ALLAN KAPROW
MILAN KNÍŽÁK  ALISON KNOWLES  FRANZISKA LANTZ  WALTER MARCHETTI  CHARLOTTE MOORMAN
ARIANE MÜLLER  JORDAN NASSAR  HENRIK OLESEN  GERHARD RÜHM  CAROLEE SCHNEEMANN
ZIN TAYLOR  ALVARO URBANO  ROBERT WATTS  EMMETT WILLIAMS

The show draws from the rich Fluxus tradition of the multiple and is also a nod to Shannon Michael Cane who helped champion the multiple for new generations through his work at Printed Matter and the NY Art Book Fair. A Matter Of Printing (for SMC) is a journey into the process and exercise of developing the concept of multiples as a democratic element of distribution of the work of art. With this approach the attempt to elaborate a political challenge through the strong and, somehow, limited possibilities of the unique artwork is placed. The multiple naturally comes as a possibility for a different way of communicating, often used in the past as a carrier of new ideas and often subversive or humorous intent.

The core of the exhibition are multiples published by the Edizioni Francesco Conz, a project the Italian collector – a mysterious impresario who strongly supported the artists of his time and that died in 2010 – started in the 70’s and continued until the 2000s. The Edizioni Conz will share the space with some of our favorite living artists and poets.

The exhibition will open on the 23rd of March at Supportico Lopez in Kurfürstenstrasse 14b. During the weekend of 27-29 of April, the exhibition will have a public program, Mass X, curated by The Performance Agency in the gallery’s courtyard.

 

“… I had no pleasure in collecting ‘rich stuff’, already packed. I was looking for a more refined answer to my approach to art and the creative process behind it…”

 Francesco Conz