Program in the Frederick Kiesler Foundation: “Face to Face with the Avant-Garde”
Talk and Presentation of Archival Material | Friday, April 13, 2018 at 6 p.m.
Frederick Kiesler was an active networker and his artist friends’ names read as a Who’s who of the avant-garde. He is considered as an important mediator between the European avant-garde and the artistic field in the US, especially in New York.
On the occasion of the Frederick Kiesler Foundation’s 20th anniversary of existence an anthology will be published next month, which situates his colorful life and his multifaceted oeuvre in various contexts and which puts Kiesler in dialog with the most prominent artists and architects of his time: his relationship to Bauhaus, Surrealism and New York School as well as to personalities such as Richard Buckminster Fuller, Marcel Duchamp, Arshile Gorky, Theo van Doesburg, Piet Mondrian, Hans Arp, Sigfried Giedion etc.
In the course of the “Long Night of Research” Peter Bogner, director of the Frederick Kiesler Foundation, and Gerd Zillner, archivist and senior researcher, will talk about the ongoing research on Kiesler’s network and show exclusive material from the archive.
Link to the Long Night of Research (in German)