until 26.05. | #1354ARTatBerlin | Werkstattgalerie shows from 27th April 2017 the exhibition iafkg (international workgroup for constructive art).
In Cooperation with Galleria Spazio Testoni, Archivio Paolo Ghilardi and Archivio Alberto Zilocchi.
The “international workgroup for constructive art” (“internationaler arbeitskreis für konstruktive gestaltung” called “iafkg” for short) was formed in 1972 in Antwerp and Bonn by European artist who felt committed to the concepts constructive, concrete, serial, systematic, conceptual, experimental, analytical, to “rebuild” art in contrast to the Informel or gestural art movement of that time.
From 1973 onward the iafkg presented its initial work results in touring exhibitions or in the form of collaboratively published portfolios of graphics. After 1976 the iafkg held symposia in various European cities, which offered participants a forum for lecture series and discussions, while also allowing them to exchange their theoretical and practical experiences, with invitations extended to other artists, architects, art historians, museum directors and scientists.
40 years after the 1977 Varese-Symposium, we are pleased to present again together some works by Paolo Ghilardi – Marcello Morandini – Alberto Zilocchi (all so a member of Gruppo Zero) as Italian representatives of this European Neo-Constructivist movement of the 70’s and 80’s, in which they operate with artists such as Pierre de Poortere, HD Schrader (D), Guy Vandenbranden (B), Peter Lowe, Jean Spencer, Kenneth Martin (GB), Matti Kujasalo (F), Ewerdt Hilgemann, Ad de Keijzer (NL), Jose Breval, François Morellet (F), Ryszard Winiarski, Henryk Stazewsky (PL) and RP Lohse (CH).
Following the words of Pierre de Poortere that “Constructive art has a profound social aspect .- it has the purpose to be included in society” design works of Marcello Morandi have been realized in public buildings and places and everyday design through his collaboration with international companies such as Baleri, Fürstenberg, Girard Perregaux, Kartell, Lantal Textile, Longoni, Philip Morris, Rosenthal, Vorwerk and others. His objects are exhibited in many international museums and collections.
Vernissage (Private View): Wednesday, 26th April 2017, 7 p.m.
Exhibition period: Thursday, 27th April to Friday, 26th May 2017Zur WERKSTATTGALERIE
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Exhibitions Berlin Galleries: iafkg – WERKSTATTGALERIE | ART at Berlin