Archiv der Avantgarden

© SKD, Foto: David Pinzer


The Archiv der Avantgarden (AdA), an archive of 20th-century avant-garde art, contains approximately 1.5 million artworks and other objects, making it one of the most comprehensive collections of its kind. Collector Egidio Marzona began to amass the archive in the late 1960s and continued in the decades that followed. The AdA helps trace the artistic ideas and numerous radical utopias of the century and brings to light the amazing interconnectedness of artists.

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Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau 19.5.-25.5.2019

The Whole Life: Archives and Reality

The archive is omnipresent and always temporary. It reflects the realities of the past—while archived knowledge at the same time shapes the present. How do archives and their objects translate historical realities into contemporary narratives? What does this mean for the structure of archives, for their users, technologies, and forms of knowledge production? What
can archives do for today’s societies?

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Visionary Spaces. Kandinsky, Mondrian, Lissitzky...

An exhibition of the Albertinum in cooperation with the Archiv der Avantgarden and the Kupferstich-Kabinett

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Ausstellungsansicht "Zukunftsräume", 1.03.2019, Albertinum
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