Art and Avant-Garde of the 20th century

in Blockhaus

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© Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Foto: Klemens Renner

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The Archiv der Avantgarden — Egidio Marzona (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.

Exhibition at Blockhaus
Date of the special exhibitions is 05.05.–01.09.2024

Archive of Dreams. A Surrealist Impulse

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Georges Hugnet, 21 Cartes postales surréalistes, Paris 1937
Archiv der Avantgarden - Egidio Marzona, SKD; © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2024; Foto: Herbert Boswank
An Oral History Archive


WIR SIND AVANTGARDE! is a documentation and research project on the history and significance of the Archiv der Avantgarden - Egidio Marzona (ADA). The films, which have been produced since 2020, document conversations about the practice and motivation of collecting, about the concept and content of the ADA as well as about the artistic approaches and strategies represented therein and their social contexts. The collected film conversations will gradually give rise to a separate "archive of the archive".

To the Project

zwei Personen in einem Garten vor einer Kamera
© 2024 Konzept- und Gesamtprojektleitung
Dreharbeiten mit Angela Thomas Schmid und Egidio Marzona, Haus Bill, Zumikon, 13.7.2023

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