Poetry of the metropolis. The Affichistes
October 22, 2014 – January 11, 2015
François Dufrêne, Raymond Hains, Mimmo Rotella, Jacques Villeglé, Wolf Vostell
In collaboration with Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt
Among the avant-garde artists of the new orientation towards reality in around 1960, the „Affichistes” were perhaps the most radical, at any event the most poetic. Francois Dufrêne, Raymond Hains and Jacques Villeglé belonged, like Tinguely, to the „Nouveaux Réalistes” group of artists. Their creative work fitted in with the like-minded Mimmo Rotella and Wolf Vostell. The exhibition is laid out in the form of a course, presenting the urban space as a place of manifold inspiration for flaneurs, which creates places for encounters with the radical inventions of these five artists; be these décollages, filmic, photographic or also poetic experiments.