For the first time in Berlin, La Plaque Tournante will show, at the occasion of the 20 years of his death, a stunning exhibition on Gil J WOLMAN (1929-1995) with around 400 documents, ephemera, books, photos, artworks, multiples, video, film and sounds, curated by french composer Frédéric Acquaviva, who already curated the MACBA 2010 Wolman’s retrospective.
Wolman was an historical member of Isidore Isou’s Lettrism since 1950, and then created the Letterist International and co-wrote the “Mode d’Emploi du Détournement” with Guy Debord, elaborating many of the concepts of the Situationnist Internationale without being a member of it.
He is a pionneer in sound poetry with his “mégapneumes” (physical poetry), a censored film maker with the mythical 1951 “L’Anticoncept” on display for the first time in Berlin, and the inventor of “art scotch” and “mouvement séparatist”. The Centre Pompidou in Paris is currently displaying a WOLMAN show for the first time as well.
The opening will be Sept 19, from 7PM. At 8PM, performances by british electroacoustic legend Trevor WISHART, emerging indian sound artist Hém-ISH, GRM master Denis DUFOUR and the most original vocal performer Loré LIXENBERG performing WOLMAN’s pieces for the first time. It will also be the launch of WOLMAN’s “Et des hommes”.
Wolman = Lettrism + Detournement / Exhibition opening
Saturday, 19 September 2015 | 19:00 CET
La Plaque Tournante | Sonnenallee 99 | 12045 Berlin/Neukölln