Land Art, Fernsehausstellung 1
Location: Theater Kikker
Film has always played an important role in Land Art. In 1968, Gerry Schum invited a group of artists to develop projects which could be realised on film, without a documentary style attached to them. In 1969, they were eventually released as a collection of works under the exhibition title ‘Land Art’ on German television. It included works from artists like Richard Long, Barry Flanagan, Dennis Openheim, Robert Smithson, Marinus Boezem, Jan Dibbets and Walter De Maria.
Gerry Schum― Artist
Gerry Schum (1938) born in Cologne, Germany began his career as a cameraman for television broadcast stations in Berlin. Over the course of the years, Schum began working as a producer and cameraman to distribute artist films which eventually got him commissioned to present video art sections at big events such as the Venice Biennale. The years before his death were marked by his position as a curator for the first video art studio at the Folkwang Museum in Germany.