John Chamberlain BURNTPIANO around 2007 © VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, photo Franz Kimmel

At the beginning of the 20th century, with everyday industrial objects (ready-mades), Marcel Duchamp put the definition of sculpture radically into question. After the Second World War, many artists continued at this point, developing completely new forms of three-dimensional sculpturing which we want to discover on our joint tour at DASMAXIMUM. In the context of pop art, artists such as John Chamberlain started experimenting with everyday objects and materials. Almost at the same time, in the train of minimalism, an intensive engagement with materials and production processes in industrial mass culture began. The sculptures left their position on the pedestal, lay on the ground, pushed into the viewers' space, turned them into co-actors and component parts of a total spatial installation. Land art projects such as the "Lightning Field" by Walter De Maria left the museum's exhibition space and used nature as a shaping element. A new conception of sculpture ultimately led to the "social sculpture", graphically experienceable in Joseph Beuys‘ project "7000 Oaks".

Guided tour by the VHS Traunreut around DASMAXIMUM
Saturday, 14 September 2019, 10 a.m. — 12 noon

Tickets: 10 EUR (concessions available)
meeting point: 10 a.m. at DASMAXIMUM
led by Dr Maria Schindelegger

VHS Traunreut e.V., Marienstraße 20, 83301 Traunreut
Tel: 08669 86480, Fax: 08669 864828,