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Title

Untitled

Description

In March 1991 the collector and publisher Francesco Conz, in collaboration with the Muzej Suvremene Umjetnosti - MSU Zagreb, invited a few artists who had been part of Gorgona, the Croatian avant-garde group active between 1959 and 1966, to an artistic residency at the castle of Brunnenburg in Merano, Italy. This residency should have resulted in a publication linked to the monumental project Conz dedicated to Ezra Pound - La Livre, which was never completed.
During their residency, the five artists created thirteen works of art as well as fifteen hand-made copies of each work. All of which were created on the same size of paper. These works should have been part of a box, an art edition that initially should have included large-scale reproductions of seven of the group's old works, printed on canvas in Como, in addition to en eight obtained by merging the former in a continuous strip to create sort of a "collective work" - together with photographs documenting the residency, historical photographs and video interviews filmed in Brunnenburg. Conz died in 2010 but the box was never finished, although all of its components had been created, except for the folder that was supposed to contain them. The works of the artists have since remained in F. Conz's Archive.
Conz decided to include the works of Mangelos, who died in 1987, asking the remaining members of the group to place their signature on the back as sort of an homage. The three works signed by the members of Gorgona and presented for the exhibition are respectively attributed to the manifesto for energy, the series of landscapes dedicated to Pythagoras and the series dedicated to the dialogues.

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Creator

Mangelos

Date

[1991]

Contributor

Scotti, Marco
Zinelli, Anna

Format

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Language

English

Type

Still Image

Rights Holder

Mangelos
MoRE Museum

Collection

Citation

Mangelos, “Untitled,” MoRE, accessed September 17, 2019, http://www.moremuseum.org/omeka/items/show/57.

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