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Jochen Gerz, Sarkis Zabunyan

CR 671. Year 1972

Parler Jochen Gerz Cr 671 Web

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    Video documentation

    Videotape, ½ inch Sony, b/w, sound, 21 min 30 sec

    Recording of the performance of 1972 in the studio of Sarkis Zabunyan in Paris. The artists sit at a table and speak to each other. Sarkis uses the Armenian language, Gerz speaks German. Neither understand each other. The dialogue lasts for 2 hours.

    Courtesy Vidéo les Beaux Jours, la Maison de l’Image, Strasbourg and imai, inter media art institute, Düsseldorf

    Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.
    Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin.
    Fonds d'art contemporain de la Ville de Genève.

    Exhibitions

    New York 1972. Barcelona 1973. Köln 1974. Paris 1974. Bruxelles 1975. Paris 1977. Genève 1999. Paris 2002 (Strasbourg 2002. Liechtenstein 2002), Genève 2018

    Bibliography

    I: Genève 1999, pp. 47ff. Paris 2002, pp. 36-37. Genève 2018, pp. 189-190

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    My name is Jochen Gerz