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The documenta archiv to receive an important donation: The internationally unique performance art archive "Die Schwarze Lade / the Black Kit: Archive for Performance, Action and Intermedia Art" to be presented by documenta artist Boris Nieslony

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Harry Kramer. 25.1.1925 – 20.2.1997


Monday, February 20 - Monday, April 17, 2017


Venue: Museum for Sepulchral Culture, Weinbergstrasse 25-27, Kassel

© documenta archiv / Berlind Schneider

Harry Kramer: Endlose Schiene, 1960, Holz, Metall, Batterie-Motor, 85 x 85 x 19 cm

In cooperation with the documenta archiv, the Museum for Sepulchral Culture honors the 20th anniversary of the death of Harry Kramer with a cabinet exhibition. The actor, dancer, artist, and professor for sculpture at the School of Art and Design in Kassel died on February 20, 1997 in Kassel, and was buried anonymously in the artists’ necropolis which he had founded in 1992 in Habichtswald outside of Kassel. His widow entrusted his estate to the documenta archiv in 2006. The exhibition not only shows a selection of his works, but also four acclaimed experimental films produced with cameraman Wolfgang Ramsbott (1934-1991).

An exhibition organized by the Museum for Sepulchral Culture in cooperation with the documenta archiv and the city of Kassel.

© documenta archiv / Berlind Schneider

Harry Kramer: H 10.8, 1964, Draht, Holz, E-Motor, Gummibänder, 69 x 82 x 81 cm

© documenta archiv / Berlind Schneider

Dr. Birgit Jooss, Director documenta archiv and Gerold Eppler, temporary Head of Museum for Sepulchral Culture