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tomas schmit: “making things. drawing action language 1970–2006”

Sandro Ricaldone

Making Things
Drawing Action Language 1970–2006
Edited by Jenny Graser and Barbara Wien. Text by Jenny Graser, Dagmar Korbacher, Kasper König, Tomas Schmit, Dorothy Iannone, et al.
Hatje Cantz, 2021

When the European Fluxus group split in 1964 after two eventful years, Tomas Schmit, who had been involved in the group’s actions as a performer, gradually withdrew from performing. From 1966 he devoted himself primarily to writing and drawing. But the idea of the stage as a place where an action is performed in front of and with an audience did not vanish from his art. From then on, Schmit staged “the performance of drawing” on paper. In this catalogue, the close interlocking of performance and drawing in Schmit’s entire oeuvre is examined for the first time. The publication further reflects on the manifold spectrum of his drawing and language art spanning almost 40 years.

TOMAS SCHMIT (1943–2006) came to art as an autodidact, learning from Fluxus artists such as Nam June Paik, George Maciunas, Arthur Köpcke, and Ludwig Gosewitz, with whom he began performing in 1962. His drawings provide complex, often humorous commentary and engage with subjects as diverse as language, logic, cybernetics, biology, behavioral science, and perception.

sean bonney: a fragment





april 14th, free online event: a lecture by laurie anderson

grazie ad Andrea Raos per la segnalazione:

Exploring the challenges we face as artists and citizens as we reinvent our culture with ambiguity and beauty.

About this Event

Laurie Anderson presents Spending the War Without You: Virtual Backgrounds. The third in a series of six lectures, this talk will consider language, lyrics and the narrator.

About the Speakers

Presented by Laurie Anderson, one of America’s most renowned – and daring – creative pioneers. Known primarily for her multimedia presentations, she has cast herself in roles as varied as visual artist, composer, poet, photographer, filmmaker, electronics whiz, vocalist, and instrumentalist.

Introduced by Suzannah Clark, Director of the Mahindra Humanities Center and Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music at Harvard University, and Matt Saunders, Harris K. Weston Associate Professor of the Humanities in the department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies at Harvard University.

Modertated by Salman Rushdie, the author of fourteen novels, [read more here]

the complete “l=a=n=g=u=a=g=e” facsimile

charles bernstein: un’intervista autobiografica




bruce andrews & charles bernstein at the stone (new york) on sat. april 12 at 10pm


for example

these three texts:

Hannah Weiner, Weeks

Bruce Andrews, Factura

Ann Bogle, Xam


The impact of the poet-editor: some questions

Charles Bernstein: HERE

postmodern poetries & L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E @ Bernstein’s blog

postmodern poetries & L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E @ Bernstein’s blog