Monchengladbach Museum
Germany 1970
Edition of 440 copies
Clear moulded plastic box which contains a single catalogue. Stamped number 282 of 440 copies. When Johannes Cladder became director of the Stadtisches Museum in Mönchengladbach, Germany in 1967 he initiated a series of catalogues which also acted as multiples to accompany each of the museum's solo exhibitions. Starting with Joseph Beuys and going on to include George Brecht & Robert Filliou, Marcel Broodthaers, Daniel Buren, Hanne Darboven, Braco Dimitrijevic, Joel Fisher, Jonas Hafner, Jasper Johns, Jannis Kounellis, Richard Long, Panamarenko, Gerhard Richter, Lawrence Weiner, and others, the Mönchengladbach boxes became an influential touchstone for the artists’ books genre. This exhibition catalogue was created to accompany Piero Manzoni’s posthumous solo exhibition that ran from November 26, 1969 to January 4, 1970. The edition consists of a molded plastic box containing a booklet with texts in German by Udo Kultermann and Johannes Cladders.Considered proto-Conceptual, Piero Manzoni’s works interrogate the nature of the art object itself. From 1957–63 he began his Achrome series with a display of eleven virtually identical monochrome blue paintings. In direct response to Yves Klein's paintings, Manzoni experimented with a series of works in varying materials, all lacking color.
This book relates to the transparent book by Jes Peterson on Manzoni - the use of transparent materials. The box is considered a sculpture by the artist.
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