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Gallery Talk: Wolf Vostell’s Salad

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Harvard Art Museums

A black and white photograph shows a brightly lit room of wooden crates full of lettuce.

Take a close look at how a multiple, or editioned artwork, by German artist Wolf Vostell addresses bureaucratic forms of violence.

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Gallery talks are limited to 18 people and registration is required. You can register by clicking on the event on this form, beginning at 10am the day of the talk.

Cost

This Event is free!

Location

  • In-person only.

Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy
Cambridge, MA 02138
Maraykanka

Neighborhood

Neighborhood 9

Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk.

Dates and Times

.: Saturday, April 13, 12:30PM – 1PM.

Additional information

In 1970, Wolf Vostell and numerous participants performed a “happening” (titled Salad) in a train car between Cologne and Aachen, Germany. Each of the 23 artworks that remained after the event comprises a crate with decomposed lettuce and a box containing extensive documentation. These objects remind us to remain vigilant to the attritional violence in our natural, social, and political environments.

This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Wolf Vostell: Dé-coll/age Is Your Life (January 20–May 5, 2024).

A black and white photograph shows a brightly lit room of wooden crates full of lettuce.

.: Saturday, April 13, 12:30PM – 1PM.

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Last updated April 10, 2024.