Creative Alternatives

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May 30 1989. Kurt Buchwald stages the action Fotografie Verboten at the world time clock and Neptune fountain in Berlin-Alexanderplatz. Buchwald attached signs showing a camera with a red diagonal cross through the middle, signifying that photography…

June 1989: Christoph Tannert and Eugen Blume host the Permanente Kunstkonferenz at the Galerie Weir Elefant. This was an official month-long performance and action series tied to the larger Berlin Visual Arts Exhibition held nearby at the Television…

Installation artist and painter Wolfgang Krause stages his "Blitz-Aktion" in the back courtyard of his studio and apartment. For the action, he installed five foot foam lightning rods in the courtyard. He also staged this action in other locations…

In 1982, Kurt Buchwald presented his action, Transportversuch, at the Boutique Josephine, the only private fashion boutique in the GDR. Thomas Roesler's band Klick & Aus provided musical accompaniment. 

Site of Kurt Buchwald and Thom di Roes performance in the cinema club room.

Lutherplatz Spandau- Beginning in September 1981, Ludtke and Haisch began interventions with people at Lutherplatz, trying to get them to participate in their "street actions." These actions came months in advance of a deadline for a Kunst am Bau…

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As part of the P.t.t.red action, "23 1/2 Karat," the group gilded a small segment of the Gasometer in Berlin-Schoeneberg still visible to this day.

DIE ANWEISUNG, an art series in public spaces around West Berlin, sponsored another round of artist designed advertising boards under the Yorck bridges connectin Kreuzberg and Schoeneberg in July 1987. DIE ANWEISUNG first appeared in this form in…

The first "Die Anweisung" involved a poster action on the advertising walls under Yorck Brke as well as a series of more spontaneous actions in the vicinity. Gero Gries and Christian Kuhn organized the series. 

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