Mass #3 will be an evening with:
DAF (Dynamische Akustische Forschung)
Robert Delford Brown
Konrad Sprenger & Arnold Dreyblatt
On the occasion of Mass No.3 Supportico Lopez presents The Performance Agency at Archivio Conz in Berlin, this time activated and inspired by the performance anarchist Robert Delford Brown.
A colleague of artists like Jim Dine, Claes Oldenburg and Nam June Paik, Robert Delford Brown was a central figure in the New York art scene of the early 1960s, a participant in and instigator of happenings. He saw the potential for aesthetic pronouncement in virtually everything. His métier was willfully preposterousness and his work contained both anger and insouciance.
He was inventing a creation myth, he said later, and indeed, his appearance in “Originale” led him to create his own religion, The First National Church of the Exquisite Panic, Inc. God is called Who? here, because Who? knows!
* Archivo Conz houses artworks, documents, editions and personal belongings collected and catalysed by Francesco Conz (Cittadella, 1935–Verona, 2010) over the course of more than 30 years. More than a collector, he worked closely with artists from the main artistic Avant-garde movements of his time—Fluxus, Concrete Poetry, Actionism and Lettrism. He left an archive of more than three thousand items.