MEDIACONTACT [1970 - 1974]
Agency for Art events, creative planning
and public relation
Founder, Curator and Editor: Dietmar Kirves
Established in Duesseldorf on November 1st, 1970
Correspondents: Jochen Gerz, Paris, & Terry Fox, San Francisco
Location: Düsseldorf | Oststr. 14 | Germany
►Art information +++ Media news +++ Definition
► Exhibitions +++ Artst's feedback +++ Archives
1. Representing of progressive artists.
That means: We make available our rooms to young artists for exhibition purposes to give them a suitable possibility to announce her ideas, concepts, actions, etc. of the public.
2. Giving contacts between artists and interested persons
That means: private persons, gallery owners, industry, to suitable markets at home and abroad.
3. Arranging and realisation of art exhibitions supported by special advertising
That means: Mediate from exhibitions to institutions and places which own no exhibition tradition.
4. Creative planning of graphic design and advertising media.
That means: Creating of advertising material like leaflets, flyers, catalogs, documentations, newspapers, photos, films, tape recordings, and other things in cooperation with artists.
5. Planning and calculation of multiples in co-operation with artists.
That means: "Multiples" als erweiterter Begriff = Objekte, Videotapes, akkustische Ereignisse, u.a.
"Multiple" as an enlarged concept = objects, videotapes, sound tapes, and similar things.
PUBLICATIONS: art information
art information No. 1/1971 | ►BEUYS + HERZFELD | 14 p, 11.9 x 8.5'', 500 expls, stamped
art information No. 2/1971 | ►BEUYS + FOX | 14 p, 11.9 x 8.5'', 200 expls, signed & stamped
art information No. 3/1972 | ►MICHAEL BUTHE | 20 p, 11.9 x 8.5'', 200 expls, signed & stamped
art information No. 4/1972 | JOCHEN GERZ | 22 p, 11.9 x 8.5'', 300 expls, signed & stamped
art information No. 5/1972 | JOEL GLASSMAN | 14 p, DIN A4, 200 expls, signed
art information No. 6/1972 | JEAN LE GAC | 11 p, 11.9 x 8.5'', 200 expls, signed
art information No. 7/1973 | SARKIS | 22 p, 11.9 x 8.5'', 200 expls, signed
PUBLICATIONS: media news
media news No. 1/1971 | KRAFTWERK | 11 p, 11.9 x 8.5'', 100 expls, stamped
media news No. 2/1973 | BULKOWSKI + SCHRÖPFER | 11 p, DIN A4, 200 expls, signed
media news No. 3/1972 | FRANZ & SCHRÖDER | 10 p, 11.9 x 8.5'', 200 expls, stamped
media news No. 4/1973 | FRITZ SCHWEGLER | 22 Bl. 11.9 x 8.5'', 600 expls, signed
SIGNALE, SIGNALS, SIGNAUX, newspaper with Winfried Gaul, September 1970
ZUM VOLKSTRAUERTAG (Poppy Day), photographs and paintings by Joachim Schaffer, November 1970
►DER TISCH (The Table), film premiere with Joseph Beuys, December 5th,1970
►EDITION TANGENTE with Klaus Staeck, December 1970
ONE DAY, conversations with Jochen Gerz, December 11th, 1970
LANDSCAPES, ceramic installation by Peter Zweifel, March 1971
SPACE, installation by Klaus Göhling, May 1971
ACTION with Vito Acconci, Terry Fox, Peter Hutchinson, Klaus Rinke, William Wegman, 10/14/1971
ARTIST'S FEEDBACK & COMMUNICATION
ACCONCI, Vito + ADAMS, Ben + ADAMS, Mac + ALOCCO, Marcel + ANTIN, Eleanor + ASHTABULA, BAST, Martin + BAUER, Josef + BAUMGARTEN, Lothar + BAY, Didier + BIGA, Daniel + BLAINE, Julien + BLUME, Johannes + BROD, Michael + BYARS, James Lee + CAMNITZER, Luis + CHARLTON, Ted + CHRISTIANSEN, Henning + CLAUS, Jürgen + COLONNA, Kerry + CRUISE, Stephen + CULLA, Daniel CURRAN, Darryl + D’ARMAGNAC, Ben + DANIELI, Fidel + DEKKER, Gerrit + DEKKERS, Ger + DEMATIO, Bruno + D’HOOGHE, Alain + DIBBETS, Jan + DIETMAN, Erik + DOERNACH, Rudolf + DUBOV, Dirk + LEXAN + PORTER, Liliana + ELLIE + EXPORT, Valie + FAUSER, Jörg + FERRARI, Luc + FILLIOU, Robert + FONGI, Y. + FONTANA, Corsin + FRIED, Howard + FRIEDMAN, Ken + GETTE, Paul-Armand + GIFFIN, Don + GILBERT & GEORGE + GOSEWITZ, Ludwig + GROH, Klaus + GÜNTHER, K. F. + HAACKE, Hans + HAAS, Bob + HAFNER, Jonas + HANSEN, Al + HEYDEMANN, Jörg + HIGGINS, Dick + HOROWITZ, Ida + HUTCHINSON, Peter + IMMENDORF, Jörg + JEHLE, A.M + KAGEL, Mauricio + KAPROW, Allan + KAROL + KELLER, Pierre + KIRKEBY, Per + KNITZ-AKADEMIE + KNIZAK, Milan + KNOEBEL, W. + KOCMAN, J.H. + KOFOED, Flemming + KREN, Kurt + KRIWET, Ferdinand + KUHNA, Hermann-Josef + LEVINE, Les + LIGETI, György + LÖFFLER, J.H. + MABRY, John + MACK, Heinz + MARCUCCI, Lucia + MARI, Enzo + MARI, Paolo + MARIEN, Marcel + MARIE + McGALL, Anthony + MEGERT, Christian + MELCHER, Chasper Otto + MERZ, Mario + MESSAGER, Anette + MIELS, Rune + MISSMAHL + MUEHL, Otto + NANUCCI + NIEHOFF, Rolf + NITSCH, Hermann + NÖRGAZUD, Björn + OPPENHEIM, Dennis + OPPERMANN, Anna + ORI, Luciano + OVERMAN, Ken + PALERMO + PASCHINSKI, Sylvia + PALUMBO, Jacques + PARTIN, Bob + PARTUM, Andrzej + PARTUM, Ewa + PEDERSEN, Knud + PENCK, A.R. + PERIN, Romaine + PETERSEN, Lene Adler + POIRIER, Anne & Patrick + POLKE, Sigmar + RAETZ, Markus + RAHMANI, Aviva + RAINER, Arnulf + REHFELDT, Robert + RICHTER, Gerhard + ROT, Diter + ROUALDES, Jean + RÜCKRIEM, Ulrich + RÜHM, Gerhard + RUHNAU, Werner + RUTHENBECK, Reiner + SAINT-THOMAS, Gregory + SANEJOUAND, J.M. + SAREE, Günter + SARENCO + SCANGA, Italo + SORENSEN, Don + SØRENSEN, William Louis STEMBERA, Petr + SCHMIT, Tomas + SCHULT, H.A. + TAYLOR, C.D. + TOBAS, Ch. + TOPINKA, Miloslav + TOUZENIS, Georges + TROMMER, Gerhard + UECKER, Günter + ULRICHS, Timm + VAUTIER, Ben + VERHEYEN, Jef + VOSTELL, Wolf + WALTHER, Franz Erhard + WECK, Wolfgang + WESELER, Günther WEWERKA, Stefan + WIEBE, Philipp + WIEGAND, Gottfried + WIJERS, Louvrien + WOOD, Brian Gerry + WORTELKAMP, Erwin + WULFF, R.D. + YOKOYAMA, Hiroshi + ZAREBSKI, Krzysztof + a.o.
To keep relations systematically with the public through information and to promote creative co-operation among artists and interested parties, with regard to the social significance of informatiön on art and media research.
2.1 "art Information of..." = Information given by artists or groups of artists, whose ideas and present works are demonstrating a conscious forming conception with a knowledge of the human condition.
2.2 "media news of..." = Information from significant intermediary fields, which interest or form a group, a society, a community.
3.0 Publication medias:
3.1 booklet, book, poster, newspaper, etc.
3.2 record, magnetic tape, tape recorder-tape, etc.
3.3 film, video tape, etc.
3.4 other, etc.
4.0 Information records:
Exchange and transmission of special information on written request against refund (see 2.1/2.2).
Artists, group of artists, journalists, writers, scientists, experts, etc.
Signing of the material (see 3.1-3.4) by the author on the cover.
6.0 Publication dates:
12 brochures in irregular sequence per year; further issues (see 3.1-3.4) are announced by postcard.
Limited by the number of subscribers during a period of three months as from the first day of issue.
8.1 A one year subscription (12 numbers) costs $ 20.-; for air-mail subscriptions to United States
add $ 20 postage per year; subscriptions may be obtained by writing to mediacontact (see 9.0)
and may be paid by cheque or money order.
8.2 Single-copy only for subscribers by second order, the price is $ 2.-.
9.0 Distribution and delivery: mediacontact, D-4 Düsseldorf/Oststr.14, West Germany
10.0 Publisher and editor: Dietmar Kirves, Düsseldorf
11.0 Contributing editors:
11.1 Jochen Gerz, Paris
11.2 Terry Fox, San Francisco/CA
12.0 Advertisement rates are available on application.
13.0 Jurisdiction: Düsseldorf/West Germany