For the 20 days leading up to the opening of Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the staff decided to try an experiment in the realm of the internet, specifically through Flickr, Facebook, and Twitter. Their goal was to introduce different aspects of Klein’s prolific career and illustrate the range of his projects and the scope of what would be presented in the exhibition itself. They presented photos, video, audio, and written texts that let Klein himself explain his goals, process, artworks, and projects to the audience.
They have handed these carefully curated resources over to us to present during the run of our presentation of the exhibition, and specifically, during the run of École de Klein, a series of lectures, gallery talks, art labs, film screenings, and experimental moments which explore the spectrum of Klein’s curiosities, life, and work.
We’ll be posting all the lengthy written content on this blog post: texts, transcripts, etc. Updates will continue as “20 Days of Klein” goes on.
Radlodiffusion—Télévision Française: transcript of interview
A letter to President Eisenhower
A letter to the President of the International Conference for the Detection of Nuclear Explosions
A letter to the Secretary General of the International Geophysical Year
Yves Klein presents: Dimanche, 27 November 1960. The Newspaper of a Single Day.
Paris—New York: what does it mean today?