[Jorn, Asger]. Seven Rebels: Bilder und Platiken. n.p. [Odense, Denmark and Goteborg, Sweden]: n.p. [Kunstbygningen Tilsofgangen & Galerie 54], n.d. [1962]. n.p. [19 p.]; ill.; 21 x 14 cm.; green ink on grey stock

Catalog of the exhibition held by the “Seven Rebels” – Jörgen Nash, Jacqueline de Jong, Gordon Fazarkeley, Ansger Elde, Hardy Strid, Jörgen Thorsten, and Peter Zimmer – who had broken from the main Situationist International in March 1962 to create a Second Situationist International (which will later become the Bauhaus Situationiste).The catalog is the work of J.J. Thorsen, and was printed in association with Permild and Rosengreen. The exhibition itself was held at the Kunstbygningen, Odense (Denmark), Sept. 19-25, 1962, and at the Galerie 54, Göteborg (Sweden), Oct. 6-21, 1962.

The introductory preface by Asger Jorn (writing under the pseudonym Patric O’Brien) is reproduced below: “These seven artists have all broken away from the “Internationale Situationniste” in Paris and formed a Second Situationist International based on Scandinavia. This is one of the few things they have in common. For the rest they are individualists with different idols and heroes: Charlie Chaplin, Dylan Thomas, Walt Withman,Blind Lemon Jefferson, Hans Christian Andersen, Henri Michaux, Strindberg, Guy Debord ,Carl Frederic Hill …… .They are young and spontaneous, experimental and fighters for the new situcratic community. All of them are exiles from their own countries. The danish Nash lives in Sweden; Fazakerley in Denmark; Thorsen has moved across the Kattegat; De Jong in Paris, Elde’s studio is in Italy; Strid is moving to Dublin; And Hans Peter Zimmer is only kept in Germany because of the process the Bayrish government is running against him. They are not cosmopolitans but cosmonauts of the new society”

We locate 5 copies on OCLC.

009008007006004003002005

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