Terry Fox (1943 – 2008) was an American “artists’ artist”, based in Europe for many years, whose cross-media work is just waiting to be rediscovered. Fox’s political and anarchistic performances and videotapes from the USA are located within the context of his pioneering in the sound art scene developing in Europe. His collaborative actions with Joseph Beuys, Vito Acconci, Dennis Oppenheim and Bill Viola are legendary. Fox used his own body as a medium for borderline experiences and humorously played with the transformation of the simplest materials.
The exhibition creates associative thinking spaces related to central themes in Fox’s oeuvre: “Situations/ Körperliche Zustände” – “Elements/Material” – “Mapping/ Labyrinth” – “Sound as Sculpture/Raum als Instrument”. “Berlino”, 1988/2015, one of three sound rooms, is based on Fox’s “Berlin Wall Scored for Sound” from 1981/82. Previously unpublished video, photographic materials and work notes by Terry Fox will be exhibited.
In cooperation with the BAM – Musée des Beaux-Arts Mons, the Von der Heydt-Museum Wuppertal and the Kunstmuseum Bern. Funded by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds (Capital Cultural Fund) and the Society of Friends of the Academy of Arts.