Action: Robert Filliou, 1.000.010 Geburtstag der Kunst

The framework for the party organized to mark the occasion is Filliou’s 1963 fictional piece Geflüsterte Kunstgeschichte, in which he contends that, over the course of history, art and life have grown apart after they had originally formed a union. People of different backgrounds, from different areas, at different places were to now come together to celebrate. The interactive exchange between art and life spreads across the city on January 17, the artist’s birthday, and on to the border to Holland and Belgium, before coming to a dazzling climax with a party in the ballroom of the Neue Galerie. The birthday is still celebrated today in the ballroom. A catalogue is published to accompany the event.