Founding of the Fernsehgalerie Gerry Schum, Düsseldorf

The television gallery is one of the most important artist projects of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Underpinning the television exhibitions LAND ART and IDENTIFICATIONS, created in cooperation with Ursula Wevers and broadcast on the West German public television station ARD in 1969 and 1970 respectively, is the idea of moving away from presenting a conventional art program and producing instead artworks conceived and realized especially for showing on television. Because the conception of the television gallery ultimately runs counter to the objective of the mass medium itself, namely to address a wide audience, the cooperation breaks down after just two projects. The gallery is closed in 1970.