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P.A.P. Progressive Art Production: Filmgalerie, Filmverleih, Lagerkatalog 1969.

1969. Unpaginated (circa 120 pp.) catalogue, with text in English and German, for a film festival organized by Kurt Kren, featuring the work of filmmakers such as Marc Adrian, Stan Brakhage, W & B Hein, Hans Peter Kochenrath, Kurt Kren, Malcolm LeGrice, Gregory J. Markopoulous, Otto Muehl, Hans Helmut Klaus Schoenherr, Paul Sharits, Paul Fuchs, and Takahiko Iimura, containing brief biographical notes, chronologies, and critical assessments of the works. Profusely illustrated throughout. 4to. Original spiral-bound wrpps. with yellow plastic overlay to front cover, some slight soiling and rubbing, overall very good. Munich (Karlheinz Hein) / Zürich (Progapro AG) 1969.

P.A.P. (Progressive Art Production) was founded in 1969 by Karlheinz Hein as a Munich-based group dedicated to experimental film. Kurt Kren was a pioneering Austrian avant-garde filmmaker best known for his involvement with the Vienna Aktionists. In 1966 he participated in the Destruction in Art Symposium in London alongside Yoko Ono, Wolf Vostell, and others. In 1968, after participating in a happening "Kunst und Revolution" at the University of Vienna, his films were confiscated. In the years following the P.A.P. film festival, Kren participated in the International Underground Film Festival in London and the Cannes Film Festival, and had retrospective screenings held at the National Film Theatre in London and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Very scarce; as of June 2021, OCLC locates a small handful of copies in German libraries and only three holdings in North American institutions.

Book ID: 51350

Price: $1,850.00