Three pallet trucks and a sheet of paper

The Edition Block 1966–2022

23 March–18 August 2024

With his Edition Block, gallery owner René Block created an instrument for the "democratisation and socialisation of the art market" in Berlin in 1966. The 122 editions published by his gallery include milestones such as the sculpture "The Thinker" (1976/78) by Korean media artist Nam June Paik, well-known multiples by Joseph Beuys such as "Schlitten" (1969) and "Filzanzug" (1970), the expansive object "Hubwagen" (2012/13) by Alicja Kwade, after which the exhibition is named, as well as several graphic portfolios with contributions by international artists.

Block, who worked primarily as a curator of large survey exhibitions during the 1980s and 1990s, was artistic director of the Kunsthalle Fridericianum in Kassel from 1997 to 2006.

The current exhibition is a tribute to René Block, who grew up in Goch, for his extensive and ongoing commitment to international contemporary art and Joseph Beuys in particular and is a collaboration between the three Lower Rhine art museums Museum Schloss Moyland, Museum Kurhaus Kleve and Museum Goch.

Curated by Alexander Grönert


Marina Abramović, Joseph Beuys, KP Brehmer, Bazon Brock, Marcel Broedthaers, John Cage, Henning Christiansen, Marcel Duchamp, Richard Hamilton, Erwin Heerich, Dick Higgins, Allan Kaprow, On Kawara, Alicja Kwade, Nam June Paik, Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter, Wolf Vostell and others

With the kind support of: 

Combined ticket

The ticket for all three exhibitions costs €16, reduced €9.
The admission ticket can be used once throughout the entire exhibition period (23 March - 8 September 2024) in all houses and is not limited to a visit to the "Three Pallet Trucks" exhibition. 
It is still possible to purchase individual tickets.
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Exhibition catalogue

Three Pallet trucks and a sheet of paper. René Block Editions 1966-2022 Complete catalogue
The exhibition catalogue contains contributions by Hubertus Butin, Michael Glasmeier, Birgit Eusterschulte, Eva Scharrer and Katrin Seemann, among others.
Munich: Schirmer/Mosel, 2023 
The hardcover catalogue with 352 pages, 676 mostly colour illustrations, some of which are full or double-page, is available in the museum shop at a price of €44.