Kurt Kren

Kurt Kren

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Kurt Kren was an Austrian avantgarde filmmaker. He is best known for his involvement with the Vienna Aktionists and the group of films that resulted. Kurt Kren was born in 1929 in Vienna, Austria to a family of a Jewish father and German mother. From 1939 till the end of World War II Kren lived in Rotterdam, where he was sent with one of the Children's Transports. In 1947 Kren returned to Vienna, and his father provided him a job at the National Bank. He began a film career in the early 1950s creating experimental short 8mm films. In 1957 he moved to the 16mm format. In 1966, Kren participated in the Destruction in Art Symposium in London. In 1968 he visited the USA for the first time, showing his films in New York and St. Louis. After a participation in a happening "Kunst und Revolution" at the University of Vienna in 1968, Kren's films were confiscated and he was fired from the National Bank
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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135687433
  • 9786135687439