INVENTORY OF INTERNATIONAL SITUATIONNISTE EPHEMERA, 1947-1975

Inventory created by Lynda Bunting.
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INVENTORY OF INTERNATIONALE SITUATIONNISTE EPHEMERA, 1947-1975

Accession no. 980047

Inventory prepared by Lynda Bunting
Getty Research Institute

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  • The Getty Research Institute
  • Research Library
  • Special Collections and Visual Resources
  • 1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
  • Los Angeles, California 90049-1688
  • Phone: (310) 440-7390
  • Fax: (310) 440-7780
  • Email Requests: http://www.getty.edu/research/conducting_research/library/reference_form.html
  • URL: http://www.getty.edu/research/conducting_research/library/
    Processed by:
    Lynda Bunting
    Date completed:
    March 1996, revised Nov 2005
    Encoded by:
    Lynda Bunting
©1998 J. Paul Getty Trust.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Internationale Situationniste ephemera
Date (inclusive): 1947-1975
Collection number: 980047
Creator: Internationale situationniste
Extent: 59 items
Repository: Getty Research Institute
Research Library
Special Collections and Visual Resources
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1688
Abstract: A collection of assembled printed manifestoes, tracts, exhibition catalogs, and posters created by members of Internationale Situationniste (I.S.). The founding of this politically charged artistic and literary movement can be traced through the small amount of ephemera by the Internationale Lettriste and Bauhaus Imaginiste groups, precursors to I.S.
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Language: Collection material in French

Administrative Information

Access

Open for use by qualified researchers.

Publication Rights

Preferred Citation

Internationale Situationniste ephemera, 1947-1975, Getty Research Institute, Research Library, Accession no. 980047.

Acquisition Information

Acquired 1998.

Processing History

This artificial collection was created from materials acquired from two separate sources. Both collections were primarily composed of books initially accessioned by the library. The remaining ephemera was transferred to Special Collections. Lynda Bunting organized the ephemera and wrote the box list.

Biographical/Historical Note

A politically charged artistic and literary movement active from 1957-1972 with roots in Internationale lettriste and Mouvement international pour un Bauhaus imaginiste. Internationale situationniste members include Enrico Baj, Asger Jorn and Guy Debord, among others.

Scope and Content of Collection

An artificial collection of printed manifestoes, tracts, exhibition catalogs and posters created by members of Internationale situationniste (I.S.), including Enrico Baj, Asger Jorn and Guy Debord. The founding of this politically charged artistic and literary movement can be traced in the small amount of ephemera by the Internationale lettriste and Mouvement international pour un Bauhaus imaginiste groups, both precursors to I.S. A number of documents by Spur, a German faction of I.S., record the internal tensions within I.S. that would eventually disintegrate the movement.

Arrangement

The archive is arranged in chronological order.

Bibliography

Berreby, Gérard. Documents relatifs à la fondation de l'International situationniste. Paris: Allia, 1985.
Ohrt, Roberto. Phantom Avantgarde: eine Geschichte der Situationistischen Internationale und der modernen Kunst. Hamburg: Nautilus, 1990.
Raspaud, Jean Jacques. L'Internationale situationniste; chronologie, bibliographie, protagonistes (avec un index des noms insultés. Paris: Champ libre, 1972.
Viénet, René. Enragés et situationnistes dans le mouvement des occupations. Paris: Gallimard, 1968.

Box 1, Folder 1

"Manifeste des surrealistes-revolutionnaires en France," Summer 1947

Box 1, Folder 1

"Si vous vous croyez du genie" 1954?

Scope and Content Note

plus a copy in English. Berreby, p. 266-267.
Box 1, Folder 1

"Baj" 1954

Scope and Content Note

Galleria l'Asterisco. May 15-29, 1954.
Box 1, Folder 1

"Finis les pieds plats" 1954

Box 1, Folder 1

"Deutschland über alles" 1954

Scope and Content Note

Berreby, p. 268.
Box 1, Folder 1

"Ceramiche: incontro internazionale di Albisola. Milan: Decima Triennale, October 27 - November 15, 1954."

Box 1, Folder 1

"Perchè la Bauhaus e' così importante?" 1955

Scope and Content Note

"Citato da: Bauhaus 1919-1928. Edizione III.a 1955 Verlag Arthur Niggli & Willy Verkauf, Teufen (Schweiz)." Berreby, p. 399.
Box 1, Folder 1

"Construisez vous-mêmes une petite situation sans avenir" 1955

Scope and Content Note

Berreby, p. 265.
Box 1, Folder 1

"Ordre de boycott," July 31, 1956

Scope and Content Note

Berreby, p. 269.
Box 1, Folder 1

"Esposizione Baj," 1956

Scope and Content Note

Galleria Schettini, October 10-25, 1956.
Box 1, Folder 1

"Cercle ouvert: confrontations," 1956?

Scope and Content Note

Invitation to a debate organized by the review Cercle ouvert. Annotated in pencil "1958" by the former owner. This is probably a mistake because the situationists did not take part in this kind of performance by this date. "Amadou" probably is "Mohammed Dahou," member of the Internationale lettriste.
Box 1, Folder 1

"Manifestez en faveur de l'urbanisme unitaire," December 1956

Scope and Content Note

Berreby, p. 604.
Box 1, Folder 2

"Première exposition de psychogéographie," 1957

Scope and Content Note

Brussels, Taptoe, February 2-26, 1957. Invitation/catalog for an exhibition that probably did not show all listed works. Ohrt, p. 87.
Box 1, Folder 2

"Contro lo stile / contre le style / the end of style," September 1957

Box 1, Folder 2

"Nervenruh! Keine experimente!" January 1, 1958

Scope and Content Note

First manifesto of the German section of I.S, signed by Jorn and Hans Platschek. Extract published in I.S. no. 1, p. 27. Raspaud & Voyer, p. 105.
Box 1, Folder 2

"Adresse de l'internationale situationniste a l'assemblée générale de l'association internationale des critique d'art; Réunie le 14 avril 1958 dans l'Exposition Universelle de Bruxelles"

Scope and Content Note

Signed for the Algerian, German, Belgian, French, Italian and Scandinavian sections by Khatib, Platschek, Korun, Debord, Pinot-Gallizio, Jorn. Reproduced partially in I.S. no. 1, p. 29. Raspaud & Voyer, p. 105.
Box 1, Folder 2

"Difendete la liberta ovunque," July 4, 1958

Scope and Content Note

tTract protesting van Guglielmi's imprisonment for damaging a work by Raphael. Reproduced partially in I.S. no. 2, p. 29. Raspaud & Voyer, p. 107.
Box 1, Folder 2

"Au secours de van Guglielmi!" July 7, 1958

Scope and Content Note

Tract protesting van Guglielmi's imprisonment. Reproduced partially in I.S. no. 2, p. 29-30. Raspaud & Voyer, p. 107.
Box 1, Folder 2

"Difendiamo la libertà," November 1959

Scope and Content Note

Tract denouncing the infamous Cuixard, signed by Pinot-Gallizio and the German section: Zimmer, Prem, Sturm, Renée Nele, Eisch, Fischer. Raspaud & Voyer, p. 109-110.
Box 1, Folder 3

"Hands off Alexander Trocchi," October 7, 1960

Scope and Content Note

Tract protesting the arrest of Trocchi, who was accused of using drugs in the United States. Signed by Debord, de Jong, Jorn. Raspaud & Voyer, p. 111.
Box 1, Folder 3

"Avantgarde ist unerwünscht! (Flugblatt der situationistischen internationale)" January 1961

Scope and Content Note

Tract published by the German, Swedish and Belgian sections. Extract published in I.S. no. 6, p. 39. Raspaud & Voyer, p. 112.
Box 1, Folder 3

"Flugblatt," November 9, 1961

Box 1, Folder 3

"Les aventures de la dialectique," 1962

Scope and Content Note

Postcard announcing the review's new address.
Box 1, Folder 3

"Nicht hinauslehnen," February 10, 1962

Scope and Content Note

Tract announcing the exclusion of the Spur group in Germany, signed by Debord, Kotanyi, Lausen, Vaneigem. Raspaud & Voyer, p. 113-114.
Box 1, Folder 3

"Spur prozess," May 1962

Scope and Content Note

Photocopied typescript concerning the trial against Spur members.
Box 1, Folder 3

"Critique européenne des Corps Académiques des Universités, Collèges et Instituts de Recherche de la métropole de New York et de l'aire de Cambridge-Boston," 1962

Scope and Content Note

2 copies printed brown on beige and 1 copy in a different format printed black on white.
Box 1, Folder 3

"Déclaration sur les proces contre l'internationale situationniste en Allemagne Federale," June 25, 1962

Scope and Content Note

Tract signed by Michèle Bernstein (France), J.-V. Martin (Denmark), Alexander Trocchi (Great Britain), Raoul Vaneigem (Belgium). Raspaud & Voyer, p. 114.
Box 1, Folder 4

"L'internationale situationniste prend l'offensive," March 31, 1963

Scope and Content Note

Fake pamphlet published by a Brussels group of neo-surrealists around Tom Gutt, trying to parody the style of the I.S., by excluding Attila Kotanyi. A reply to the pamphlet "Pas de dialogue avec les suspects" (February 27, 1963) that denounced the same neo-surrealist group.
Box 1, Folder 4

"España en el corazón," July 1964

Scope and Content Note

Tract concerning a new form of propaganda in Spain. Raspaud & Voyer, p. 116.
Box 1, Folder 4

"Limelight," 1964

Box 1, Folder 4

"Adresse aux revolutionnaires d'Algerie, et de tous les pays," July 1965

Scope and Content Note

Reproduced in I.S. no. 10, p. 43-49. Raspaud & Voyer, p. 118.
Box 1, Folder 4

"Baj," 1967

Scope and Content Note

Galerie Françoise Mayer, Brussels, February 10-March 11, 1967.
Box 1, Folder 4

"Le point d'explosion de l'idéologie en Chine," August 16, 1967

Scope and Content Note

Brochure edited by Debord and reproduced in I.S. no. 11, p. 3-12. Raspaud & Voyer, p. 120.
Box 1, Folder 4

"Gli operai d'Italia e la rivolta di Reggio Calabria," October 1970

Scope and Content Note

Photocopy of the second supplement to the Italian review Internazionale situazionista. Raspaud & Voyer, p. 127.
Box 1, Folder 4

"I.S. laboratorio sperimentale Alba," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

1 sheet of stationary and matching envelope by Pinot-Gallizio.
Flat file folder **1

"Manifeste de la peinture nucleaire," February 1, 1952

Scope and Content Note

With "Premier manifeste de la litterature nucleaire," February 3, 1952, printed on verso. First manifesto of the movement, published on the occasion of the Brussels exhibition of the nuclear painters Baj and Dangelo, founders of the Arte Nucleare movement in 1951.
Flat file folder **1

"Ça commence bien!/Familiers du grand truc," 1954

Scope and Content Note

With "Ça commence bien!/Et ça finit mal" printed on the verso. Berreby, p. 274-275.
Flat file folder **1

"Esposizione Alt," 1955

Scope and Content Note

Galleriea la Maggiolina, Alessandria, May 1955. Catalog of an exhibition of Baj, Dangelo and Asger Jorn.
Flat file folder **1

"The naked city: illustration de l'hypothése des plaques tournantes en psychogeographique," 1957

Scope and Content Note

By Debord, G.-E. Berreby, p. 536-537.
Flat file folder **1

"Nouveau théatre d'opérations dans la culture," 1958

Scope and Content Note

2 copies. First publication of the French section of the I.S. Raspaud & Voyer, p. 105.
Flat file folder **1

"Geen dialoog met gluiperds / Geen dialoog met idioten," February 27, 1963

Scope and Content Note

Tract by Raoul Vaneigem and Jan Strijbosch directed against the Stalinist surrealists. Raspaud & Voyer, p. 115.
Flat file folder **1

"Adresse à tous les travailleurs," May 30, 1968

Scope and Content Note

The last pamphlet distributed by the joint group Enragés-I.S. Raspaud & Voyer, p. 124.
Flat file folder **1

"A tous les travailleurs: mesdames, mesdemoiselles, messieurs," June 7, 1968

Scope and Content Note

cCynical comment on the end of May 1968 events, this poster is a famous hoax: the president of the French association of employers asks the workers to go on a Club Med vacation to avoid occupying factories. Viénet, p.191.
Flat file folder **2

"Toutes ces dames au salon!" 1956

Scope and Content Note

Tract published by International lettriste, members of the revue "Les lèvres nues," and Arte nucleare in reaction against the exhibition "L'industrie du pétrole vue par des artistes" in Brussels from June 2-14, 1956.
Flat file folder **2

"Vie congres de l'internationale situationniste anvers du 12 au 15 Novembre 1962"

Flat file folder **2

"Attention! Trois provocateurs 22 janvier 1967"

Scope and Content Note

Raspaud & Voyer, p. 119.
Flat file folder **2

"Les bases de la banalité," 1967

Flat file folder **2

Four original color lithograph posters by Asger Jorn May 1968

Scope and Content Note

"Adios edudiants quil puise etudier e aprandre en libert," "Brisez le cadre qi etouf limage," "Vive la révolution pasioné de lintellience créative," "Pas de puisance dimagination sans images puisante." Published by Galerie Jeanne Bucher. Edition of 1000 for the streets of Paris. Ohrt, p. 253.
Flat file folder **2

"Le dame di casa Baj," May 22, 1975

Scope and Content Note

Black and white poster for Studio Marconi.
Flat file folder **2

"Baj," May 22, 1975

Scope and Content Note

Color poster for Studio Marconi.