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Quite apart from the aesthetic re-evaluation it forces upon us, its immediate practical effect is to render the customary gallery situation obsolete.

Hardcoverpages. This could be printed and mail-ordered for use by anyone who wanted it. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. These two forms were the “passive and active sides of a single coin.

Jason Pettus rated it it was amazing Mar 29, But gradually a number of rules-of-thumb could be listed.

In the case of those Happenings with more detailed instructions or more expanded action, the artist must be present at every moment, directing and participating, for the tradition is too young for the complete stranger to know what to do with such plans if he got them. But still later, John Cage could permit a C major triad to exist next to the sound of a buzz saw, because by then the triad was thought of differently – not as a musical necessity but as a sound as interesting as any other sound.

For anyone who was even peripherally touched by art in the 60’s, this is a must have. A group of men all in white doing calisthenics, a ticking metronome, a sheet of paper being moved variously across the floor are obviously easily formalized.

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Marian Tubbs – unknown. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? First along several points on a heavily trafficked avenue; then in several rooms and floors of an apartment house where some of the activities are out of touch with each other; then on more than one street; then in different but proximate cities; finally all around the globe. Isolated points of contact may be maintained by telephone and letters, by a meeting on a highway, or by watching a certain television program at an appointed hour.


On the other, it permits the parts to exist more on their own, without the necessity of intensive coordination. This is much too Christian in the sense of the body being inferior to the soul. I believe, was only a rationalization of the wish to hold onto theatrical customs. On the one hand, looking broadly at the whole of recent modern art, the differences which were once so clear between graphic art and painting have practically been eliminated; similarly, the distinctions between painting and collage, between collage and construction, between construction and sculpture, and between some large constructions and a quasi architecture.

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I say chance operations may “nearly” determine everything, for any sensitive mind will tend to make connections between the actions which he finds occurring and those in which he is taking part, even if he had no way of knowing them beforehand. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

Allan Kaprow, Excerpts from “Assemblages, Environments & Happenings () – Belgium is Happening

Most of the time he seems to like it. At other moments the active and observing roles would be exchanged, so that by reciprocation the whole meaning of watching would be altered, away from something like spoon-feeding, toward something purposive, possibly intense. Imagine some evening when one has sat talking with friends, how as the conversation became reflective the pace slowed, pauses became longer, and the speakers “felt” not only heavier but their distances from one another increased proportionately, as though each were surrounded by great areas commensurate with the voyaging of his mind.

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Traditionally, it is supposed that art is born entirely from the heart or head and is then brought, all shiny and finished, to the showplace.

The watchers sat very close to what took place, with happemings artists and their friends acting along with assembled environmental constructions. Time would be variously weighted, compressed, or drawn out, sounds would emerge forthrightly, and things would have to be set into greater motion.

But, however flexible these techniques were in practice, there was always an audience in one usually static space and a show given in another. Jarrett Zigon – – Ethos: Otherwise, a sort of artistic schizophrenia can result if any subject matter and material is subjected to any interesting formal technique.

The scheme was self-evidently “formal” but the subject matter was not; or it had some as yet unrevealed form that was hidden because it was not respected.

Duane Porter rated it really liked it Feb 03, The evolution of this art is bringing us to a quite different notion of what art is. In this way a whole body of nonintellectualized, noneulturized experience is opened to the artist and he is free to use his mind anew in connecting things he did not consider before.

When we think of composition,” it is important not to think of it as self-sufficient “form,” as an arrangement as such, as an organizing activity in which the materials are taken for granted as a means toward an end that is greater than they are.