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A self-described “un-artist,” Allan Kaprow championed an artistic practice that moved art out of the museum and into the everyday. His works insistently blurred the boundaries between art and life, requiring active participation rather than passive spectatorship, interactive collaboration rather than solitary creation. This richly illustrated volume documents five decades of Kaprow's life and work. Its six essays range across his shifts from painter to environmental artist to the inventor of the Happening and the Activity, while its extensive chronology features scores, letters, posters, photographs, and clippings, most drawn from the Allan Kaprow Papers held by the Research Library at the Getty Research Institute. Though the forms Kaprow largely invented have lost their shock value and were meant in most cases to be ephemeral, in fact they live on, captured in scores and other surviving documentation, still stretching the boundaries of art in the modern world.
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Eva Meyer-Hermann is an independent curator based in Cologne, Germany. Andrew Perchuk is an assistant director for Contemporary Programs and Research at the Getty Research Institute. Stephanie Rosenthal is a curator at the Haus der Kunst, Munich.From Publishers Weekly:
In 1958, Allan Kaprow (1927–2006) created the first Happening, a one-time, scripted event that could take place in either a gallery or a public space. Although the term happening entered the vernacular, the essayists in this catalogue that accompanies a retrospective at L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art refer several times to their subject as the best-known unknown artist of his generation. Before Happenings put him center stage in the art world, Kaprow worked his way through a period of action painting into assemblage and room-sized environments, an artistic path that speaks to his attempts to use the lessons of John Cage to get past the legacy of Jackson Pollock. One essayist describes the Happenings as outgrowths of the assemblages. The thread that runs throughout Kaprow's work is a search for those moments when art and life are indistinguishable. This desire led to increasingly private performances for only one or two people. Archival material in the Getty Research Institute collection and recent images bring the career and the current exhibition to life. 231 color and 291 b&w illus. (Apr. 21)
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