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In the News (Tue 21 May 19)

  
  Allan Kaprow
Kaprow: Precious bodily fluids are a humorous reference to Stanley Kubrick’s film 2001, where, as the world is about to break apart, the general of the high command of the armed forces is bemoaning the possible loss of his precious bodily fluids in a great soliloquy of fear.
Kaprow: I had never thought of the Andres Serrano thing as a connection, but indeed it is, just as there is a connection to Kubrick’s film, and there’s also a connection to much psychoanalytic literature, which I may or may not have read.
Kaprow: Well, you know, a lot of work nowadays tends to be illustrative of theory already written, and some of it tends to be quite consciously didactic, as if the determination is to teach somebody something.
www.jca-online.com /kaprow.html   (3393 words)

  
 The Brooklyn Rail - May 2006 - Allan Kaprow (1927–2006)
This led Kaprow to explore a concept, close to Dada, in which intermedia performances involving groups of participants—which came to be known as “Happenings”—became a new art form.
Allan never wanted to be part of a movement nor did he believe that the market had any real relevance to the future of art.
Kaprow, the senior, was a self-made lawyer who wanted his son to follow his footstep instead of being an artist) which was so severe that they had to take him to the hospital in order to clean different part of his organs separately.
brooklynrail.org /2006/05/art/allan-kaprow-19272006   (1864 words)

  
 Multimedia – From Wagner to Virtual Reality
Allan Kaprow coined the term Happening in the late 1950s, and led the movement into the bright lights of popular culture that characterized the 1960s.
For Kaprow, art is a continual work-in-progress, with an unfolding narrative that is realized through the active participation of the audience.
Kaprow developed techniques to prompt a creative response from the audience, encouraging audience members to make their own connections between ideas and events.
www.artmuseum.net /w2vr/timeline/Kaprow.html   (293 words)

  
 'Happenings' artist Allan Kaprow, at 79 - The Boston Globe
Kaprow was influenced by Abstract Expressionist painters who moved around their vast canvas to pour and drip paint.
''Allan was able to break the boundary between life and art," said Steve Fagin, chairman of the Department of Visual Arts at UC San Diego.
Kaprow moved to smaller events he referred to as ''work pieces." In one that Antin observed, workers built a house in Southern California made of blocks of ice.
www.boston.com /news/globe/obituaries/articles/2006/04/09/happenings_artist_allan_kaprow_at_79   (479 words)

  
 UCSD - VisArts -
Allan Kaprow studied at New York University (art at the undergraduate level, philosophy at the graduate) and received his MA from Columbia in art history.
Kaprow began his studio career as a painter; during the 1950's he co-founded the Hansa and Reuben Galleries in New York and later was the director of the Judson Gallery.
Kaprow is now studying the current literature in psychology and sociology on non-verbal behavior in our culture and others and is investigating research on the bilateral structure of the brain with the intention of applying these findings to performance possibilities.
visarts.ucsd.edu /node/view/491/55   (298 words)

  
 E-Flux : Allan Kaprow - (2007-02-02)
Allan Kaprow, father of ‘happenings’ and ‘the most famous unknown artist’ died in April 2006.
A range of objects from Kaprow’s artistic legacy will be displayed: early paintings, environments, video documents and photographs, as well as a fast array of original scores for his ‘happenings’ and ‘activities’.
Kaprow succeeded in doing what many painters and sculptors had endeavoured to achieve before him: the dissolution of the boundaries between art and reality.
www.e-flux.com /displayshow.php?file=message_1170354967.txt   (547 words)

  
 Allan Kaprow, 1927-2006 Art in America - Find Articles
On Wednesday, Apr. 5, Allan Kaprow, the Master of the Happening, the pathbreaking artist, thinker and theorist whose explosive career of more than 40 years of environments and performances, powerful and prophetic essays, and influential teaching transformed serious artmaking forever, died peacefully in his home in Encinitas, Calif. He was 78 years old.
In Allan's reading, Pollock's large pour and splatter paintings of the late '40s were the culminating act of advanced painting, which finally liberated it of all the formal, relational and material constraints that had been the field of its being, leaving it nowhere to go.
By 1968 Allan himself had produced more than 20 Happenings, and the news of this work spread rapidly beyond the contemporary art world--and even the related worlds of avant-garde theater, dance, music and poetry--into the general culture, where nearly any large, freewheeling and explosive event was likely to be called a Happening.
findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1248/is_6_94/ai_n16533164   (637 words)

  
 Johannes Stahl: Allan Kaprow - A waste of time (1994) english version
Allan Kaprow's events seldom conform to the imaginary picture formed by the reader of his concepts; they leave too much leeway for the course of events, a factor which is one of Kaprow's essential artistic materials.
In this light, Kaprow's action could well be seen as a playful look at the question of the human status in the age of rationalization - especially when the site is a disused factory in former East Germany.
Kaprow's event supports this reading on more than one level: the mythologically elevated and media-based mirrors show also the camera person, and so lay bare the structure of the experiment.
www.uni-bonn.de /~uph60016/texte/kaprow_waste_e.html   (1550 words)

  
 Allan Kaprow; visionary helped shape 'happening' | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Allan Kaprow was a visionary who established a new dynamic between art and life.
Kaprow who became the literary spokesman for the form, putting it in a wider context with his influential 1966 book, “Assemblages, Environments and Happenings.”; He saw happenings as part of a bigger shift in art, a dissatisfaction with categories such as painting and sculpture.
Kaprow had a parallel career as an educator, first teaching art history for a decade at Rutgers University in New Jersey and then arriving in California in 1968 to help lead a project for the Berkeley Unified School District that introduced interdisciplinary art concepts and practices to students.
www.signonsandiego.com /uniontrib/20060423/news_lz1j23kaprow.html   (993 words)

  
 The Brooklyn Rail - Allan Kaprow (1927–2006)
Allan never wanted to be part of a movement nor did he believe that the market had any real relevance to the future of art.
Allan’s incisive polemics and the documentation of his work have been very much alive for almost half a century, and if current art is any indication, 
will surely live on.
Kaprow, the senior, was a self-made lawyer who wanted his son to follow his footstep instead of being an artist) which was so severe that they had to take him to the hospital in order to clean different part of his organs separately.
www.brooklynrail.org /2006-05/art/allan-kaprow-19272006   (2166 words)

  
 Independent Online Edition > Obituaries   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Kaprow had trained as a painter with the German-born American Abstractionist Hans Hofmann, before studying for a doctorate on Mondrian at Columbia under the art historian Meyer Schapiro, and then at the New School with the composer John Cage.
Although Kaprow initially carried on organising happenings - he had a house built from ice in the biting Californian sun, for example - he scaled his works down to a more intimate form in which two people might stand on each other's shadows or breathe into their mouths.
Kaprow's fame as the inventor of happenings, combined with the willed anonymity of his later years, have led to his broader importance to modern art being overlooked.
news.independent.co.uk /people/obituaries/article358214.ece   (959 words)

  
 Allan Kaprow. Art as Life - Haus der Kunst - Absolutearts.com
Allan Kaprow divided the gallery in several parts: the installation took place in three rooms that were divided from one another by sheets of plastic mounted on wooden frames.
Allan Kaprow was interested in neither the museumilization of his work nor in a retrospective in the classical sense.
Allan Kaprow integrated his art into his everyday life through his teaching activities and his Happenings were primarily created with the students he taught.
www.absolutearts.com /cgi-bin/news/arts-news-elaborate.cgi?output_number=20&find=8761   (1500 words)

  
 Haus der Kunst München, Allan Kaprow. Kunst als Leben
Für Allan Kaprow existierte Kunst nicht losgelöst vom alltäglichen Leben; er wollte beides miteinander verbinden.
Allan Kaprow sagte zu, und sein Beitrag bestand darin, dass der Galerist jeden Morgen, bevor die Galerie öffnete, mit einem Gartenschlauch den Bürgersteig bewässerte.
Allan Kaprow hatte auch weder an der Musealisierung seiner Werke, noch an einer klassischen Retrospektive Interesse: Ein Museum soll kein Kunstfriedhof, sondern eine Agentur für Aktion (Agency for Action) sein, forderte er.
www.art-perfect.de /haus-der-kunst-muenchen-allan-kaprow-kunst-als-leben.htm   (1193 words)

  
 OutofRange.net » Blog Archive » Allan Kaprow
Kaprow decided to “develop an action kind of painting, which was what Pollock was doing, and … to take advantage of the action itself”.
Kaprow continued as a serious artist and was influenced by composer John Cage, with whom he had studied at the New School of Social Research (1956-58).
Kaprow was born in Atlantic City, raised in Tucson, Arizona, and graduated from New York University in 1949, moving to Columbia University in New York for his master’s in art history in 1952.
www.outofrange.net /2006/08/31/allan-kaprow   (600 words)

  
 Allan Kaprow
In 1965 Kaprow explained his evolution from collage to environments and happenings: "The action collages then became bigger, and I introduced flashing lights and thicker hunks of matter.
Kaprow's progress did not occur in a vacuum, as he readily acknowledges.
Allan Kaprow, painter and well-known Neo-Dadist, was in the gallery for two weeks in September supervising his latest environment, Words.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Acropolis/5422/kaprow.html   (1920 words)

  
 Van Abbemuseum
Kaprow, father of the ‘happening’ and the most famous unknown artist died in April 2006.
Kaprow’s oeuvre will be shown in conjunction with works and archive material of similar-minded artists.
The exhibition Allan Kaprow 'Kunst als leven — Art as Life' is a cooperation with Haus der Kunst, Munich, and co-sponsored by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
www.vanabbemuseum.nl /engels/tentoonstellingen/allan-kaprow_e.htm   (184 words)

  
 allan kaprow interview 1
Kaprow was attending, "Proceedings," a sympiosium in his honor held at the University of Texas at Arligngton.
Allan Kaprow, who is in Dallas this week of April 12 through 16 (1988) to have a retrospective of his actions of the past called "Proceedings" at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Allan Kaprow, 78, painter and assemblage artist who invented the Happening, died peacefully at his home in Encinitas, Ca., on Apr. 5.
www.lichtensteiger.de /kaprow01.html   (331 words)

  
 Allan KAPROW - Artpool Fluxus Library
Kaprow, Allan: [Once, the task of the artist was to make good art...], in: Higgins, Dick - Emmett Williams (eds.): Manifestos, A Great Bear Pamphlet, Something Else Press, New York, 1966, 21-23.
Kaprow, Allan: Untitled Guidelines for Happenings, in: Stiles, Kristine - Peter Selz (eds.): Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art.
Kaprow, Allan - Robert Watts - George Brecht: Project in Multiple Dimensions, in: Block, René (ed.): Robert Watts.
www.artpool.hu /Fluxusbibliography/Kaprow.html   (624 words)

  
 Allan Kaprow, who pioneered theatrical "happenings," dies at 78
Allan Kaprow, an artist who in the 1950s pioneered an unrehearsed, nonverbal form of theater called a "happening" that was intended to shatter the boundary between art and life, has died.
Kaprow, who taught for years at the University of California, San Diego, died Wednesday at his home in the San Diego suburb of Encinitas.
Born August 23, 1927, in Atlantic City, N.J., Kaprow called himself an "un-artist." He was primarily a painter and sculptor working with found objects.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/n/a/2006/04/06/state/n184436D95.DTL   (467 words)

  
 networked_performance: Allan Kaprow:   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Allan Kaprow, father of ‘happenings’ and ‘the most famous unknown artist’ died in April 2006.
Kaprow succeeded in doing what many painters and sculptors had endeavoured to achieve before him: the dissolution of the boundaries between art and reality.
The exhibition Allan Kaprow 'Kunst als leven — Art as Life' is a cooperation with Haus der Kunst, Munich, and co-sponsored by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
www.turbulence.org /blog/archives/003722.html   (619 words)

  
 LACMA Lab: NOW! Allan Kaprow & Bram Crane-Kaprow
Allan Kaprow and Bram Crane-Kaprow, No Rules Except...
He worked with his father and museum staff to translate his ideas into a plan for the gallery that would be safe, durable, and fun for visitors.
Kaprow and Crane-Kaprow invented just a few simple rules: visitors have to remove their shoes before entering the space, and a limited number of visitors are allowed in the space at one time.
www.lacma.org /MICNow/artists/Kaprow/kaprows.htm   (171 words)

  
 Allan Kaprow (1927 - ) Artwork Images, Exhibitions, Reviews
Allan Kaprow is mostly known as the inventor of “happenings,” a concept of performance art.
Nathan Oliveira, Untitled from Edgar Allan Poe portfolio, 1971
Nathan Oliveira, Untitled from Edgar Allan Poe porfolio, 1971
wwar.com /masters/k/kaprow-allan.html   (1183 words)

  
 The Roy Lichtenstein Foundation
In the late 1950's, Allan Kaprow gave the name "Happening" to to his unique events that were shaped by audience participation.
Cage, the most radical and influential native modernist in American music in the 1950's, was moving towards theater where he believed could be found the most effective integration of art and "real" life.
Precedents for Kaprow's happenings were the publicly staged absurdities of the post-World War I Dadaists, the theories of Antonin Artaud, and the performances of Yves Klein, the French New Realist.
www.lichtensteinfoundation.org /allankaprow.htm   (206 words)

  
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Born in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Allan Kaprow became a leading figure in Happenings and Performance Art, avant-garde art movements dating to the 1950s.
He was also an art educator whose teaching positions included Rutgers University, 1953 to 1956; Pratt Institute, 1960 to 1961; State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1961 to 1966; California Insititute of Arts beginning 1966 and the University of California at San Diego.
Kaprow's art career began with an early interest in Abstract (showing 500 of 5809 characters).
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Born in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Allan Kaprow became a leading figure in Happenings and Performance Art, avant-garde art movements dating to the 1950s.
He was also an art educator whose teaching positions included Rutgers University, 1953 to 1956; Pratt Institute, 1960 to 1961; State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1961 to 1966; California Insititute of Arts beginning 1966 and the University of California at San Diego.
Kaprow's art career began with an early interest in Abstract (showing 500 of 5809 characters).
www.askart.com /askart/k/allan_kaprow/allan_kaprow.aspx   (263 words)

  
 Allan Kaprow, 78; theater art pioneer | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Kaprow, a professor emeritus of visual arts at UCSD who served on the full-time faculty from 1974 to 1993, died April 5 at his home in Encinitas.
Kaprow's essays in the 1993 book, “Essays on the Blurring of Art and Life,” and wrote “Childsplay: The Art of Allan Kaprow,” which was published last year.
Kaprow was divorced from Vaughan Rachel, the mother of three of his children.
www.signonsandiego.com /uniontrib/20060412/news_1m12kaprow.html   (791 words)

  
 Kaprow, Allan - Happenings: Art History Wiki   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Allan Kaprow (1927-2006), the nominal inventor of "happenings," theorized this form in 1956-8 first in a piece called "The Demiurge" and then in his article "The Legacy of Jackson Pollock." The latter essay attributed to Pollock the destruction of painting and the invasion of the work of art into real space.
Kaprow insisted on the happening’s impermanence, its lack of differentiation between performer and audience.
Kaprow, a New Jersey native was born in 1927 and studied painting under Hans Hoffmann from 1947-48, during the heyday of high modernism.
happenings.ccnmtl.columbia.edu /index.php/Kaprow,_Allan   (455 words)

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