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Alison Knowles

About the Artist
Alison Knowles was born in New York City in 1933. In the sixties she created the Notations book with John Cage, and the Coeurs Volants with Marcel Duchamp, both with the Something Else Press. With Fluxus she made the Bean Rolls, a canned book that appeared in the Whitney's "The American Century" (2000). The Big Book (1967) followed, a walk-in book with 8-foot pages, as well as The House of Dust. This was the first computerized poetry on record, winning her a Guggenheim fellowship.

She was a guest professor teaching in Kassel during Documenta X, 1996, and was included in the traveling exhibitions "In the Spirit of Fluxus" and "Out of Actions". In 2001, she performed and exhibited at the Drawing Center in New York.
She exhibits and performs internationally. Her most recent solo show Time Samples (2006) is traveled from Venice to New Jersey to Lyon. Her leparello book Time Samples, produced by Granary Books in an edition of 45, appears in this exhibition. Her last workshop/performance this summer of 2007 took place in Newcastle Upon Tyne in England. Her graphic scores are echibited now at the Kitchen in NYC.

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Alison Knowles,
SN?–FRID N?°0 - World Premiere

Showing at:
Smith-Stewart Gallery
Nov 16, 2007
8 pm - 11 pm
and Fruit & Flower Deli