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Allan Kaprow
PERFORMA is thrilled to be featuring a special program of events related to American artist Allan Kaprow, credited with inventing the term ???happenings??? to describe performance art pieces that involved public participation, as a part of PERFORMA07.

Programs related to ALLAN KAPROW:

Oct 30: SN?–FRID #0: World Premiere
Nov 6-11: 18 Happenings in 6 Parts (Re-doing)
Nov 8: Allan Kaprow: Art & Life
Nov 15-17: Push and Pull: A Furniture Comedy for Hans Hofman

About the Artist
Allan Kaprow (b. Atlantic City, NJ, 1927-2006) spent his early childhood in Arizona, and returned to the East Coast to attend New York City??™s High School of Music and Art. He went on to study painting with Hans Hofmann in 1947 and ???48, and received his BA in Philosophy and Art History from New York University in 1949. After a year of graduate work in philosophy at NYU, he transferred to Columbia University to study art history under Meyer Shapiro, and was granted an MA in 1952. It was in his effort to reconcile and expand on the achievements of both Jackson Pollack and John Cage, whose influential course in music composition at the New School for Social Research he attended, that inspired Kaprow to move away from the gallery-based assemblage and interactive ???Environments??? he had exhibited throughout the 1950s, and towards the more complex outdoor performance-based ???Happenings??? that he continued to develop during his 8 year-long tenure at Rutgers University in the 1960s, and which made him a reluctant household name. Since his seminal exhibition 18 Happenings in 6 Parts (1959) at Manhattan??™s Reuben Gallery, Kaprow has enjoyed more than thirty solo shows and retrospectives, and his work has been sponsored by institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, and Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. Kaprow continued his lifelong dedication to teaching after moving to California in the late 1960s, and, at the end of nearly twenty years as a full-time faculty member at U.C. San Diego, was named Professor Emeritus of Visual Arts. Kaprow died in Encinitas, California.

Credits
18 Happenings in 6 Parts (Re-doing):
Stephanie Rosenthal, Curator, Andr?© Lepecki, Director, Christin Vahl, Architect, No?©mie Solomon, Executive Direction/ Movement and Shawn Greenlee, Sound Design

Presented by PERFORMA in cooperation with Haus der Kunst, Munich. Project originated by Haus der Kunst, Munich (2006). Supported in part by the Ken & Judith Joy Family Foundation

Push and Pull: A Furniture Comedy for Hans Hofman
Presented by Creative Time

Allan Kaprow: Art & Life
Co-presented by The Jewish Museum and PERFORMA

Allan Kaprow,
18 Happenings in 6 Parts (Re-doing)

Showing at:
Deitch Studios
Nov 5, 2007
7 pm
Special benefit performance-call for details.
If you do not turn up on time for a performance you risk losing your space to someone on the standby list. We will refund you but punctuality is highly recommended.

 


Allan Kaprow,
18 Happenings in 6 Parts (Re-doing)

Showing at:
Deitch Studios
Nov 6 - Nov 11, 2007
6 pm
$18
$12 - Student
$14 - Member
For Tickets Ticketweb If you do not turn up on time for a performance you risk losing your space to someone on the standby list. We will refund you but punctuality is highly recommended.

 


Allan Kaprow,
18 Happenings in 6 Parts (Re-doing)

Showing at:
Deitch Studios
Nov 6 - Nov 9, 2007
8 pm
$18
$12 - Student
$14 - Member
For Tickets Ticketweb If you do not turn up on time for a performance you risk losing your space to someone on the standby list. We will refund you but punctuality is highly recommended.

 


Allan Kaprow,
Allan Kaprow: Art & Life

Showing at:
The Jewish Museum
Nov 8, 2007
6:30 pm
$15
$12 - Student
$10 - Member
Buy Tickets

For Tickets, please contact The Jewish Museum.

 


Allan Kaprow,
18 Happenings in 6 Parts (Re-doing)

Showing at:
Deitch Studios
Nov 10 - Nov 11, 2007
4 pm
$18
$12 - Student
$14 - Member
For Tickets Ticketweb f you do not turn up on time for a performance you risk losing your space to someone on the standby list. We will refund you but punctuality is highly recommended.

 


Allan Kaprow,
ALLAN KAPROW - Fluids (1967- 2007)

Showing at:
The Cooper Union
Nov 10, 2007
10 am - 4 pm
FREE


 


Allan Kaprow,
Push and Pull: A Furniture Comedy for Hans Hofmann

Showing at:
Creative Time at Passerby
Nov 15 - Nov 17, 2007
12 pm - 6 pm
FREE
At Passerby

 


Allan Kaprow,
SN?–FRID N?°0 - World Premiere

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