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Kirby's documentation & analysis of Happenings by Allan Kaprow, Red Grooms, Robert Whitman, Jim Dine, & Claes Oldenburg.
hardback, 288 pages
Published 1965 by E. P. Dutton & Co.
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Aug 22, 2016 D.A. rated it it was amazing
Allan Kaprow, following in the footsteps of theatre innovators such as Artaud, Pirandello and Brecht, revolutionized modern art with his conception of the "happening," a space where art was participatory, commonplace and improvisational, elevating ordinary movements and moods into a mode of considered subjectivity involving audience and environment in the construction of a living and ephemeral experience. Kaprow's work is included here, along with experimental vanguard artists such as Red Grooms ...more
Mar 21, 2008 tENTATIVELY, cONVENIENCE rated it it was amazing
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One of the most inspiring bks of all-time for me. Happenings are visions of life lead according to the imagination. One might say that any performance, eg, is that, but I think Happenings went much further than most performances in their transformations of ordinary 'reality'. Happenings were less dependent on creating a suspension of disbelief than they were on simply (or complexly) reorganizing the matter(s) at hand into WHATEVER.

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