Rodenbeck offers a rigorous art historical reading of Kaprow’s project and related artworks. She finds that these experiential and experimental works offered not a happy communalism but a strong and canny critique of contemporary sociality. Happenings, she argues, were far more ambivalent, negative, and even creepy than they have been portrayed, either in contemporaneous accounts or in more recent efforts to connect them to contemporary art’s participatory strategies.
Drawing on two decades of interventions in politics and culture, The School of Public Life records the author’s efforts to revive and rethink public space from Los Angeles to Berlin and beyond.
A comprehensive bibliography of writings on 'Action Art' in the twentieth century.
Collection of seminal essays, interviews and performance texts by and about Happenings and Fluxus artists. Includes the 1965 Happenings issue of TDR (The Drama Review) edited by Michael Kirby. This item is part of the Study Room Guide: A Bi(bli)ography of Insurrectionary Imaginati by John Jordan (P0793) and the Study Room Guide on Performance, Politics, Ethics and Human Rights by Adrien Sina (P0661)
Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).