Radical Prototypes: Allan Kaprow and the Invention of Happenings

Notes

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.

Artist / Author Judith F. Rodenbeck
Publisher MIT Press
ISBN 978-0262526128
Reference P2798
Date 2011
Type Publication

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