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Critical mass : happenings, Fluxus, performance, intermedia and Rutgers University 1958-1972

Author: Geoffrey Hendricks; Mead Art Museum (Amherst College); Mason Gross School of the Arts (Rutgers University)
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. ; London : Rutgers University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Critical Mass chronicles ephemeral work on the Rutgers campus and in New York City, and the innovations that grew from Robert Watts, Allan Kaprow, and George Brecht's "Project in Multiple Dimensions." With texts and performance scores by artists - together with numerous photographs of the events and essays by art historians and critics Hannah Higgins, Jill Johnston, Susan Ryan, and Kristine Stiles - Critical Mass  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
History
Exhibition catalogues
Exhibitions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Hendricks; Mead Art Museum (Amherst College); Mason Gross School of the Arts (Rutgers University)
ISBN: 0813533031 9780813533032
OCLC Number: 51481965
Notes: Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Mead Art Museum, Amherst, Mass., Feb. 1 - June 1, 2003 and Mason Gross Art Galleries, New Brunswick, N.J., Sept. 29 - Nov. 5, 2003.
Includes "Authors' biographies" (p. 204-205).
Description: xi, 211 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 28 cm
Contents: Foreword / Jill Meredith and George B. Stauffer --
Introduction and acknowledgements / Geoffrey Hendricks --
Critical mass: some reflections / Mordecai-Mark Mac Low --
Notes on the creation of a total art / Allan Kaprow --
Afterthoughts in 2002 / Allan Kaprow --
Beginnings / Geoffrey Hendricks --
Grounds for experiment: Robert Watts and the Experimental Workshop / Larry Miller and Sara Seagull --
Experimental Workshop / Robert Watts --
Raphael Montanez Ortiz: two early media-destructionist films / Scott MacDonald --
Lettuce manifesto / Al Hansen --
Al Hansen presents: happenings, events and advanced musics / scores by artists --
Matters of style / Barbara Moore --
Anomaly, sky, sex and psi in Fluxus / Kristine Stiles --
Fluxus unreeling / Carolee Schneemann --
Memories or imagination / Letty Lou Eisenhauer --
The thousand symphonies / Dick Higgins --
The thousand symphonies: their story / Dick Higgins --
Of New Brunswick, Rutgers U. and Dick Higgins --
In that order / Philip Corner --
Lying down ceremony / Milan Knizak --
An action for my mind / Milan Knizak --
The sky is the limit / Geoffrey Hendricks --
The ritual readymade and other lessons of the Flux-Mass / Hannah Higgins --
The Flux-Mass of George Maciunas / Geoffrey Hendricks --
A Memoir of the Flux priest / Yoshi Wada --
Piecing art together: observations on Fluxus at Douglass, 1966-70 / Susan Elizabeth Ryan --
Project for an earth monument / Helen Henning Palmer --
Action 33: the Orgies-Mysteries Theater / Hermann Nitsch --
Not present at the creation / Michael Aaron Rockland --
In the meantime, art was happening / Jill Johnston --
Interview with Charlotte Moorman on the avant-garde festivals / Stephen Varble --
Critical Mass timeline / Geoffrey Hendricks --
Voorhees Assembly Program posters, 1970-72 designed by George Maciunas.
Responsibility: edited by Geoffrey Hendricks.

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Rutgers University from 1958 to 1972 was at the centre of many new developments in the art world. Artists connected with Happenings and Fluxus created works that had a major impact in New York and  Read more...

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