ASSEMBLAGES, ENVIRONMENTS. AND HAPPENINGS no one can. (A) The line between art and life should be kept as fluid, and perhaps indistinct, as. Assemblage, Environments & Happenings has 13 ratings and 2 reviews. tENTATIVELY, said: If you love HAPPENINGS (I do) & have an interest in Assemblage. Assemblage, environments and happenings Allan KAPROW. Medium: artist’s book: photo-offset lithograph, pages, hessian covered baords, stitched.

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Nefeli Pa marked it as to-read Feb 22, Allen Carlson – – Philosophy and Geography 4 1: But while this was possible in music, particularly electronic music, whose rudiments are relatively nonassociative.

These two forms were the “passive and active sides of a single coin. Whether due to chance, or to the lifespan of the materials especially the perishable onesor to the changeableness of the events, it is highly unlikely that a Happening of the type I am outlining could ever be repeated. Aug 02, Amalie marked it as to-read. The common function of these alternatives is to release an artist from conventional notions of a detached, closed arrangement of time-space.

These cues also may be responded to in any assemblag of a number of alternative ways in each instance, so here again the combinations are quite varied. To illustrate why, several years ago I used serial methods related to Schoenberg’s twelve-tone technique. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Assemblage, Environments & Happenings

When innovations are taking place it often becomes necessary for those involved to treat their tasks with considerable severity. Therefore, in making a Happening, it is better to approach composition without borrowed form theories, and instead to let the form emerge from what the materials can do. This is the score or scenario which is designed to make every performance significantly different from the previous one.


There need be no rhythmic coordination between the several parts of a Happening unless it is suggested by the event itself: Such materials and their associations and meanings, as I have pointed out, generate the relationships and the movements of the Happening, instead of the reverse. But an endless activity could also be decided upon, which would apparently transcend palpable time – such as the slow decomposition of a mountain of sandstone In this way a whole body of nonintellectualized, noneulturized experience is opened to the artist and he is free to use his mind anew in connecting things he did not consider before.

Environmentz would take a number of years to work them out by trial and error, for there is sometimes, though not always, a great gap between theory and production. We generally mean by “formal” art the fugues of Bach, the sonnets of Shakespeare, Cubist paintings an art that is primarily manipulative. Most of the time he seems to like it.

Allan Kaprow, Assemblage, Environments and Happenings – PhilPapers

First along several points on a heavily trafficked avenue; then anv several rooms and ha;penings of an apartment house where some of the activities are out of touch with each other; then on more than one street; then in different but proximate. Julie rated it really liked it Oct 21, And from this combination, meanings not normally associated with such things could be derived by minds sensitive to symbols. Beyond a small group of initiates, there are few who could appreciate the moral dignity of such scores and fewer still who could derive pleasure from going ahead and doing them without self-consciousness.

Books by Allan Kaprow. Jarrett Zigon – – Ethos: The impact of the imagery, the “what,” is not as important as the intricacy and subtlety of the moves the imagery is put through.

I would judge this a foundation upon which may be built the specific criteria of the Happenings, as well as the halpenings styles treated in this book.


In this respect it is not different from the preparations for a parade, a football match, a wedding, or religious service. Erinkate added it Feb 04, Philip marked it as to-read Apr 02, But none of these planned ties are absolutely required, for preknowledge of the Happening’s cluster of events by all participants will allow each one to make his own connections.

For anyone once involved in the painter’s problem of unifying a field of divergent phenomena, a group of inactive people in the space of a Happening is just dead space. This article has no associated abstract. I believe, was only a rationalization of the wish to hold onto theatrical customs. Jason Pettus rated it it was amazing Mar 29, Laura Krueger marked it as to-read Jun 22, Want to Read saving…. Science Logic and Mathematics. Dbrye marked it as to-read Dec 12, The one big difference is that while knowledge of.

Allan Kaprow, Excerpts from “Assemblages, Environments & Happenings () – Belgium is Happening

Actors are stage-trained and bring over habits from their art that are hard to shake off; the same is true of any other kind of showman or trained athlete. No trivia or quizzes yet. By avoiding the artistic modes there is the good chance that a new language will develop that has its own standards.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Yet many of the Happenings have, in fact, been given four or five times, ostensibly to accommodate larger attendances, but this.