ALLAN KAPROW

1927, Atlantic City, New Jersey - 2006

MULTIPLES, EPHEMERA AND POSTERS
     
Final Scheme for" Self-Service"  [Statement and instructions by Kaprow, checklist of actions, and list of those participating] Los Angeles 1966
Moving (poster anouncement sent to Richard Kostelanetz) self / Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago 1968
Two incomplete letters (missing most of the "scores") pertaining to "Apple Shrine", 1960 and "Night", 1961 with Kaprows hand written notes and comments. self / mailed letters 1961
Photographs / Documentation for: Fluids / Transfer / Record II / Course / Shape John Gibson Gallery 1967+
Pose [from Artsits and Photographs Box] Multiples, Inc 1970
     
ARTISTS BOOKS    
     
Echo-logy  D'Arc Press 1975
Rates of Exchange D'Arc Press  1975
Satisfaction  D'Arc Press  1976
Time Pieces self  1973
Untitled Essay and other works A Great Bear Pamphlet 1967 
     
VIDEO / AUDIO
Allan 'n' Allen's Complaint [Kaprow is the subject of this video by Nam June Paik along with Allen Ginsberg] VHS 1982
How To Make a Happening originally released as an LP by Mass Art in 1966 - this is the CD version by Primary Information in 2008] 1966 / 2008
ARTICLES BY KAPROW AND INTERVIEWS    
     
Easy  Art in America, July-August 1974 
Eat / Self-Service / Calling in Happenings and Other Acts Routledge 1995
Interview in Happenings and Other Acts Routledge 1995
The Education of the Un-Artist III  Art in America, January - February  1974 
The Shape of the Art Environment / How anti form is "Anti Form"? [a response to Morris' article of April, 1968 in Artforum: Anti Form] Artforum, Summer  1968 
Untitled Guidelines for Happenings  in Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art: A Sourcebook of Artists' Writings  1996
Useful Fictions (1975) / Postscript to "Useful Fictions" (1985) The Act-Performance Art, Vol.1, #1 1986
     
BOOKS BY KAPROW     
     
Allan Kaprow: Art as Live Getty Research Institute 2008
Assemblage, Environments & Happenings [by Kaprow] Abrams 1966
Essays on The Blurring of Art and Life [by Kaprow] University of California Press 1993
     
OTHER PROJECTS/PUBLICATIONS     
     
Encounters on the road of borders [A series of collaborative performances organized by Suzanne Lacy in Findland and Russia - also included Allan Kaprow]  Finland [in cooperation with Posts & Tele, PAND International, Joensuu Song Festival, City of Joensuu] 1990 
On Site #4 - Not Seen and/or Less Seen of... Site, Inc., New York 1973
The Arties - Franklin Furnace's Tenth Anniversary Celebration  Franklin Furnace, New York 1986
The Museum of Drawers Kunsthaus Zurich 1978
     
SELECTED CATALOGUES INCLUDING KAPROW    
     
Arte de Sistemas  Museo De Arte Moderno / CAYC - Centro de Arte y Communicacion, Buenos Aires 1971
Blam! The Explosion of Pop, Minimalism and Performance 1958-1964  Whitney Museum of American Art  1984 
Critical Mass: Happenings, Fluxus, Performance, Intermedia and Rutgers University 1958-1972  Mason Gross Art Galleries, Rutgers University / Mead Art Gallery, Amherst 2003 
Documenta 6 [curator: Manfred Schneckenburger]  Kassel, Germany  1977 
Documenta 8 [curator: Manfred Schneckenburger] Performance Kassel   1987
Do It  Independent Curators, Inc., New York 1997
Earth, Air, Fire, Water: Elements of Art Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 1971 
In the Spirit of Fluxus  Walker Art Center  1993 
La Biennale di Venezia 1976 - From Nature to Art, from Art to Nature - Ambient Art Venice  1976 
la Biennale di Venezia 44: Ubi Fluxus Venice 1990
la Biennale di Venezia 45: Opera Italiana - Transiti - Museo Elettronico Venice, various locations  1993
Off Limits: Rutgers University and the Avant-Garde, 1957-1963 The Newark Museum  1999
Out of Actions: Between Performance and the Object 1949-1979  L.A. Museum of Contemporary Art 1998 
Software: Information Technology: Its New Meaning for Art The Jewish Museum, New York 1970
The Art of Participation: 1950 to Now San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 2008
Theater of the Object: Reconstructions, Re-creations, Reconsiderations 1958   The Alternative Museum, New York 1988
Video Art Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennyslvania, Philadelphia  1975
Word as Image: American Art 1960-1990  Milwaukee Art Museum 1990
Word Works

Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, California

1974
Zero to Infinity: Arte Povera 1962-1972  Walker Art Center 2001
     
SELECTED BOOKS INCLUDING KAPROW    
     
Art and Artifact: The Museum as Medium  Thames & Hudson 2001
Art and Life  Praeger 1971
Art in the Land: A Critical Anthology of Environmental Art E. P. Dutton 1983
Artpark: The Program in Visual Arts [documentation of 1974-6 projects] Artpark, New York 1976
Assemblage, Environments & Happenings Abrams 1966
But is it Art? The Spirit of Art as Activism  Bay Press  1995 
Conceptual Art  Phaidon 1998
Conceptual Art and the Politics of Publicity  MIT Press  2003 
Conceptuallism in Latin American Art: Didactics of Liberation University of Texas Press  2007
From Margin to Center: The Spaces of Installation  Art  MIT Press  1999
Get the Message? A Decade of Art for Social Change [Lucy Lippard] E.P. Dutton 1984
Great Western Salt Works: essays on the meaning of Post-Formalist art  George Braziller 1974
Happenings Dutton 1965
Happenings and Other Acts  Routledge 1995
Jack Goldstein and the CalArts Mafia Minneola Press 2003
Mapping the Terrain: New Genre Public Art Bay Press 1995
Minimal Art: A Critical Survey  E.P. Dutton & Co. 1968 
New Art in the 60s and 70s: Redefining Reality  Thames and Hudson  2001 
Out of the Box: The Reinvention of Art, 1965-1975  School of Visual Arts  2000 
Performance Anthology: Source Book of California Performance Art Last Gasp Press / Contemporary Arts Press 1989
Performance Artists Talking in the Eighties  University of California Press, Berkely 2000 
Performance: Live Art 1909 to the Present Harry N. Abrams 1979
Performance: Live Art Since 1960 Harry N. Abrams 1998
Six Years: The dematerialization of the art object.... Praeger  1973 
Teaching and Learning as Performing Arts  Kasper Konig / Verlag Gebr. Koenig 1970
The Contingent Object of Contemporary Art  MIT Press  2003 
The Lure of the Local: senses of place in a multicentered society The New Press, New York 1997
Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art: A Sourcebook of Artists' Writings  University of California Press 1996 
The Theatre of Mixed Means The Dial Press, New York 1968
Words To Be Looked At: Language in 1960s Art MIT Press 2007
     
OTHER PUBLICATIONS    
     
Art Action 1958 - 1998 Inter Art Actuel et Le Lieu, Centre en Art Actuel, Quebec 2001
     
PERIODICALS INCLUDING KAPROW     
     
Art in America: [The Audience is His Medium!]  # 2 (March-April) 1963 
Art in America [The Dimensions of the Miniarts by Douglas Davis]  November-December 1967 
Art in America [The Politicalization of the Avant-Garde] November-December 1971
Art in America [The Expanded Readymade (Sydney Biennale)] 

September

1990 
Artforum [Jack Burnham: Systems Esthetics]  September  1968
Art in America [TV - The Next Medium]  September-October  1969
Art in America [Art as Act]  March-April  1970
Art in America [The Avant Garde Festival: And Now, Shea Stadium] November-December  1974 
Flash Art [Turin in the 1970s]  October 1991
On Site 5/6 - On Energy  SITE, Inc., New York 1974
Parkett # 62 [Household: Allan Kaprow's Economy]  Parkett  2001
The Act-Performance Art, Vol.1, #1 Performance Project 1986
Third Text # 24  Third Text, Autumn  1993
Vision #3 - New York City Crown Point Press 1976
     
EXHIBITION REVIEWS    
     
Allan Kaprow at John Gibson Gallery Artforum , December 1969