Exhibition catalogue published in conjunction with show held October 17, 2006 - January 22, 2007, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany. Traveled February 10 - April 22, 2007, van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands; June 2 - August 26, 2007, Kunsthalle Bern, Swizterland; November 29, 2007 - February 10, 2008, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Villa Croce, Genoa, Switzerland; and March 23 - June 30, 2008, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Essays by Eva Meyer-Hermann, Andrew Perchuk, Stephanie Rosenthal, Paul Schimmel, Alex Potts, Glenn Phillips and Annette Leddy. Includes chronology and list of works.
"A self-described 'un-artist,' Allan Kaprow championed an artistic practice that moved art out of the museum and into the everyday. His works insistently blurred the boundaries between art and life, requiring active participation rather than passive spectatorship, interactive collaboration rather than solitary creation.
This richly illustrated volume documents five decades of Kaprow's life and work. Its six essays range across his shifts from painter to environmental artist to the inventor of the Happening and the Activity, while its extensive chronology features scores, letters, posters, photographs, and clippings, most drawn from the Allan Kaprow Papers held by the Research Library at the Getty Research Institute. Though the forms Kaprow largely invented have lost their shock value and were meant in most cases to be ephemeral, in fact they live on, captured in scores and other surviving documentation, still stretching the boundaries of art in the modern world." -- publisher's statement.