On Friday, June 25 at 9 p.m. at Archivio Caterina Gualco it will open a

Ben Patterson's show

which title is

"Sweet Nothings souvenirs from here and there".

 

«In the merry month of May (2004) I will become 70 years old. To celebrate this event, I plan to mix and serve "Ben cocktails" for all friends, who wish to meet me on the summit of "Fuji-San" Japan on the 29th of May 2004. Yes, it would be very simple to fly, non-stop from Frankfurt to Tokyo. But, how boring! I will travel with the "Trans-Siberian Railroad" and realize an old dream of George Maciunas to make a "Grand Fluxus Concert Tour" in various cities along the "Trans-Siberian". Maybe, this will be a "tough-stuff" expedition, or maybe I will be pleasantly surprised.»

With these words Ben Patterson has announced his first great tour through Japan, and the following long itinerant performance, in the most classical Fluxus spirit. We decided then to celebrate this event in Genoa too, with a show that consists of 30 small art-works. These works will be collages/assemblages mounted under glass in special frames. Each work will refer to a specific event/adventure in the life of Ben Patterson (such as "My Grand 70th Birthday Tour", or the 6 weeks of adventures in Patagonia in 1984, or his first exhibition in the Emily Harvey Gallery, after 20 years of retirement from the art world, or the inauguration of "The Museum for Sub-Conscious", in Namibia, etc., etc.). Technically, these works will be rather simpleŠ the collages will consist, mostly, of only 3-5 elements. However, each element will have a very personal and authentic meaning for the artist. A big part of these art-works will relate to "My Grand 70th Birthday Tour" that means, these works will be based on "souvenirs" collected during this tour.

On Saturday, June 26, at 6 p.m., in the Sculptures Museum in Portofino, there will be the presentation of an artwork created on purpose by Ben Patterson.

Vernissage: Friday, June 25 2004, 9 p.m.

Opening hours: Monday through Friday, 3:30-7:30 p.m. Mornings, Saturdays and holidays by appointment

Archivio Caterina Gualco Associazione Culturale Via Nino Bixio 2/6s - 16128 Genoa - Italia

Tel/Fax +39 010541250

http://xoomer.virgilio.it/archiviogualco/

 

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My Grand 70th Birthday Tour

by Ben Patterson

 

In the merry of may (2004) I will become 70 years old. To celebrate this event, I plan to mix and serve "Ben Cocktails" for all friends, who wish to meet me on the summit of "Fuji-San", Japan, on the 29th of may 2004.

(this will be my first visit to Japan)

Yes, il would be very simple to fly, non-stop from Frankfurt to Tokyo. But, how boring! I will travel with the "Trans-siberian Railroad"... and realize an old dream of George Maciunas... To make a "Grand Fluxus Concert Tour" in various cities along the "Trans-siberian".

Maybe, this will be a "tough-stuff" expedition, or maybe I will pleasantly surprised.

 

>> To learn more about it <<

 

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Vient de paraître:

Luvah Fluxus

Hors-série n° 29

Contributions de Hervé Binet, Daniel Charles, Bertrand Clavez, Michel Collet, Pierre Courtaud, Henri Chopin, Francesco Conz, Philip Corner, Jacques Donguy, Jean Dupuy, Charles Dreyfus, Bartolomé Ferrando, Nicolas Feuillie, Michel Giroud, Chantal Guillaume et Michel Guet, Bernard Heidsieck, Sylvie Jouval, Alison Knowles, Bob Lens, Olivier Lussac, Richard Martel, David Mayor, Jean-Claude Moineau, Nam June Paik, Louis Ucciani, Ben Vautier et Valentine Verhaeghe.

Editions Luvah & Les presses du réel, Besançon/Dijon, 2004, 234 pages. 15 €

 

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Joseph Beuys

Disegni, oggetti, stamp. 1945 - 1985

Du 5 mars au 4 avril 2004

Musée d'art contemporain de la Villa Croce

Via Jacopo Ruffini, 3 - Gênes, Italie

 

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Robert FILLIOU

" Génie sans talent "

Du 6 décembre 2003 au 28 mars 2004

Le Musée d'Art Moderne présente une exposition à caractère rétrospectif consacrée à un artiste français qui fut l'un des acteurs majeurs de l'art international à partir des années 60. Il s'agit de la première exposition de grande ampleur consacrée à l'artiste depuis 1990. Elle réunit environ 200 oeuvres réalisées entre 1960 et 1987.

Musée d'art moderne de Villeneuve d'Ascq

1 Allée du Musée 59650 Villeneuve d'Ascq - Téléphone : 03 20 19 68 68 / Fax : 03 20 19 68 99

Ouvert tous les jours sauf le mardi de 10h à 18h. Tarifs d'entrée : 6,50 euros / 3,70 euros / 1,50 euros pour les moins de 25 ans.

 

Une journée d'études sur Robert Filliou aura lieu le 07 février 2004 à partir de 10h.

En clôture de cette journée, à 16 h, Emmett Williams et Ann Noel performeront à partir de quelques textes de Filliou.

Renseignements : Sophie Cappoen au 33 (0) 3 20 19 68 84

 

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Fluxus hommage et ouverture du cabinet George Maciunas

Du 26 novembre au 31 décembre 2003

Au Centre d'Art Contemporain à Hérouville Saint-clair (14)

Téléphone : 0231153640 / Fax : 0231153637

Dans le cadre des 12èmes Boréales, festival d'art et de littérature nordique, invité d'honneur : la Lituanie.

 

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Maciunas' LEARNING MACHINES : From Art History to a Chronology of Fluxus

The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Vice Versa Verlag

Curateur : Dr Astrit Schmidt-Burkhardt

Du 31 octobre 2003 au 11 Janvier 2004

A la KUNSTBIBLIOTHEK SMB Matthaïkirchplatz 6 D-10785 Berlin

 

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DO-IT YOURSELF FLUXUS

Larry Miller, Yoko Ono, Alison Knowles, George Maciunas, Takako Saito, Ay-O, Mieko Shiomi, and More

Curator : Midori Yoshimoto

October 25, 2003 - January 4, 2004

Art Interactive

130 Bishop Allen Drive Cambridge MA 02139 - Phone : 617.498.0100

Fluxus Concert with Larry Miller

November 8, 7pm YWCA of Cambridge, 7 Temple Street

 

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