KEN FRIEDMAN: FLUXUS PRODIGY – Artopia

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Artopia John Perreault’s art diary KEN FRIEDMAN: FLUXUS PRODIGY 99 Events September 10 – October 10, 2009 Stendhal Gallery Refluxions A recent exhibition at the Stendhal Gallery in Chelsea gave pause for thought. And another chance to play catch-up with Fluxus, during what might be a Neo-Fluxus period. Solidified just before Conceptual Art per se, […]

KEN FRIEDMAN: EVENT, IDEA AND INQUIRY By Carolyn Barnes

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KEN FRIEDMAN: EVENT, IDEA AND INQUIRY By: Carolyn Barnes Chance and opportunity led Ken Friedman to become an artist. Though he had no formal art training, he accepted the designation of “artist” as a young man in 1966 when the Fluxus impresario George Maciunas suggested that the creative activities he had pursued since childhood could […]

Exhibition Notes: Ken Friedman – 99 Events

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Ken Friedman Notes Ken Friedman began conducting what he would retrospectively realize were ‘events’ before he was aware of Fluxus. Even at a young age, performing idiosyncratic tasks and realizing small projects was a mode of inquiry into the world for Friedman. Reflecting the naturalness of these inquiries, Friedman says, “I simply built things, realized […]