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Allan Kaprow
Private Parts
1977
Videotape, (U-matic NTSC), color, 17:00


© Allan Kaprow Estate

Musée national d’art moderne - Centre Pompidou

Allan Kaprow, "Participation Performance," Artforum, v.15, March 1977, pp.24-29. Source: www.artperformance.org, 1977: Chronologie Performance, publié le 25 février 2015 par Olivier Lussac.

Excerpt:

"Up to this point I contrasted audience participation theater in popular and art culture with participation performance relating to everyday routines. I’d like now to look more closely at this lifelike performance, beginning with how a  normal routine becomes the performance of a routine.

Consider certain common transactions – shaking hands, eating, saying goodbye – as ‘readymades’. Their only unusual feature will be the attentiveness brought to bear on them. They aren’t someone else’s routines that are to be observed, but one’s own, just as they happen."

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Additional Information:

The Work: Allan Kaprow, Private Parts, 1977
Centre Pompidou, Paris


Allan Kaprow papers, 1940-1997
The J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles


Allan Kaprow: Selected Biographies on Art in Context

Allan Kaprow: Related Links on Art in Context


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Allan Kaprow, American, (1927-2006)
b. August 23, 1927, Atlantic City, NJ
d. 2006

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