Eindhoven

Allan Kaprow, Days Off: A Calendar of Happenings, 1968, photo offset on newsprint, staples, and shrink-wrap, 10 1/2 x 15 3/8". © Hauser and Wirth Zürich London.

Allan Kaprow, Days Off: A Calendar of Happenings, 1968, photo offset on newsprint, staples, and shrink-wrap, 10 1/2 x 15 3/8". © Hauser and Wirth Zürich London.

Eindhoven

Allan Kaprow

Van Abbemuseum
Bilderdijklaan 10
July 24, 2013–April 22, 2007

MOCA Geffen Contemporary
152 North Central Avenue
June 1–September 1, 2007

Haus der Kunst
Prinzregentenstrasse 1
October 18, 2006–January 21, 2007

Curated by Eva Meyer-Hermann and Stephanie Rosenthal

Museums may always struggle with how to exhibit or reinvent the works of Allan Kaprow, especially since his death last May. The irreconcilability of museum settings and works intended to be enacted in the everyday world remains central to Kaprow’s example. The Haus der Kunst and the Van Abbemuseum, in an ambitious retrospective of the artist’s career and an examination of his influence, will practice both display and enactment. In addition to the re-creation of environments, sound pieces, and happenings, including the seminal 18 Happenings in Six Parts, 1959, the show comprises collages, assemblages, and paintings as well as scores, texts, activity booklets, and correspondence. Travels to the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands, Feb. 10-Apr. 22, 2007; Kunsthalle Bern, spring 2007; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, summer 2008.