April 27, 2008

ice cool

In 1967, avant garde performance artist (is that redundant?) Allan Kaprow, who coined the term "happenings" to describe art experiences focused on the present, created a happening called "Fluids". He constructed large roomlike structures made of ice blocks and allowed them to melt. On the second anniversary of his death, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Getty Center, the MOCA, and others recreated this happening at ten locations all over the LA area from Pasadena to South Central to San Pedro. These are the remnants of the block as 'fluids" was happening on Saturday afternoon. I had actually forgotten this was going on this weekend, so I lucked out in happening to pass by this one in Westchester while I was out running errands. Kinda cool.

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