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Artist Alison Knowles at Dartmouth

Artist Alison Knowles

Special performance by artist Alison Knowles and students in the Department of Theater, Dartmouth College

Thursday, July 21, 4:00 PM
Novack Cafe, Baker-Berry Library
Free and open to everyone

Founding Fluxus artist Alison Knowles and students will perform one of her most famous Fluxus event scores, Make a Salad, which was debuted in 1962 at the Institute for Conteporary Arts in London. Her Make a Salad performance at the Tate Modern in 2008 drew an audience of three thousand people! In May 2011, Knowles performed at the White House for Barack and Michelle Obama for their celebration of American poetry.

To see the Tate performance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmqvnIXnmyM

More about the Artist

Alison Knowles (born 1933 in New York City) is an American visual artist known for her soundworks, installations, performances, and publications. Knowles was very active in the Fluxus movement and continues to create work inspired by her Fluxus experience that incorporates performance, radio and sound, papermaking, and printmaking. Knowles studied with the painters Adolph Gottlieb and Josef Albers and maintains a studio in New York City. She was an artist-in-residence at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University in 2009.

Last Updated: 7/21/11