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[Nettime-bold] ray johnson talk, London

Title: ray johnson talk, London

Crossing Arts talk series

Portland Hall, University of Westminster
Little Titchfield St. LONDON W1.
Wednesday 11th December 2002,  6.30pm to 8.30pm
"New York's most famous unknown artist," Ray Johnson,
the Man behind the Bunny
Clive Phillpot, Research Officer, British Council

Ray Johnson, known as "the father of Mail Art", was born in Detroit in 1927, and died in Long Island, New York in 1995. He was principally a maker of relief collages but also a graphic artist. He was active from the beginnings of Pop Art and Fluxus, and was the prime mover in Mail Art, creating a paper-based world-wide web. Johnson created the New York Correspondence School. His contributions to post-war art have been under-appreciated principally because he would not conform to the norms of the art world. Clive Phillpot knew Ray Johnson for the last fifteen years of his life.

Clive Phillpot was Director of the Library of the Museum of Modern Art, New York from 1977 to 1994. His writing has appeared in many art magazines, exhibition catalogues and books. His most recent publication and exhibition was Live in Your Head, Whitechapel Art Gallery, 2000. He appears in the new documentary film on Ray Johnson: How to Draw a Bunny.

Crossing Arts is a series of talks organised by CARTE, the Centre for Arts Research, Technology and Education, University of Westminster. It addresses the breadth of visual culture and inter-disciplinary approaches to arts practice.
Admittance is free.
Centre for Arts Research, Technology and Education
For more information and to let us know you are coming: contact Sue Barker, CARTE,
Tel: 020 7911 5000 Ext. 2675 or Email:

PS network artists network in the pub afterwards...