matthew fuller on Mon, 25 Nov 2002 20:14:02 +0100 (CET)
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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
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
C A R T E
For more information and to let us know you are coming: contact Sue
Tel: 020 7911 5000 Ext. 2675 or Email:
PS network artists network in the pub afterwards...