EINDHOVEN, THE NETHERLANDS.- The Van Abbemuseum, in association with Haus der Kunst in Munich, is organising the first major solo display in Europe of American artist Allan Kaprows work, which will trace his artistic output over the past 50 years. Kaprow, father of the happening and the most famous unknown artist died in April 2006. We are extremely grateful for the fact that the artist was still able to work intensively on the preparations for this exhibition. The exhibition is on view through April 22, 2007.
The exhibition consists of paintings, drawings, sculptures, objects, collages and assemblages as well as scores, texts, correspondence, books, photographs, videos and reconstructions of earlier works, including the restaging of early performances and happenings. The public can participate in these happenings (www.kaprow.org). Kaprows oeuvre will be shown in conjunction with works and archive material of similar-minded artists. Exhibition concept: Eva Meyer-Hermann and Stephanie Rosenthal. Van Abbemuseum exhibition curator: Eva Meyer-Hermann.