ALLAN KAPROW. OTHER WAYS (6 March – 30 May 2014 Barcelona)



Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona

Curated by Soledad Gutiérrez


In the second half of the 1940s, Kaprow was studying painting under Hans Hoffman when he discovered its performative potential. This finding led him to explore first collage and later environments (installations of objects that invite viewers to participate). In 1959, heavily influenced by Jackson Pollock and his willingness to mix art with life, he presented his first happening: 18 Happenings in 6 Parts. This piece, a complex choreography where daily activities are interspersed with artistic actions, marks the starting point for the exhibition that the Fundació Antoni Tàpies dedicates to his work and helps us understand not only his artistic development but also the historical context in which it occurred.