Alien Exhibition

Creator: 
Jean Mas
Performer: 
Jean Mas
Bibliographical sources: 
cité in Performas, 40 ans d'art d'attitude, Alain Amiel, 2010
Producer: 
Jean Mas
Occurence: 
Places: 
Starting date: 
1973
10 jours
Topology: 
Producer: 
Ben
Adress: 
rue Tonduti de l'Escarène
Nice
France
Documents: 

Carton et message tapuscrit

Type: 
Imprimé
Technique description référence: 
Carton et message tapuscrit
MAS_JE
Jean Mas | trace de la performance "Exposition extra-terrestre", 1973 | © Jean Mas | courtesy Alain Amiel

Affiche de l'exposition

Type: 
Imprimé
Technique description référence: 
Affiche de l'exposition
MAS_JE
Jean Mas | trace de la performance "Exposition extra-terrestre", 1973 | © DR | courtesy Ben
Description: 
Aliens are expected
Ben had rented a studio in front of his shop in Nice, called The Window.
He put it at my disposal to accommodate a possible extraterrestrial artistic production.
I could prepare the gallery at my convenience: hammers, nails, picture rails, cocktails, tape, painted walls, the art critic (Lepage), two collectors and an audience.
Everything was ready for the opening. We were expecting the aliens.

This proposal was taken up and played at Omaha (USA).
Projectors were installed that lighted a base designed for the receiving of works.

This first act of art attitude foreshadowed my art attitude, which has consisted since in the plunging of the items I wanted into the art field.

In the igloo, what appears is the trail.
Among aliens, the trace is assumed.