Demonstration

Performance type: 
Happening
Free tags: 
Protestation
Description: 
Ben and his associates demonstrate against Arman’s exhibit. They brandish signs—“Down with the openers,” “Art must change art,” “Everything is art”—and distribute flyers to the passersby. The flyer reads: “So-called ‘avant-garde’ art must not be the sterile exploitation of Duchamp’s approach, stripped of its youth and power and exhibited, framed, and hedonized for the general public and dentists’ waiting rooms.”
Ben | photographie de la performance "Manifestation", 1966 | © Ben - ADAGP, Paris 2012 | photographie : © Jacques Strauch | courtesy  Archives départementales des Alpes Maritimes
Ben | photographie de la performance "Manifestation", 1966 | © Ben - ADAGP, Paris 2012 | photographie : © Jacques Strauch | courtesy Archives départementales des Alpes Maritimes
Ben | photographie de la performance "Manifestation", 1966 | Distribution du tract | © Ben - ADAGP, Paris 2012 | photographie : © Jacques Strauch | courtesy  Archives départementales des Alpes Maritimes
Ben | photographie de la performance "Manifestation", 1966 | Distribution du tract | © Ben - ADAGP, Paris 2012 | photographie : © Jacques Strauch | courtesy Archives départementales des Alpes Maritimes
Ben | photographie de la performance "Manifestation", 1966 | Distribution du tract | © Ben - ADAGP, Paris 2012 | photographie : © Jacques Strauch | courtesy  Archives départementales des Alpes Maritimes
Ben | photographie de la performance "Manifestation", 1966 | © Ben - ADAGP, Paris 2012 | photographie : © Jacques Strauch | courtesy Archives départementales des Alpes Maritimes
Creator: 
Ben
Performer: 
Ben
Jean-Claude Farhi
René Pietropaoli
Robert Bozzi
Bibliographical sources: 

in Chroniques niçoises I, 1945-1972, 1990, p.330 in catalogue A propos de Nice, Centre Pompidou, 1977, p. 20

Producer: 
Ben
Occurence: 
Documents: 

tract du happening

Type: 
Imprimé
Technique description référence: 
tract du happening
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