92 Events at the Lyman Allyn Museum

Ken Friedman Installation

Ken Friedman: 92 Events

Through January 16 

The show I enjoyed the most this December is  a roomful of proclaimed activities, framed. 

The Lyman Allyn Museum always dedicates its ground floor room closes to its entrance to a local artist. 

Friedman was born in New London, Connecticut in 1949 thus the show. 

Friedman joined Fluxus in 1966 as the youngest member of the classic Fluxus group. 

Sadly, without a lot of explanation I know this will probably be lost on many museum visitors. I appreciate the prank backbone of their intent, their attempt to change course in the art world, which didn’t hold, of course. 

If helpful, here is the original Fluxus manifesto. 

Fluxus Manifesto

image courtesy of ‘The Eve of Fluxus’ by Billie Maciunas

More Ken Friedman.

**Instructions for making a nuisance of yourself.**

 Fast Food Event

Go into a fast food restaurant.

Order one example

of every item on the menu.

Line everything up

in a row on the table.

Eat the items one at a time,

starting at one end of the row

and moving systematically

from each to the next.

Finish each item before

moving on to the next.

Eat rapidly and methodically

until all the food is finished.

Eat as fast as possible

without eating too fast.

Eat neatly.

Do not make a mess.


Ken Friedman Install