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.
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.
Do not make a mess.