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.
image courtesy of ‘The Eve of Fluxus’ by Billie Maciunas
More Ken Friedman.
**Instructions for making a nuisance of yourself.**
It was one of those stormy New England days that knocks you sideways I traveled across The Gold Star bridge to Groton’s von Schlippe Gallery (UConn at Avery Point) gallery to get a much needed pick me up.
Well not really, but “getting the blog back together” is the plan. It is my sincerest hope I come back here more often. We promised ourselves we’d retool the website this summer, with a deadline of Labor Day, and here I am squeaking in by the skin of my teeth: artwork finally updated, and a work in progress I started when I moved here has been posted, titled Chapbook . There is still much backfill to coordinate, pieces of writing that have languished or need to be fluffed up. All that being said, ‘Happy Labor Day‘ to you.