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public performance of Benjamin Patterson's A Penny for Your Thoughts
October 19, 2014
Presented in conjunction with Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art
Walker Art Center




Walker Art Center Teen Programs performance of Pond (1962)
October 19, 2014
Presented in conjunction with Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art
Walker Art Center




Holding Court: Benjamin Patterson
October 10, 2014
Presented in conjunction with Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art
Walker Art Center



Benjamin Patterson is known as a key figure in the international experimental artists’ network Fluxus, which was most active in the late 1950s and early ’60s. His highly influential practice—combining music, visual arts, and performance—is aligned with the Fluxus ethos, which challenged traditional art-making modes. Its members pursued a variety of experimental practices, foregrounding the use of everyday materials and gestures, live action, and chance, as evidenced in Pond (1962). The conversation with Patterson included such topics as Fluxus and how his work had been received and circulated within a larger narrative in Europe and the United States.


Program series curated by Fionn Meade with Misa Jefferies.

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