4 Jul 2014

How to Make a Happening (1966): Listen to Allan Kaprow’s 11 rules of unpredictable art

Legendary American painter Allan Kaprow instructs listeners in how, and how not, to make a ‘happening’.

Forget all the standard art forms: don’t paint pictures, don’t make poetry, don’t build architecture, don’t arrange dances, don’t write plays, don’t compose music, don’t make movies. And above all, don’t think you’ll get a happening by putting all these together. […] The point is to create something new.

Read the full transcript here.