Allan Kaprow: I will always be a painter – of sorts
Museo Novecento presents a solo exhibition of the Father of Environments and Happening
Allan Kaprow (Atlantic City, 1927 – Encinitas, 2006) multidisciplinary artist who explored a wide range of media throughout his intense career. In line with the cross-contamination of performance, theatre, dance and the visual arts, his works promoted an ever-increasing integration between spaces, materials, time and people.
He was also very active as a theorist, inspiring generations of artists and promoting an idea of art that was at once conceptual, utopian, political, spontaneous, provocative and highly ironic.
After an early career as a painter, strongly influenced by Jackson Pollock’s Action Painting, between the late 1950s and the early 1960s he abandoned more classical means of expression to focus on creating environments and interactive, ephemeral actions that questioned notions about monumental art.
OPENING TIMES SUMMER (Apr – Sept):
Mon – Wed, Sat – Sun 11am – 8pm
Thu 11am – 2pm
Mon – Wed, Sat – Sun 11am – 7pm
* The last entry is one hour before closing
Museo Novecento Firenze, Piazza Santa Maria Novella 10, Florence