February 26, 2014 by: Natalie Fleming
The University at Buffalo Art Gallery, Center for the Arts and UB’s Department of Art are excited to present Yoko Ono Fan Club, an exhibition including but not limited to: objects, manifestos, wordplay, installations, interventions, disruptions, scores, documentation, instructions, happenings, performances, and invitations for participation.
The exhibition opens with a public reception in the Visual Studies Gallery on Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 5 to 7pm. Some of the artists will be in attendance.
Yoko Ono Fan Club is conceived in the spirit of Fluxus, in the belief that absurdity, play, arbitrariness, and randomness (among other qualities) are forms of resistance to and negation of one- dimensionality—marked by an elevation of Reason above all—as described by Herbert Marcuse in One-Dimensional Man. While the text was published in the 1960s and the forces in play have evolved, we still believe the paths mentioned above to be viable and useful in the present day. The exhibition is conceived, organized, and curated by Visual Studies MFA candidate Julie M Rozman.
Saturday, March 29, 2014
The exhibition closes with a performance evening by BuffFluxus and Wooden Cities: doors open at 6pm, begins at 6:30pm, approximately 2 hours. In the spirit of both YOFC and Fluxus, the evening will include performances inviting participation and otherwise shifting and questioning performer/audience boundaries, as well as offering more traditional forms of presentation. Wooden Cities presents You Our Sound: texts and scores by Pauline Oliveros and Yoko Ono. BuffFluxus presents events and scores by Fluxus artists such as Dick Higgins, Alison Knowles, Jackson Mac Low, Yoko Ono, Nam Jun Paik, Emmett Smith, and others.
All events are free and open to the public.