In the spirit of MoMA’s publication of Modern Women: Women Artists at The Museum of Modern Art in June 2010, the Museum Library features experimental works by women that form part of the newly acquired Silverman Fluxus Collections Reference LIbrary. With a focus on artists’ books, event scores, exhibition catalogues, periodicals, an examples of the alternative press, the exhibition includes publications by Alison Knowles, Takako Saito, Mieko Shiomi, Yoko Ono, Dorothy Iannone, and others.
The exhibition — organized by Sheelagh Bevan, with David Senior — sounds pretty cool, especially since they had the wisdom to include lots of Charlotte Moorman, Mary Beach’s provocative “Now,” originally published in the little magazine The San Francisco EARTHQUAKE No. 3 … way back in 1968 it was … as well as Alison Knowles’ book, Journal of the Identical Lunch, also published in the Stone Age … back in 1971 … by Nova Broadcast Press. And check out this terrific commentary-cum-video about the show.
(Crossposted at HuffPo)
Postscript: Here’s the video. A discerning friend calls it, lovingly, “porn for bookmen.”
PPS: Feb. 2, 2011 — Art at MoMA: Tuna on Wheat (Hold the Mayo)