Sunday, March 31, 2013
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
When Neke Carson moved to New York in 1969 after graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design he exemplified a new type of artist schooled in the cerebral conceptualism of Marcel Duchamp and inspired by Andy Warhol’s expansion of Pop Art into film and multi-media events. Carson quickly established himself as a conspicuous participant in the Fluxus-infused downtown scene where distinctions between art and life, and the separation between performing and object making, were often blurred. Although he was primarily a performance artist, Carson also exhibited objects in galleries. Equally important was his realization that newspapers and magazines provided a new alternative venue through which ideas could be communicated and audiences expanded.