Fluids: A Happening by Allan Kaprow

Various Locations around Los Angeles
April 25, 2008–April 27, 2008

During three days, about twenty rectangular enclosures of ice blocks (measuring about 30 feet long, 10 wide and 8 high) are built throughout the city. Their walls are unbroken. They are left to melt.

On April 25, 26, and 27, 2008, in conjunction with the exhibition Allan Kaprow—Art As Life presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), LACMA will coordinate the reinvention of Allan Kaprow'sFluids. First realized for his 1967 exhibition at the Pasadena Art Museum, Fluids will be recreated by teams of volunteers at a wide range of sites across Los Angeles.

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Places, Dates, and Times

5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90036
Friday, April 25, 9am

Westchester Park
7000 West Manchester Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90045
Saturday, April 26, 10am

Memorial Park
85 E. Holly Street
Pasadena, California 91103
Friday, April 25, 11am
Site coordinated by the Armory Center for the Arts

The Getty Center
(Coordinated by the LA Art Girls)
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Saturday, April 26, 10 am-8:30pm, with DJ J. Sole of KCRW starting at 6 pm
Sunday, April 27, 10am–4 pm

California State University, Los Angeles
Parking Structure 5
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, California 90032
Friday, April 25, 11am

Rios Clementi Hale Studios/notNeutral
639 North Larchmont Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90004
Saturday, April 26, 10:30am

152 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90013
Friday, April 25, 3:30pm

MacArthur Park
2230 W. 6th Street
Los Angeles, California 90057
Sunday, April 27, 9am
Site coordinated by the Arctica Research Project*

A Place Called Home
2830 S. Central Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90011
Saturday, April 26, 9am

Angels Gate Cultural Center
3601 S. Gaffey Street
San Pedro, California 90731
Sunday, April 27, 12pm

The recreation of Fluids is coordinated by LACMA and supported in part by an in-kind donation from the Union Ice Company.  Happenings are coordinated by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and made possible by generous support from the Getty Foundation. The exhibition Allan Kaprow—Art as Life is organized by the Haus der Kunst, Munich, and the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, and is on view at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA from March 23 to June 30, 2008.

Related event: Overflow, by the LA Art Girls, is a reinvention ofFluids that reinterprets the original score. On Saturday, April 26, 10 am–8:30 pm, the LA Art Girls and the Union Ice Company build a rectangular ice structure at the Getty Center’s Lower Terrace Sculpture Garden. This is followed by a celebration for all the participants involved in the reinvention of Fluids with DJ J. Sole of KCRW starting at 6 pm. On Sunday, April 27, 10am–4 pm, the LA Art Girls and other participants dismantle the ice structure, removing and repurposing the ice to various locations around the Getty campus. Get more information.

* The Artica Research Project is an official International Polar Year (IPY) Education & Public Outreach (EPO) activity made possible by support from NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Earth Science Division, in partnership with the Urban Science Corps, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the Metro Region of the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks.

Image: © Museum Associates/LACMA 2008