Sunday, December 30, 2012

Aspen Magazine – Art/Information/Science (#8)

Dan Graham (editor)
Aspen Magazine – Art/Information/Science (#8)
New York City, USA: Aspen Communications Inc., 1970
28.5 x 28.5 cm
Printed folder containing fourteen numbered items

Aspen #8 is often referred to as “The Fluxus Issue”, presumably because George Maciunas was responsible for the design. Though, other than Maciunas, the only artists involved with the publication who were active in Fluxus were Jackson MacLow and La Monte Young, who contributed the recordings on the flexi-disc. MacLow’s Young Turtle Assymetries, chance-generated poems for five simultaneous readers, was the A-side, backed with Young’s Drift Study 31 1 69.

The folder also included a poster version of Ed Ruscha’s Thirty-four Parking Lots, a text by Robert Smithson, and scores by Eleanor & David Antin, Philip Glass and Steve Reich. Other featured artists included Dennis Oppenheim, Richard Serra, Robert Morris, and Yvonne Rainer.

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