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Kaprow Reinvented: Pose, 1969-2019 

May 22 – July 10, 2019
University of South Florida Tampa Campus

USF Contemporary Art Museum presents Kaprow Reinvented: Pose, 1969-2019, a pop-up performance and participatory reinvention of Allan Kaprow’s Pose, reinvented by Tampa-based artist Vince Kral; co-organized by Alyssa Cordero. Every Wednesday, on the USF Tampa campus, Kral invites the public to visit us and reinvent Kaprow’s Pose.

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Carrying Chairs Through the City
Sitting Down Here and There
Photographed
Pix Left on Spot
Going On

The above is the script for the original Pose performance, one of Allan Kaprow’s Six Ordinary Happenings. Kaprow’s happenings were performative, semi-spontaneous works that were designed to be repeated, or revisited, by others, becoming reinventions that changed with every iteration. Kaprow did not distinguish between art and life--art is life and life is art. The Happenings are purposeful but subtle interruptions of both everyday moments and the established understanding of art viewing. Now, 50 years after Kaprow’s first incarnation of Pose, USFCAM has organized a timely reinvention by Tampa-based artist, Vince Kral.

Through the weekly Pop-up Mediation Post (PMP)—which will be held every Wednesday—Kral will facilitate an open dialogue between passersby, Kaprow’s Pose, and himself. These PMP’s will provide information about Kaprow’s work and all material for participants to reinvent Pose themselves. For the duration of the project, the Google map below shows all oh the locations where Pose was reinvented. People from all over are encouraged to participate in the exhibition with instructions included below the map. The updated script is as follows:

Carry Chairs Through the USF Campus
Sitting Down Here and There
Photographed
Pix Left on Spot
Digital Pix
Share Location and Pix
Going on

 

 

POSE INSTRUCTIONS

If you would like to participate by reinventing your own pose here’s what you need to do:

  1. Get a chair, a polaroid, and a friend
  2. Follow Allan’s score
  3. Carry Chairs Through the USF Campus
    Sitting Down Here and There
    Photographed
    Pix Left on Spot
    Digital Pix
    Share Location and Pix
    Going on
  4. Take a digital pic. If you know how to set geo locations first do that. Then email vkral@usf.edu your name, the picture and location and Vince will add your pose to the google map.

 

Kaprow’s work is managed by the Allan Kaprow Estate and represented by Hauser & Wirth. allankaprow.com