Happy Birthday • PNCA (10) 2017-02-08T12:55:03-08:00

Project Description

Happy Birthday: A Celebration of Chance and Listening, September 5-November 17, 2012. Portland, Oregon: Feldman Gallery at Pacific Northwest College of Art, 2012.

On September 5, 2012, this exhibit will mark the centennial of John Cage’s birth, and the influences of his ideas on the visual arts. John Cage was arguably one of the most influential artists of the post-war period. He was an American composer, music theorist, writer, philosopher and visual artist. His influence ranges from his legendary teachings and performances at The Black Mountain College in the late 40’s, to his infamous composition classes at the New School. Through the work of seven artists spanning several generations, the exhibit explores the ways in which Cage’s teachings and ideas live on today, with a particular focus on embracing chance and silence as a method in working process.

Courtesy of PNCA.

Artist Credit: Alison Knowles, Brad Brown, John Cage, Luke Murphy, Molly Dilworth, Paul Kos, Ray Johnson, Stephanie Simek, Walead Beshty,

Exhibition: Happy Birthday: A Celebration of Chance and Listening, September 5-November 17, 2012

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