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Biography

 

1934

Born in Pittsburgh, USA

1952-56 

Studies at the University of Michigan:

 

contrabass, composition and conductor

1960

Concerts in various symphony

 

orchestras in Canada, USA and

 

Germany, where he meets John Cage

 

in Cologne

1961

in Paris works together with Robert Filliou

1962

Organisation of the International

 

Fluxus Festival in Wiesbaden

 

together with George Maciunas

1963

Emigration to New York

1988

Emigration to Wiesbaden

 

 

 

Ben Patterson lives and works

 

in Wiesbaden and New York

 


Solo exhibitions (Selection)


2011 

My Thirteen Presidents and Other

 

Curiosities, Emerson Gallery Berlin

2009

performIC Innsbruck Contemporary

 

Gaylard / Brown / Reynolds /

 

Wendel / Patterson,

 

Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden,

 

International Collection of Contemporary

 

Art, 5th Edition Centre for

 

Contemporary Art, Warsaw,

 

Benjamin Patterson "ben thinks to learn

 

chinese“, Galerie Wildwechsel, Frankfurt

2008

FLUXUS EAST KUMU Art Museum, Tallinn

 

Fluxus Scores and Instructions,

 

Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde

 

The Photograph: Fluxus in

 

Germany from 1962-1994

 

National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi

 

FLUXUS EAST, Ludwig Museum Budapest,

 

Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art,

 

Barbican Centre, London

 

FLUXUS EAST, Bunkier Stzuki, Krakow

2007/08 

FLUXUS EAST, Contemporary

 

Art Center, Vilnius

 

Feindbilder, Emerson Gallery Berlin

2007

FLUXUS EAST, Künstlerhaus Bethanien,

 

Berlin

 

Vertigo MAMbo, Bologna

 

Fluxus in Deutschland MALBA - Coleccion

 

Costantini, Buenos Aires

2004

Interrupted fairy Tales...

 

Gallery 360 Degrees, Tokyo

2003

Happenings & Fluxus,

 

Galerie Vostell, Madrid

2001

..Now, Gallery 2211, Los Angeles

1999

No Poetry, no Concept,

 

Kunstverein Rosenheim, Rosenheim,

 

Fluxus in Germany 1962 - 1994,

 

Helena Rubinstein Museum, Tel Aviv

1998

Topologie des Denkens - no poetry.no,

 

Galerie Vostell, Berlin

1997

Dadaismo, dadaismi, da Duchamp

 

a Warhol, Galleria d’Arte

 

moderna e contemporanea, Verona,

 

One Day of My Life in a Box,

 

Ultimate Academy, Cologne

1996

Extreme Measures; the great American

 

Michael Solway Gallery, Cincinnati,

 

Museum for the Sub Conscious,

 

Michelsberg, Okandukaseibe (Namibia)

 

New Works, Galerie Vostell, Berlin,

 

Tour Guide Reisebüro Fluxus,

 

different historic Fluxus-Places,

 

Paris, Stuttgart, Nice, North Italy

1994

Reisebüro Fluxus, PrivArt, Wiesbaden

1992

Getting Ready for 2000 A.D.,

 

Fondazione Mudima, Milano,

 

Rabbit Concert, 25 Columbia

 

Place, Brooklyn, NY

1998

What is on my mind?,

 

Galerie Schuppenhauer, Cologne

1991

How Man Makes Sense,

 

Galerie J&J Donguy, Paris,

 

Fluxus Deluxe, Pittsburgh

 

Center of the Art, Pittsburgh

1990

Cena Rossa, La Mangiatoia,

 

San Gimignano

1989

What makes People Laugh?,

 

Emily Harvey Gallery, New York

1988

Ordinary Life, Perfomance, Object,

 

Emily Harvey Gallery, New York

1964

Fluxus Concert,

 

365 Canal Street, New York

1963

Fluxus Festival of Total Art(Tour),

 

Street of the City, Nice

1962

Puzzle Poems, Galerie

 

Legitime-Robert Filliou, Paris

     



Performances

 

2007/08 

The Seven Deadly Sins

 

(Die 7 Todsünden) with David Moss

2007

Conversations along the wall,

 

Studio D’Arte Fioretti, Bergamo

2006

Various performances and exhibitions 

 

in Germany, France and England

2005

A Simple Opera,

 

Künstlerhaus Dortmund,

 

Professional Philosophers observing us,

 

Galerie Wildwechsel, Frankfurt/Main

2004

My Grand 70 Birthday Tour, Russia,

 

China, Japan - Moskow to Tokyo

2003

Sweet Nothings,

 

Galleria Caterina Gualco, Genova

2002

Hello! B.P. Welcomes you to his life in

 

Real Time, Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel,

 

Fluxus Classics,

 

Menagerie de Verne, Paris   

2001

Explaining Fluxus in Polish, Krakow

2000

Digging, Artists Museum,

 

Bythgosch (Poland),

 

The Three Operas, New Plymouth

 

(New Zealand)

 

The Creation of the World, Le Lieu

 

Centre en Art Actuel, Quebec

1999

The Evolution of Wisdom,

 

OF Kunstraum, Offenbach

1998  

Creation of the World,

 

Galerie Schuppenhauer, Cologne,

 

The Three Operas, Athens

 

Bolero, Divadle Na Zabradli, Prague

1996

Beauty lurks in the chaos of the

 

beholder, Galerie Caterina Gualco,

 

Genova,

 

Remembering Al Hansen, Interims

 

Kunsthalle Berlin, Berlin

 

A la carte & live an ihrem Tisch,

 

Hotelship on the Rhein, Cologne

1995

Bolero, Galerie Am Kleinen Markt,

 

Mannheim,

 

Three Operas, Konzertsaal der

 

Stadt Gera, Gera,

 

Classic 6 Contemporary Fluxus,

 

Mimar Sinan University, Arts

 

Academy, Istanbul

1989

Taking Fluxus Around,

 

Der Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn

1985

Artist/B. Patterson Questionare,

 

3 Avenue Cinema, New York 

1961

Paper Piece, Galerie Lahaus

 

(Vostell Exhibition), Cologne

1960

trifft John Cage, Performance

 

Contre-Festival zum IGNM, Atelier M.

 

Bauermeister, Cologne

 

 

Group exhibitions (Selection)

 

2006/07 

Fluxus in Deutschland MALBA,

 

Coleccion Costantini, Buenos Aires

2006

Fremd bin ich eingezogen, Kunsthalle

 

Fridericianum, Kassel

 

Fluxus in Deutschland, Goethe

 

Institut Sao Paulo

2005

Multiple Strategies, Contemporary

 

Arts Center, Cincinnati,

 

Ben Vautier / Ben Patterson,

 

Galerie Schüppenhauer, Cologne

2004

Fluxus in Germany 1962-1994,

 

National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik

2002

La Fluxus Constellation, Villa Croce

 

Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Genua

 

Fluxus in Amerika, Galerie Vostell, Berlin

1990

44. Biennale Venice

1983

Biennale von Sao Paulo, Brazil

1969

Performance Variation

       


Bibliography

 

1965 

The Four Suits, Something Else Press,

 

New York


         


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