Join New York-based curator Alice Centamore for a guided tour in English of the exhibition “Call it Something Else: Something Else Press, Inc. (1963-1974)”, now in its final days at the Reina Sofia Museum. This exhibition, guest-curated by Alice Centamore and Christian Xatrec, will close on January 22.
The exhibition “Call it Something Else: Something Else Press, Inc. (1963-1974)” highlights a decade of creative production around American artist Dick Higgins and his New York City publishing house. Higgins and his partner Alison Knowles were among the founding members of Fluxus, a group that experimented with media and artistic disciplines, starting in the 1960s. Higgins collaborated in the creative experiments of a network of avant-garde artists in New York, composers, dancers and writers, as well as visual artists, not only in producing books through Something Else Press, but also in organizing and documenting performances, exhibitions and events.
If you would like to learn more about the experimental art of the 1960s, Fluxus, the book as an art object, performance art, and conceptual art, don’t miss this unique opportunity to walk through the exhibition with one of its curators.
Alice Centamore is also participating in a special event at the Institute on Thursday, January 18th: “Is Everybody in the Same Boat? The Experimental Art of Fluxus and Zaj”. This event brings her into dialogue with Spanish art historians, Iñaki Estella and Henar Rivière, and the artist Sonia Megías, about the relationships between Fluxus and its Spanish counterpart, Zaj. To register to attend the event, click here.
Alice Centamore is an art historian, editor, and archivist based in New York. She is the co-curator of the exhibition on Dick Higgins’s publishing house Something Else Press, on view at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid until January 22. She is the editor of A Something Else Reader (2024), an anthology of writings from Something Else Press authors, and Fluxus Newspaper, a complete collection of the newspapers issued by the Fluxus collective between 1964 and 1979 (forthcoming spring 2024). Her research has been supported by a fellowship from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.