Jim Allens News, 2014

Jim Allen’s News Curated by Mark Williams with Jim Allen and Mark Harvey

1 March 2016 - 2 April 2016

Jim Allen’s News presents video and still documentation of three works by Mark Harvey responding to a performance by Jim Allen entitled News.

Originally presented in front of a live audience in 1976, News features Allen engaged in a repeated action, which over the course of 15 minutes gradually destroys a broadsheet newspaper. 

Jim Allen’s News began as a project examining questions around documentation and performance, with News as a case study. Should performance be documented? How does documentation affect performance? The exhibition will be accompanied by a transcribed discussion between Mark Williams, Mark Harvey and Jim Allen.

Jim Allen is represented by Michael Lett, News courtesy of the Chartwell Trust and Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tāmaki


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