SOMETHING ELSE ENTIRELY:
Ray Johnson, Dick Higgins and the making of The Paper Snake
June 5 – August 22, 2015
Curated by Michael Von Uchtrup
Opening reception: Friday, June 5, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. with a gallery talk by curator Michael Von Uchtrup
Lost for decades, the production materials from this innovative compendium of Ray Johnson’s mail art were only recently rediscovered, in time for the book’s re-publication and the 50th anniversary of its original 1965 release. Lively, quirky, often comic, the texts and drawings that meander among the book’s pages provide an intimate look at the early work of Ray Johnson (1927-1995) through the eyes of Johnson’s friend Dick Higgins (1938-1998), one of the Fluxus movement’s impresarios and the founder of the groundbreaking Something Else Press. The exhibition will also include collages by Ray Johnson, many of which have never before been exhibited.
Full press release here.
Download the free brochure that accompanies the exhibition here.
Read more about the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center in The New York Times: "In the Spirit of Black Mountain College, An Avant-Garde Incubator" by Carol Kino, March 16, 2015.