Madrid: Galerias Skira, n.d. (1969)
21 x 10cm, 1pp black on brown card. Typograpic design announcemnt card for an early Zaj event joint with the painter Yraola. Zaj was an experimental music and performance art group formed in 1959 in Milan, Italy by composers and intermedia artists Walter Marchetti and Juan Hidalgo with the support of the American composer John Cage. The group received major contributions by different artists from the Spanish avant-garde scene, notably from the writer and diplomat José Luis Castillejo and from the interdisciplinary artist Esther Ferrer. During the 1960s, members of Zaj took part in different Fluxus events organised by George Maciunas. With the help of John Cage and his agent Mimi Johnson, Zaj also toured in different cities in the United States in the late 1970s. The group was disbanded in 1993 by Walter Marchetti. All documentation of their activities are hard to find and this is a rare item indeed. VG+.
LUXUS 1969: ZAJ & I. Yraola: card Experimento Excepcional
zaj & IGNACIO YRAOLA
UNA NUEVA VISION DE LA PINTURA
Gal. Skira, Madrid
10 x 21 cm.
printed on stiff paper
– www .fondazionebonotto. org/en/collection/fluxus/deridderwillem/11/3205. html?from=7687;
– “Zaj”, Exhibition catalogue, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid 1996, pp. 92-135-144-145-146.
rare invitation for a Fluxus performance in Madrid (Sp.)
held on June 28th, 1969.