NYC: New York Avant Garde Festival, 1980
21 x 30cm, 16pp stapled offset b/w programme for the 1980 show. The programme notes a huge number of participants exhibiting art at the New York’s Passenger Ship Terminal including Eric Andersen, Ay-o, John Cage, Christo, Philip Corner, Yoko Ono, Ben Patterson, Knud Petersen, Otto Piene, Klaus Groh, Geoffrey Hendricks, Ray Johnson, Milan Knizak, Alison Knowles, Richard Kostelanetz, Takehisa Kosugi, Carolee Schneemann, Mieko Shiomi, Ben Vautier and details of a “Group Hologram Show” and a “Group Audio Show” which included David Tudor, John Giorno, Takehisa Kosugi, Yoshi Wada and others.
Also there was “Six Sure Cycles of Poetry Performances” which included Jackson Mac Low and Opal L. Nations, and “Two Continuous 12 =-Hour Video Tape Shows” which included works by Jeff Byrd, Nancy Holt, Nam June Paik with Charlotte Moorman (Guadalcanal Requiem), Shigeko Kubota, and Les Levine.
These are just a percentage of the huge number of artists who were involved in the Festival and one has to be impressed by Moorman’s organisation of such an event. VG+.