July 10, 2014, 6-8 PM: Make A Salad
Alison Knowles, a leading member of the Fluxus artist group, will be in residence with her collaborator, Joshua Selman, to re-stage her iconic event score Make a Salad on Open Field. The performance includes Knowles preparing a massive salad by chopping ingredients to live music, tossing it in the air, and serving it to the audience. Originally performed in London at the Institute of Contemporary Art in 1962, Make a Salad has been re-staged more than a dozen times in cities around the world, most recently at the Highline in New York City in 2012, and in London at Tate Modern in 2008. Alison Knowles’ work is included in the exhibition Art Expanded: 1958-1978.
About Alison Knowles
Alison Knowles was born in New York City in 1933. She is a visual artist known for her sound works,
installation, performances, publications, and her collaborations with John Cage and Dick Higgins.
Knowles has been the recipient of a numerous grants and awards, including a Documenta Professorship
at the Kunstakaedmie Kassel, and the College Art Association Lifetime Achievement Award. Her work
has been shown at the Whitney Museum, NY; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; the
1983 Venice Biennale, Venice, IT; and the Guggenheim Museum, NY. She has performed at the Dia
Foundation, NY; Museum of Modern Art, Strasbourg, DE; Museum of Modern Art, Marseilles, FR; and
the Whitney Museum, NY.
Photo Credits: Alison Knowles, Make a Salad, 1962/2012. Part of High Line Art Performances. Chelsea Market Passage, on the High Line between West 15th and 16th Streets. April 22, 2012. Photos by Liz Ligon. Courtesy of Friends of the High Line.