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Bundle of Events
  • Hi Red Center, artist
    Shigeko Kubota, editor
    born 1937
    born: Niigata, Japan
  • Bundle of Events, 1965
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • offset lithograph
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 55.8 x 42.8 cm
  • Museum purchase: Lucy Shaw Schultz Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2009.0134

The proper title for the work is “Bundle of Events” which relates to a 1953 poster by Marcel Duchamp that was designed for the exhibition “Dada 1916-1923” held at the Sidney Janis Gallery in New York City. As part of the opening event, Duchamp’s posters were crumpled into balls and placed in trash baskets for people to retrieve. The Hi Red Center’s “Bundle of Events” is a sheet printed on both sides, of events and photo-documentation, published by Fluxus. This poster chronicles the various “happenings” and installations created by the group. The front is a rather dense collage of texts describing performance pieces and other memorable events in Tokyo, 1962-1964, the whole overprinted on maps of Tokyo districts. On the back is a grid of 32 photographs of the pieces, keyed by number to locations on the front.