V.U.’s MacLise Gets Art Retrospective

 

The first overview of
the lifework of a major American 20th century artistic polyglot. Opening party
is next week, May 10. Check the video clip, below.

 

Angus MacLise was an American artist, poet, percussionist, and composer
active in New York, San
Francisco, Paris, London
and Kathmandu from the 1950s through the 1970s.
Best known as the original drummer of the Velvet Underground, MacLise’s
lifework included music, calligraphy, performance art, poetry, drawings, plays,
and limited edition artist’s books.

A suitcase of Angus MacLise’s artwork, publications, and manuscript as well
as more than 100 hours of recorded music was left with La Monte Young and
Marian Zazeela for safe-keeping thirty years ago. This extraordinary time-vault
is the foundation of the exhibition, with additional materials drawn from
private previously unseen collections and archives.

 

 

The exhibits are open every day from 11am – 6pm. Details:

 

DREAMWEAPON
The Art and Life of Angus MacLise (1938 – 1979)
May 10 – May 29, 2011
curated by Johan Kugelberg and Will Swofford Cameron

Art
Exhibition
– May 10 – May 29
521 W 23rd Street, New York

Sound
Installation

265 Canal Street, Suite 601,
New York

Film
Night at the Anthology Film Archives

32 Second Avenue,
New York, May
12th at 8 PM.

 

Opening Party
Tue May 10 6pm-9pm
Live Music By Endless Boogie
Boo-Hooray – 521 W 23rd Street

Boo-Hooray Gallery Website

 

 

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