Archive of Benjamin Patterson

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Selected Exhibitions/Concerts/Performances History


Benjamin Patterson - Selected Solo Exhibitions/Concerts/Performances


2022

  • Savvy Contemporary in Berlin, - IN WHAT CENTURY WILL THE EARTH’S NORTH AND SOUTH POLES CHANGE POLARITIES? – ON, OF, FOR, WITH BEN PATTERSON
    Video documentation here.

2021   

  • Fluxus Means Change: Jean Brown's Avant-Garde Archive, Getty Center, Los Angeles
  • Concert with: Ann Noël, Voice and Reading; Heiko Maschmann, Double Bass - Birth of FLUXUS mit Ben Patterson, Musikhochschule Basel
  • Performance Study: Ben Patterson, Performance Workshop and Lecture by julia elizabeth neal, Zoom event

2019

  • Do Not Be Afraid of Long Silences, museum FLUXUS+, Potsdam
  • When Elephants Fight, It Is The Frogs That Suffer, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
  • If Time Begins and Ends With Zero, What Is in Between?, Galerie Wolfstädter, Frankfurt

2018

  • No More Pink?, Galerie Eva Vautier, Nice
  • How to Be Happy, Gian Marco Casini Gallery, Livorno

2017

  • Hello Friends!, Galeria Unimediamodern, Genua
  • Hommage, Musik mit Papier, Kunsthalle Vogelmann, Heilbronn
  • Call Now to Win Big Money, Galerie Wolfstädter, Frankfurt

2016 

  • In Memoriam, Galerie Clasing, Münster
  • Relax, Ben., Brno House of Arts, Brno
  • Condemn Me, I’m Only the Double Bass Player, PRAHA Fórum Pro Architekturu a Media, Prague
  • Memorial, The Emily Harvey Founation, New York City, NY
  • In Memoriam, Galeria Unimediamodern, Genua 
  • The Ben Patterson Farewell Game, Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, Casino Wiesbaden, Fluxeum Erbenheim, Wiesbaden

2015

  • MO Schaufenster #14:  Kunstpreisträger 2015, Museum Ostwall im Dortmunder U, Dortmund
  • By this River, Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati

2014

  • Press Here to Turn on Your Muse, Fondation du doute, Blois
  • Museum of the Subconscious, Blois
  • Fluxus in the Swamps, Harn Museum, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Museum of the Subconscious, Bard College, Bard, NY
  • Stop Sitting on the Fence, Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels
  • 80th birthday Tour - Dr. Ben’s Medicine Show, World Tour
  • Museum of the Subconscious, Tokyo

2013

  • World Weather, Museum Vostell, Malpartida
  • World Weather, Abby Art Space, San Remigio

2012

  • Born In The State Of Flux/us - Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden 
  • This is How I Remember It, Herman Teirlinckhuis Museum en Galerie, Beersel
  • Busking for Profit and Pleasure, Galerie Clasing, Münster
  • Event Scores, Stadtgalerie Mannheim, Mannheim 

2011

  • My Thirteen Presidents and Other Curiosities, Emerson Gallery, Berlin 
  • Marzipan, Beton und seltene Erde: Musik, Kunst und Dichtung, Galerie Schüppenhauer, Cologne 
  • Born in the State of FLUX/us: Scores, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City, NY 

2010

  • Born in the State of FLUX/us, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX 
  • Desasters and Catastrophes, Galerie Wildwechsel, Frankfurt
  • Museum of The Subconscious, El Milagro, La Candelaria

2009

  • Galleria Michela Rizzo, Venice
  • Dolphine Statue, Musea del Parca, Portofino
  • Ceci N´est Pas Une Barbie, DAC-De Simoni Arte Contemporanea, Genua
  • The Golden Age of Fluxus, Ludwig Museum, Koblenz
  • The Golden Age of Fluxus, Au Passage de Retz, Paris
  • World Weather - Tiroler Landesmuseum, Innsbruck
  • Shoes or No Shoes – Shoes or No Shoes, Kruishoute

2007

  • Urbanity: Solutions to Survive Urban Living, Galerie Unimediamodern, Genua

2006

  • Deviding/Bridging, Solway Jones, Los Angeles, CA 

2005

  • Omaggio al Fluxus, Fioretto Arte, Padova

2002

  • “Hello!” B.P. Welcomes you to his life in “Real Time”, Kunstverein Kassel, Kassel

2001

  • “Now…”, Gallery 2211, Los Angeles, CA

1999 

  • Museum of the Subconscious, Jerusalem Beach, Tel Aviv

1998

  • Topologie des Denkens/No Poetry No Concept, Galerie Vostell, Berlin 

1997

  • World Weather, Princess Palace Garden, Bangkok
  • World Weather, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
  • Train of Thoughts/ Just in Time, Galerie Fruchtig, Frankfurt
  • Blame it on Pittsburgh, Emily Harvey Gallery, New York City, NY

1996

  • Extreme Measures; The great American game show, Michael Solway Gallery, Cinicinati, OH

1995 

  • Museum of the Subconscious, Okandukaseibe

1992

  • What Is on My Mind, Galerie Schüppenhauer, Cologne
  • Getting Ready for 2000 A.D, Fondazione Mudima, Milan 

1991

  • How Man Makes Sense, Galerie J & J Donguy, Paris

1989

  • What Makes People Laugh?, The Emily Harvey Foundation, New York City, NY 
  • Taking Fluxus Around, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn

1988

  • Ordinary Life, Emily Harvey Gallery, New York City, NY

1964

  • Fluxus Concert, 359 Canal Street, New York City, NY

1963  

  • YAM Hat Sale, YAM Day, Smolin Gallery, New York City, NY
  • New York Audiovisual Group, Douglas College, New Brunswick, NJ

1962

  • Kleines Sommerfest - Galerie Parnass, Wuppertal
  • Neo Dada Music, Kammerspiele, Düsseldorf
  • Puzzle Poems, Galerie Legitime-Robert Filliou, Paris
  • Fluxus Sneak Preview, Gallery Girardon, Paris

1961

  • Paper Piece, Gallery Lauhus, Cologne
  • Lemons, Studio Vostell, Cologne 

1959   

  • Double Bass Player, Ottawa Philharmonic Orchestra, Ottawa

 1958

  • Double Bass Player, U.S 7th. Army Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart

 1957

  • Double Bass Player, Halifax Symphony Orchestra, Halifax

 


Benjamin Patterson - Selected Group Exhibitions/Concerts/Performances

2022

  • Ziiiiuu ennze ziiiiuu nnzkrrmüüüü? KURT SCHWITTERS' URSONATE in der Kunst von heute, Kunsthaslle Wilhelmshaven
  • MaerzMusik - Berliner Festspiele: Benjamin Patterson Invocations - On, Of, For, With Ben Patterson

2021

  • Fluxus Means Change: Jean Brown's Avant-Garde Archive, Getty Center, Los Angeles

  • Walking from Scores, Brussels

  • Kronacher Lichtblicke, Kronach

2020 

  • Ei, Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden

2019

  • Fluxus Eptastellare, Fondation du doute, Blois

2018

  • Flux Concert, LA Phil’s Centennial Season Fluxus Festival, LA Phil Walt Disney Hall, Los Angeles, CA
  • Kronach leuchtet, Garten der Festung, Kronach
  • Kunstfestspiele Herrenhausen, Berggarten der Herrenhäuser Gärten, Hannover
  • Ben Patterson & Mauro Ghiglione - Galerie Eva Vautier, Nice 

2017

  • Documenta 14, Kassel 
  • The Artist and the Trace, Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków (MOCAK), Krakow 
  • Documenta 14, Athens
  • Virus Mutante, Galeria Unimediamodern, Genua
  • PageArt – ein Sammlerprojekt, Galerie KunstRaum Bernusstrasse, Frankfurt/Main 

2016

  • La Muga Caula, Les Escaules
  • Turning Pages / Modern book culture in the collections of the Olomouc Museum of art, Zapadoceska Galerie, Pilsen 
  • The Silent Refugee Night, Galerie Kaiser & Cream, Wiesbaden
  • Sammlung Hussong – Alle 600 Holzpostkarten, Schloss Corvey, Höxter 
  • Marcel Duchamp - Dada E Neodada, Museo Comunale d'Arte Moderna Ascona, Ascona 

2015

  • 11 Mozg Festival, Teatr Powszechny, Mala Scena, Warsaw
  • FNB Joburg Art Fair, Point of Order Troyeville Hotel, Johannesburg
  • Joganda com Ben Patterson, Galerie Bolsa de Arte, Sao Paolo
  • Radical Presence, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
  • BBC Tectonics Hockyfrilla, Glasgow City Halls, Glasgow
  • What happened on the 29th day of this merry month of May, Deutschlandradio Kultur, Berlin
  • PageArt - Ein Sammlerprojekt, Kunstraum Neureut e.V., Karlsruhe 
  • New Frankfurt Internationals: Solid Signs, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt/Main 

2014

  • Fluxus in Nanjing, Museum for Contemporary Arts, Nanjing
  • The Lunatics are on the loose, European Fluxus Festivals 1962-79, Trade Fair Palace, Nardoni Galerie, Prague
  • Fluxus in Belgrade, Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade, Belgrade 
  • Reines Wasser - Die Kostbarste Ressource Der Welt, Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Linz 
  • Art, Technology and the Natural World, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL 
  • Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN 
  • En passant par la Lorraine avec mes sabots, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz
  • Die Revolution der Romantiker, Fluxus made in USA, Staatliches Museum Schwerin, Schwerin
  • Ben Patterson's Wall, Museum Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden 
  • Connecting Sound Etc. Cable Works, Cable Sounds, Cables Everywhere, Museums Quartier, Vienna 
  • Benjamin Patterson, Wolfgang Träger / 80th Birthday Tour ‒ Endspiel, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden 
  • Sneak Review, Ackerstadtpalast Schaufenster, Berlin
  • Intermedial, 401contemporary, Berlin 
  • Salon Show 2014 - The Gallery 4, Pittsburgh, PA 
  • Fluxus in Japan 2014 – Viva Fluxus!, Galerie 360 degrees, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

2013

  • Radical Presence - Black Performance in Contemporary Art Part II, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City, NY 
  • Performa 13, New York City, NY 
  • Domaci Project, Old Town Porec, Contempory Art Museum, Porec
  • Art25.Helium, Botanikum, München
  • Another Fluxconcert, NASA New Art Space Amsterdam, Amsterdam
  • B.A.B.E - The Best Artists Books and Editors, Immanence, espace d'art contemporain, Paris 
  • move - align - avoid. Vom Schwarm als Prinzip und Phänomen, Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg 
  • Universalsprachen, Kleine Humboldt Galerie, Berlin 

2012

  • The lunatics are on the loose: European Fluxus Festivals 1962-1977, Vilnius 
  • Fluxus! ›antikunst‹ Ist Auch Kunst, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart 
  • Radical Presence: Black Performance In Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX 
  • Fiat flux : la nébuleuse Fluxus, 1962-1978, Musée d'Art moderne de Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne 
  • The Lunatics Are On The Loose…Fluxus European Festivals 1962-1977, Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków (MOCAK), Krakow 
  • Fluxus &Fluxus: 1962- 2012, Galleria Paola Verrengia, Salerno 
  • Disjecta membrane for John Cage, Galerie výtvarného umění v Ostravě, Dum umeni, Ostrava 
  • Die Irren sind los..., Akademie der Künste, Berlin 
  • Fluxus At 50, Museum Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden 
  • Membra Disjecta For John Cage: Wanting To Say Something About John – DOX, Centre for contemporary art, Prague 
  • On The Road To Fluxus, Galerie Schüppenhauer, Cologne 
  • Art = Life = Art | Dada > Fluxus – MUSEION, Museum für moderne und zeitgenössische Kunst , Bolzano 
  • Time-Lapse, Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM 
  • , Membra Disjecta For John Cage: Wanting to Say Something About John Quartier21, Vienna 
  • John Cage - A Centennial Celebration with Friends, Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH 

2011

  • Fluxus In Germany 1962 - 1994, National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Bucharest 
  • Casa “la Vita” - La Giarina, Arte Contemporanea, Verona 
  • Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life, Grey Art Gallery, NYU, New York City, NY 
  • Asli Sungu und Ben Patterson, FLUXUS+, Potsdam 
  • Life: A User´s Manual, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem 

2010

  • Fluxus East, Henie Onstad Art Centre, Høvikodden 
  • reich sein, Künstlerverein Walkmühle e.V., Wiesbaden 
  • Works from the Gallery Collection, Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH 

2009

  • Piccoli Contemporanei, Fioretto Arte, Padova 
  • 1 Turm – 4 Türmer, Museum Zündorfer Wehrturm, Cologne 
  • Passing Through, Kunstpunkt Berlin, Berlin 
  • Hermes’s Ear, House of the Lords of Kunštát, Brno 
  • Fluxus East, Kunsthallen Nikolaj, Copenhagen 
  • Editions, Solway Jones, Los Angeles, CA 
  • Editions, Solway Jones, Los Angeles, CA  

2008

  • Flux-folk, FLUXUS+, Potsdam 
  • Fluxus East. Fluxus networks in central eastern Europe - Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn 
  • Fluxus East, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn 
  • Fluxus partiturer og instruktioner, Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde 
  • The Photograph: Fluxus in Germany from 1962 - 1994, National Gallery of Modern Art - New Delhi, New Delhi 
  • Fluxus East, Fluxus Networks in Central Eastern Europe, Ludwig Museum - Budapest, Budapest 
  • Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art, Barbican Art Gallery, London 
  • Fluxus East. Fluxus Networks in Central Eastern Europe, Gallery of Contemporary Art Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow 

2007

  • Fluxus East, Vilnius 
  • 1. Projektions-Biennale Bad Rothenfelde - Gradierwerk, Bad Rothenfelde 
  • X mal ICH, Städtische Galerie Fruchthalle Rastatt, Rastatt 
  • Fluxus East, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin 
  • Black Light White Noise - Sound and Light in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX 
  • Fluxus. Una larga historia con muchos nudos. Alemania 1962-1994, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (CAAC), Sevilla 
  • Ear of Hermes, Magyar Muhely Galéria, Budapest

2006

  • Fremd bin ich eingezogen, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel 
  • Pianofortissiomo, Museo Vostell Malpartida, Malpartida de Cáceres 
  • Fluxus & Non Fluxus Fluxus, Kulturhuset, Randers 
  • Fluxus - Alemanha 1962 - 1994, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo 
  • Draw A Line and Follow It, LACE - Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA 
  • Objekt und Skulptur, Kunstverein Kreis Gütersloh e.V., Gütersloh 
  • 5 Tage bis zum Ende der Kunst, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel 
  • Hermes´s Ear, Nitrianska Galeria, Nitra 
  • Hermes´s Ear, Dum umení, Opava 

2005

  • Robert F. Kennedy Eine ermordete Hoffnung, Galerie Ruf, Munich 
  • FLUXUS llega al MAC - una larga historia con muchos nudos - Fluxus en Alemania 1, MAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo. Universidad de Chile, Santiago 
  • Fluxus und Freunde, Kunstmuseum Kloster unserer lieben Frauen Magdeburg, Magdeburg 
  • Percussion Music, Solway Jones, Los Ageles, CA 

2004

  • Multiple Strategies, CAC - Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH 
  • Independents Biennial 2004, Independents Biennial, Liverpool 
  • Una larga historia con muchos nudos. Fluxus en Alemania: 1962 –1994, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City 
  • Fluxus in Germany 1962 - 1994, National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik 

2003

  • Centraal Fluxus Festival - in POST CM, Centraal Museum, Utrecht 
  • Typoxxs Allowed - Typewriting Aloud, Magyar Muhely Galéria, Budapest 
  • Objekt und Skulptur 2003, Galerie Kunsthaus Oberkassel / Artobes, Düsseldorf 

2002

  • Typewriting Aloud - Typoxxs Allowed, Gallery of Art Nové Zámky / Galéria umenia v Nových Zámkoch , Nové Zámky 
  • ZIPP, Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel 
  • La Fluxus Constellation, Villa Croce Museo d´Arte Contemporanea, Genoa 

2001

  • Minimalismos. Un signo de los tiempos, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid 
  • Le Tribù dell’Arte, MACRO Museo d´Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome 

2000

  • Sentieri Interrotti. Crisi Della Rappresentazione E Iconoclastia Nelle Arti Dagli Anni Cinquanta Alla Fine Del Secolo, Palazzo Bonaguro, Bassano del Grappa, VI 

1999

  • Intermedia / Tribute to Dick Higgins, Ernst Museum Budapest, Budapest 
  • String em up - Rosenberg Museum, V2 - Institute for the Unstable Media, Rotterdam 
  • WordVolume, Galerie Schüppenhauer, Cologne 
  • "Fluxus in Amerika", Galerie Vostell, Berlin 

1998

  • The Rosenberg Museum - String ´em up, Podewil, Berlin 

1995

  • Revolution: Art of the Sixties from Warhol to Beuys, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT), Tokyo 
  • Adding It Up: Print Acquisitions 1970–1995, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York City, NY 

1994

  • En el espíritu de Fluxus, Fundación Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona 
  • The Theater of Refusal: Black Art & Mainstream Criticism, Fine Arts Building, Baltimore, MD 

1992

  • FLUXUS Da Capo, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden
  • Sentieri Interrotti. Crisi Della Rappresentazione E Iconoclastia Nelle Arti Dagli Anni Cinquanta Alla Fine Del Secolo, Palazzo Bonaguro, Bassano del Grappa, VI

1991

  • Fluxattitudes, Hallwalls at The Church, Buffalo, NY 
  • Fluxus!, Gertrude contemporary art spaces, Melbourne, VIC 

1990

  • Fluxus!, Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Brisbane, QLD 
  • XLIV. Esposizione Biennale Internazionale d'Arte della Città di Venezia - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice 

1989

  • Fluxus & Co., The Emily Harvey Foundation, New York City, NY 
  • Wortlaut, Galerie Schüppenhauer, Cologne

1988

  • Theater of The Object: Reconstructions, Re-Creations, Reconsiderations, 1958-1972, The Alternative Museum (TAM), New York City, NY 
  •  Stationen Der Moderne, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Berlin
  • FLUXLUX-G & L Silverman Collection, Museum of Modern Art (MOMA); New York City, NY

1987

  • By the Letter, Emily Harvey Gallery, New York City, NY

1985

  • Vom Klang der Bilder, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart

1985

  • Fluxus etc., Walter Philips Gallery, Banff

1984

  • Fluxus, etc.: The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Collection, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX,  

1983 

  • Fluxus etc.: The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Collection, Neuberger Museum SUNY, Purchase, NY
  • Fluxus etc.: The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Collection, Baxter Art Museum, Pasadena, CA
  • 17th Bienal Internacional de Sao Paulo, Parque Ibirapuera, Sao Paulo

1982 

  • Festum Fluxorum, Wiesbaden Museum, Wiesbaden
  • Concepta Omnibus Fluxi, 134-6 Spring Street, New York City, NY

1970

  • Happening und Fluxus – Materialien 1959-1970, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne

1967

  • A Paris La Cedile Qui Sourit, Galerie Ranson, Paris
  • A Paper Event, Time Life Building, New York City, NY

1966  

  • 4th Annual New York Avant Garde Festival, Central Park on the Mall, New York City, NY

1965 

  • 3rd Festival of the Avant Garde, Judson Hall, New York City, NY
  • First World Congress: Happenings, St. Mary`s of the Harbor, New York City, NY

1964

  • Fluxus Symphony Orchestra Concert, Carnegie Recital Hall, New York City, NY

1962

  • Fluxus Festival, Nikolai Kirke, Copenhagen
  • Fluxus Festival, Das Städtische Museum, Wiesbaden

1960  

  • Contre-Festival zum IGNM, Atelier Mary Bauermeister, Cologne