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Sunday, January 22, 2017
3:00 PM


Multiple Locations (see description)


Free, open to all.

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Smart Museum of Art



A set of “instructions”—inspired by participatory Happenings orchestrated by Fluxus artist Wolf Vostell—will guide you across the University of Chicago campus during this opening celebration for three related exhibitions:

Fantastic Architecture: Vostell, Fluxus, and the Built Environment
Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, 5701 South Woodlawn Avenue

Concrete Poetry, Concrete Book: Artists’ Books in German-speaking Space after 1945
Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library, 1100 East 57th Street

Vostell Concrete, 1969–1973
Smart Museum of Art, 5550 South Greenwood Avenue

Enjoy a variety of free programs, food, and drinks at the three locations. A free shuttle will run between locations, but please bring your own thermometer.


Presented by the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library, and Smart Museum of Art.

The exhibitions and related programming have been made possible in part by the generous support of the Pamela and R. Christopher Hoehn-Saric Exhibition Fund, the Reva and David Logan Foundation, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, the Swiss Benevolent Society, the Austrian Cultural Forum New York, SmartPartners, and Ozinga Bros., Inc.

Image: Wolf Vostell, Chicago Lake Michigan, 1970. Collection unknown. Image source: Betonierungen (Hinwil, Switzerland: Edition Howeg, 1971, n.p.). Art © The Wolf Vostell Estate.