Not Wanting to Say Anything About Marcel: John Cage Plexigrams

John Cage (1912–1992), the most prominent American experimental composer of the 20th century, also exercised his creativity in making prints and in assembling words as serious graphic/conceptual puzzles in bound form. In 1969, Cage produced his first visual artwork, with Eye Editions, Cincinnati, a series of eight “Plexigrams” with the collective title Not Wanting to Say Anything about Marcel. The title refers to an exchange following the death of Marcel Duchamp, when artists were encouraged to respond in memorial and Jasper Johns said to Cage, in effect, I don't want to say anything.

Each Plexigram is composed of eight printed Plexiglas sheets that stand in parallel groove-slots in a wooden base; the entirety is viewed through the spaced “sandwich.” The Center's collection includes four Plexigrams from the series, all of which will be on view.

When:
Ongoing every day from June 13, 2012 through November 11, 2012.
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Where:
Cantor Arts Center, just off Palm Drive, at Museum Way and Lomita Drive (Map)
Audience:
General Public
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Tags:
Arts
International
Exhibition
Contact:
723-4177
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Open Wed-Sun 11am - 5pm, Thursdays until 8pm; admission is free. CLOSED MONDAY AND TUESDAY.

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