happening

Discipline: Art

(1959)

Ultimately related to performances in dada and surrealism, this term was coined by American artist ALLAN KAPROW (1927- ) in 1959.

It refers to an assemblage of events which can occur in any environment, according to a plan but without rehearsal, and depending on audience participation for its development (for example, the Fluxus group and body art).

Source:
A Kaprow, Assemblage, Environments and Happenings (1966)

Also See:

· environment art

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