Action Music: Spring Arts Festival '68. Nam June PAIK, Charlotte MOORMAN.
Action Music: Spring Arts Festival '68.


Action Music: Spring Arts Festival '68.

Poster announcing a performance of 'Mixed Media Opera' by Nam June Paik and Charlotte Moorman at the University of Cincinnati, April 1 (1968). Printed offset litho in black on white stock on recto and verso. 56x35cm. Centre folded horizontally and vertically. Fine.

Bill Sontag's design for the poster features an outline of a large cello with a photograph of a woman's breasts superimposed over its upper part, a provocative reference to the arrest of Moorman and Paik on the grounds of "partial nudity" during the performance of 'Opera Sextronique' in New York a little over a year earlier. The verso prints brief artists' biographies.

Works performed included compositions by George Brecht and James Tenney, Earle Brown, John Cage, Yoko Ono, Joseph Beuys, Henning Christiansen, Takehisa Kosugi, Giuseppe Chiari, and Nam June Paik.