Philip Corner (b. 1933, New York) is one of the founders of the Fluxus movement, and author of the movement's iconic work Piano Activities, 1962. He is now living in Reggio Emilia, in Italy's Emilia-Romagna region, one of the most COVID-19 affected areas.
Corner sends one of his Piano's Pieces, a Fluxus score with instructions, which can be done alone, "ideal for private meditation".
Artists Respond project was started by the Institute for the Research of the Avant-Garde and the Marinko Sudac Collection. Addressing the current global pandemic, the project aims to virtually present the thoughts and attitudes of neo-avant-garde artists, their energy and the message they have for the present moment. This is the moment in which the world as we know it is on hold and the moment in which we need optimism and solidarity more than ever. We wish for the public to welcome the creative energy of these artists - artists who are ready to point out the state of things, to respond with art and creativity, as they have done in all difficult times in the past.
The most recent project of the Institute for the Research of the Avant-Garde and the Marinko Sudac Collection with Philip Corner was his solo exhibition and performance "No Notes Notes", held in 2019 in Holandska kuća Sisak, as part of the Other Aspects projects.
Philip Corner was a participant of our "Artist on Vacation" project in 2016, organised by the Institute for the Research of the Avant-Garde and the Marinko Sudac Collection, with Valamar Riviera d.d. in whose facilities they reside in Poreč.
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