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Nevertheless, it is possible to discern an essential unity in the form, and to draw
certain conclusions about the relevance of Happenings to the arts of painting and
theater. Kaprow, by the way, has written the best article yet to appear on ...
Another striking feature of Happenings is their treatment of time. The duration of a
Happening is unpredictable; it may be anywhere from ten to forty-five minutes;
the average one is about a half-hour in length. I have noticed, in attending a fair ...
It is “comic” rather than “tragic” because Surrealism (in all its examples, which
include Happenings) stresses the extremes of disrelation—which is preeminently
the subject of comedy, as “relatedness” is the subject and source of tragedy.
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AGAINST INTERPRETATION: And Other EssaysUser Review - Kirkus
If one were to judge these essays in terms of price, their value would be very high. At her best (and worst) Miss Sontag offers three pennies worth of thought in any one sentence. "The function of ... Read full review