Al (Alfred Earl) Hansen (American, 1995)

Timeline

1927
Born in Richmond Hill, Queens, NY
1945–1948
Military Service, 82nd Airborne Division, Frankfurt, Cologne; Berlin, Germany
1949
Studied at the Art Students League, New York, NY with John Groth
1950
Studied at Brooklyn College, Al Terris, NY
1950–1954
US Airforce, Tactical Air Command, SC
1956
Studied at the New School For Social Research, New York, NY
1959
Studied at Pratt Institute, New York, NY
1963
Environmental Loft Studio and Mixed Media Event Studies
1970
Taught at the Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
1967–1974
Taught at Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
1979
Taught at the Eskimo Art School, Nuuk-G., Greenland
1987
Founded the "Ultimate Akademie" with Lisa Cieslik, Cologne, Germany
1988
Taught at tge Hochschule fur Bildende Kunst, Hamburg, Germany
1995
Died in Cologne, Germany

Exhibitions

2011
“Fluxus at Rutgers: Experiments in Life and Learning,” Rutgers University, Eisenberg Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ
2008
Actions and Remains, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark (solo)
2006
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Galerie Haas & Fuchs, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Constellation, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY
2006
“Constellation.” Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY
2005
Hal Bromm Gallery, NYC, New York
“Collage, Signs and Surfaces." Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo - MAC, Santiago, Chile Fluxus in Germany
"Looking at Words." Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany -- Induction to the permanent collection.
Al Hansen: Recharged, Gallery Rachel Haferkamp, Cologne, Germany (solo)
2004
“Fluxus in Germany.” National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland
2004
“Fluxus in Germany.” Museo Rufino Tamayo de Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico
2003
“Critical Mass: Happenings, Fluxus, Performance, Intermedia and Rutgers University 1958 – 1972.” Mead Art Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ
2003
"Game Over." Grimm Rosenfed Gallery, Munich Germany
2001
Galerie Berndt, Cologne, Germany (solo)
Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria (solo)
1998
Out of Action, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
In Search of the Goodnes: Venus Figures from the 60s to 90s, Gracie Mansion Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
“And I Quote…” Pavel Zoubok at Mary Delahoyd Gallery, NYC, New York
“And I Quote...” Mary Delahoyd Gallery New York; curated by Pavel Zoubok
"Francesco Conz-Intermedia and the Avant Garde." Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia
"Out of Actions: Between Performance and the Object 1949-1979." Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles,
"Out of Actions: Between Performance and the Object 1949-1979." Museum für angewnadte Kunst (MAK), Vienna
"Beck & Al Hansen: Playing With Matches." Santa Monica Museum of Art Channing Hansen performed Al Hansen's "Elegy for the Fluxus Dead" and "Yoko Ono Piano Drop" during the two opening nights, May 7th and 8th
"Beck & Al Hansen: Playing With Matches.” Thread Waxing Space, New York,NY
"Beck & Al Hansen: Playing With Matches.” Plug, In, Winnipeg, Canada
1996
An Introspective, Külnisches Stadt Museum, Cologne, Germany (solo)
1995
Fluxus Virus, Ben Patterson, St. Petersburg; Moscow, Russia
Michael Wewerka Gallery, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Gracie Mansion Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Pasted Papers, Collage in the 20th, Louis Stern Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Rosenheim Kunstverein, Rosenheim, Germany (Performance)
1994
Troy Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA (Performance)
Urania Theatre, Cologne, Germany (Performance)
Troy Cafe, Los Angeles, CA
1993
Galerie Klewan, Munich, Germany (solo)
With Jahnke, Cieslik, and Freund, Ultimate Akademie, Cologne, Germany (Performance)
Galerie Klewan, Munich, Germany (Performance)
Venice Biennale, Venice , Italy (Performance)
Ferdinand Meyer Zeitkunst Galerie, Cologne, Germany (Performance)
Unimedia Gallery Caterina Gualco, Genoa, Italy (Performance)
Galerie Lattuada, Milan, Italy (Performance)
1992
Lisi Hamerle Gallery, Bregenz, Austria (solo)
1991
Galerie Klewan, Munich, Germany (solo)
Fluxus Giodecca, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (Performance)
Documenta, Kassel, Germany (Performance)
1990
The Temple of the Goodness, Galerie Kolon, Cologne, Germany (solo)
Studio Morra, Naples, Italy (Performance)
1989
Gracie Mansion Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Happening & Fluxus, Galerie 1900 bis 2000 Paris, France
Galerie Kolon, Cologne, Germany (solo)
The Junk Esthetic, Whitney Museum, New York, NY
Graffiti Film Production, New York, NY; Los Angeles, CA (Performance)
Fluxus-Programm des Kunstvereins, Bonn, Germany (Performance)
Galerie Kolon, Cologne, Germany (Performance)
Milano-Poesia VII, International Festival for Music, Video, Performance, Dance and Theatre, Milan, Italy (Performance)
1988
Collagen, Objekte, Fingerbilder, Galerie Klewan, Munich, Germany (solo)
Gracie Mansion Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Galerie Kolon, Cologne, Germany (Performance)
1986
Structures and Sculptures, Galerie Offermann, Cologne, Germany (solo)
In Search of the Goddess, Gracie Mansion Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1983
Yoko Ono Piano Drop with Al Hansen, Lisa Cieslik, Galerie Ingo Kummel, Cologne, Germany (Performance)
1982
Petersom Galerie, Berlin, Germany (solo)
DAAD Grant, Berlin, Germany (Performance)
With Beuys, Dieter Rot, Lupertz, Attersee, Wurthie, Iannone, Exil Bar Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
1981
Black Book, Edition and Galerie Hundertmark, Cologne, Germany (solo)
Karl Valentin Museum, Munich, Germany (solo)
Goethe Institute, London, UK (Performance)
English Speaking Theatre, Frankfurt, Germany (Performance)
Stedelijh Museum Stipendium, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Performance)
1980
Munchatelier, Kultusministerium, Oslo, Norway (solo)
1979
Collage and Construction, Galerie A Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
Henie Museum, Oslo, Norway (solo)
Royal Academy of Art, Copenhagen, Denmark (solo)
1977
Odyssey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA (Performance)
1975
Pari Editori Despari, Reggio Emilia, Italy (Performance)
1974
Archive Show, Galerie der Spiegel, Cologne, Germany (solo)
With Cary Fisher, Intergalactic Art Center, Bowery, New York, NY (Performance)
Galerie Onnasch, New York, NY (Performance)
1973
Phenomenatransactionskunst:Hansen, Galerie Block Berlin, Germany
1972
Galerie Inge Baecker, Bochum, Germany (solo)
1970
Galerie Block, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Galerie Ingo Kummel, Cologne, Germany (solo)
Max's Kansas City, New York, NY (Performance)
Communitel Global Video Commune Project with Cary Asher, Cologne; Berlin, Germany (Performance)
1969
La Capella, Trieste, Italy (Performance)
Studio of Gilles Larraine, New York, NY (Performance)
1968
With Nitsch, Paik, Hansen, Moormann, Ortiz, Hendricks and Picard, Judson Gallery, New York, NY (Performance)
1967
Ringelhaupt Gallery, Boston, MA (solo)
Hallmark Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Art Symposium, New York, NY (Performance)
Teatro Stabile di Torino, Turin, Italy (Performance)
Galleria La Bertesca, Genova, Italy (Performance)
Studio D'Arte, Rome, Italy (Performance)
With Ortiz, Hendricks, Toche, Kaprow, Schneemann, Picard, Ono, Moormann, Paik and others, Judson Gallery, New York, NY (Performance)
5TH Annual NY Avantgarde Festival, New York, NY (Performance)
1966
Al Hansen Studio, New York, NY (Performance)
With Higgins, Jones, Knowles, Kobayashi, Kosugi, Moorman, Ono, Schneemann, Patterson, Watts, Williams, 4TH Annual NY Avantgarde Festival, New York, NY (Performance)
With Ono, Ortiz, Oldenburg and others, Art Symptosium, London, UK (Performance)
Galerie Nachst St. Stephan, Vienna, Austria (Performance)
Ay-O: Happening for Sightseeing Bus Trip In Tokyo, Pieces by Higgins, Vostell, Hansen, Kaprow, Spoerri, Filliou, Tokyo, Japan (Performance)
Fluxus Concert with Hansen, Kosugi, Brecht, Corner and others, Forum Theatre, Berlin, Germany (Performance)
1965
Series #3 Untitled Happening; Series #4 Untitled Happening with Higgins, Hansen, Ono, Dieter Rot, Christo and others, Cafe Au Go Go Monday Night Letter World Theatre, New York, NY (Performance)
Third Rail Gallery, New York, NY (Performance)
The Bridge Theatre, New York, NY (Performance)
3RD Annual NY Avantgarde Festival with Paik, Higgins, Satie, Cage, Corner, MacLow, Kaprow, Judson Hall, New York, NY (Performance)
With Brecht, Christo, Filliou, Paik, Ono, Vostell, Young and othersFirst World Congress of Happenings, New York, NY (Performance)
With Summers, Bourdon, Vanderbeek and others, Film-Maker's Cinematheque, New York, NY (Performance)
Merv Griffin, Johnny Carson Show, Network TV, New York, NY (Performance)
1964
Judson Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Performances: 0gadooga with Balkin, Neville and Meyer; Red Dog For Freddie Herko; Piano For Lil Picard with Phoebe Neville; Octopus, Third Rail Gallery, New York, NY (Performance)
Monica Harmonica with Hansen, Herko, MacDowell, New York University, New York, NY (Performance)
Parisol 4 Marisol, Gramercy Arts Theatre, New York, NY (Performance)
With Hansen, Watts, Brecht, Ono, Rot, Christo, Higgins. Series #1 Untitled Happening with Hansen, Vostell and others, Cafe Au Go Go Monday Night Letter World Theatre, New York, NY (Performance)
Series #2 Hansen and NYC Audio Visual Group, New York, NY (Performance)
1963
Fluxus Newsletter No. 5 January 63 (Performance)
An Evening Of Dance with Ranier,Corner, Childs, Rauschenberg and Hansen, Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY (Performance)
Fluxus Anti-Music festival with Hansen, Beuys, Paik, Spoerri and others, State Art Academy Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany (Performance)
New Music at the Pocket Theatre, New York, NY (Performance)
Fluxus Happenings Danger Music with Hansen, Higgins, Knowles, Brecht, Paik and others, Ale Teatern, Stockholm, Denmark (Performance)
Advanced Music by the NY Audio Visual Group with Pieces and Performances by Hansen, Patterson, Higgins, Brecht, Poons and others (Performance)
Yam Festival, Hats by Hansen, Vostell, Kaprow, Brecht, Watts, Smolin Gallery, New York, NY (Performance)
Performance of Parisol 4 Marisol by Al Hansen, Yam Festival, Hardware Poets Warehouse, New York, NY (Performance)
Third Rail Gallery, New York, NY (Performance)
Nikolajkirche, Kopenhagen, Denmark (Performance)
Biennale de Paris with Hansen, Higgins, Brecht, MacLow, Brouwn, Knowles and others, Musee d'Art Moderne, Paris, France (Performance)
Parisol 4 Marisol, Gramercy Arts Theatre, New York, NY (Performance)
1962
George Maciunas Fluxus News Policy Letter No. 1 (Performance)
1961
New York Walking Show, New York, NY (solo)
Hall Street Happening with Hansen, Mailman, Higgins, Poons, Pratt students, 11 year old daughter Bibbe and Neighborhood People, Ergo Suits Festival, East Hampton, NY (Performance)
1960
Watercolors, New York 6 Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
With Parisol 4 Marisol, Bibbe's Tao, Gunboat Panay, Red Dog For Freddy Herko, Hi-Ho Jack Paar Moon, Lofts and Studios in New York, NY (Performance)
With Hansen, Brecht, Kaprow, MacLow, Pratt Institute, New York, NY (Performance)
With Kaprow, Dine and Oldenburg, Judson Church Gallery; Dance Theatre, New York, NY (Performance)
Al Hansen Pieces with Hansen, Higgins, Poons, Young and Johnson, The Living Theatre, New York, NY (Performance)
1959
Below Zero, Rauschenberg, Ol, Reuben Gallery, New York, NY
New Music performed by The Audio Visual Group with Hansen, Higgins, MacLow, Young, Poons, Rauschenberg, , The Living Theatre Performance Action, New York, NY (Performance)
Audio Visual Group performance with Hansen, Cage, Higgins, Kaufman Concert Hall, YMHA, New York, NY (Performance)
1958
Al Hansen with Hansen, Cage, Brecht, Higgins, MacLow, Kaprow, New School For Social Research, New York, NY (Performance)
1950
Poetry Reading, Event Art, Sound Works, Film Events with Al Hansen, Dick Higgins, Larry Poons, Epitome Cafe, New York, NY (Performance)
HEP Amazon Machine Art Kinetic Sight/Sound Asemblage, The Living Theatre Performance Action, New York, NY (Performance)
Concert of New Music. With John Cage, Al Hansen, Dick Higgins, Christian Wolf and Dick Maxfeld (Performance)
1949
Multi-Dias Projection Piece. Sound Tapes with Randolph Ray, New Orleans, LA (Performance)
1946
Piano Drop Vier Etagen (Four Floors) 5-Monatstour, Set Design and Stage Craft - US Soldier Show, Heddernheim; Frankfurt, Germany (Performance)

Public Collections

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Hirshhorn Musuem, Washington, DC
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
The Menil Collection, Houston, TX
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Kolinisches Stadtmusuem, Cologne, Germany
TECTA, Lauenförde, Germany
Museum of Modern Art, Vienna, Austria