The Avant Garde Festival: And Now, Shea Stadium

Peter Frank

November/December 1974


Peter Frank, "The Avant Garde Festival: And Now, Shea Stadium."
Art in America (November/December 1974): 102-106

This extensive article, published in Art in America, covers the history of the Annual Avant Garde Festival up to its eleventh year. Over several pages Peter Frank gives an account of how the festival came about, what difficulties Charlotte Moorman has encountered in organizing it, how it went from an exclusive to a public event, and which artists have been involved since its inception. Frank argues that the art presented at the Festival has not changed much in ten years. However, he praises it for being "wildly uneven" and not just presenting the "Best New Art."