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Tom Marioni: The Act of Drinking Beer with Friends is the Highest Form of Art
This installation will include a performance and new works from the artist, highlighting the importance of his drawing practice, as well as weekly Free Beer events.
In 1970, California-based conceptual artist Tom Marioni invited 16 friends to have a drink with him at the Oakland Museum of California, the museum’s curator provided the beer, and a tradition was born. By 1973, the artist was hosting weekly salons in his studio and staging the still-ongoing participatory and social piece at designated times, presented in various contexts and by museums across the globe. Though superficially lighthearted, this installation suggests that communion with others,View more
30 West Dale Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903