Dorothy Iannone, SINGING BOXES: DINNER MUSIC, Eat Art Gallery by Daniel Spoerri, Düsseldorf, 1972
Opening: February 2, 1972, 6 p.m.
Dimensions: 41.8 x 29.4 cm
Further Information: Still today, American artist Dorothy Iannone art often tackles themes of sexuality, ecstasy, love, bodies, and relationships. After meeting Dieter Roth during a trip to Iceland in 1967, the two soon began a relationship. Roth became her muse in many of her paintings and installations. Despite her long career and involvement in the Fluxus movement, she only had her first solo exhibition in the US in 2009, at the New Museum in New York.
This invitation shows her participation in Daniel Spoerri’s Eat Art Gallery program, in which she exhibited her sound installation The Singing Boxes: Dinner Music (1972), consisting of a wooden box with a cassette tape inside. Being one of the very few women to exhibit in a solo show at Eat Art Gallery, her singing box was painted with women carrying male genitals, accompanied by a Fluxus poem that read: “He’ll have everyday a several greeting or I’ll unpeople Egypt….”
Images: Images of the invitation and all other archival documents shown on this page are part of the online collection of Archiv der Avantgarden, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden.