Raphael Montañez Ortíz
October 31, 2012
Since the late 1950s Raphael Montañez Ortíz has directly engaged with the violent and destructive tendencies of society through found objects and action-based art. A veteran of Fluxus and the Destruction Art movement of the 1960s, Ortíz is best known for his piano destruction concerts, but his practice encompasses film, video, sculpture and subtler forms of performance art. At the MFA, Ortíz invites Boston-area performance artists, students and the audience to engage in a new performance, which will be followed by a video screening of several rarely seen works.
This is a FREE event, from 7-9PM on Halloween night. On Wednesday nights after 4 pm MFA admission is by voluntary contribution only. Arrive early to explore the galleries and visit Slippery Surfaces, a video art exhibition in the Krupp Gallery (264) that includes a mesmerizing laser scratch video by Ortíz – The Kiss, 1985.
Funds provided by the generous support of Carolyn Fine Friedman and Jeremiah Friedman.