short biography

Ben Patterson, born 1934 in Pittsburgh/ Pennsylvania, died 2016 in Wiesbaden, lived and worked in Wiebaden /Deutschland and New York. He studied bass, composition and conducting at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. Since 1960, Patterson had a variety of exhibitions, options, performances etc. in museums and galleries throughout the world. With George Maciunas and Emmett Williams he organized the Fluxus Festival of Latest Contemporary Music in the Museum Wiesbaden 1962. In 2012 Ben Patterson was honoured with a big retrospective at the Nassau Kunstverein Wiesbaden, which was previously seen in parts at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.

Fluxus movement, ironic objects and collages, performances, concert evenings with improvised electro-acoustic music

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solo exhibition

Ben Patterson - do not be afraid of long silences

opening: 05. Apr 2019
06. Apr 2019 10. Oct 2019
  • 28. Oct 27. Feb 2011
    FLUXUS EAST Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Hovikodden
  • 30. Nov 13. Jan 2008
    FLUXUS EAST Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius °
  • 27. Sep 04. Nov
    FLUXUS EAST Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
  • 06. May 04. Nov
    Vertigo MAMbo Bologna