The Mushroom Book
Sunday, 28. October 2018, 10:00
The Mushroom Book Credit: John Cage: Mushroom Book (gemeinsam mit Lois Long und Alexander H. Smith, 1972, 59 cm x 38,7 cm x 2,5 cm). Ausschnitt aus der Lithographie von Lois Long in Tafel X. © John Cage Trust, ED 63/75
John Cage, who composed a number of the works being performed at Wien Modern 2018, had a very special relationship witih mushrooms. In 1959, the mushroom expert won 5 million lire in an Italian television quiz, he wrote a number of mushroom recipes and a beautiful book of mushrooms illustrated with drawings. This »Mushroom Book« forms the starting point for an installation in the Wiener Konzerthaus by Vienna-based artist, Claudia Märzendorfer.
The Mushroom Book UA
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