NO!art originally generated by a force of TOTAL REJECTION has sprouted elsewhere into a movement of purification and affirmation. The NO!artists had lived underground all right - their exhibits even took place in basements only - and their art too was kept below ground, bound and gagged, suppressed almost forgotten. Most of its members had been finally silenced having beaten their heads bloody against hard stone walls, had ceased working publicly or had died, or continue struggling in the arts, or have switched to other pursuits. Yet someplace else in same and other media, the planted seed had continued growing and multiplying by the hundreds in the four corners of the world. ► Boris Lurie: Shit NO!
INVOLVED ARTISTS: Armento + Aronovici + Baj + Baratella + Becher + Brown + Brunet + Bruno + Brus + Chorbadzhiev + D'Arcangelo + Dayen + De Ruvo + Ehm-Marks + Erro + Fabricius + Fisher + Gatewood + Georges + Gerz + Gillespie + Gilman + Goldman + Golub + Goodman + Hallmann + Hjuler + Kaprow + Kirves + Kusama + Kuzminsky + Lebel + Levitt + Long + Lurie + Mama Baer + Mastrangelo + Mead + Meseck + Patterson + Picard + Pinchevsky + Ramsauer + Rancillac + Roussel + Salmon + Scheibner + Schleinstein + Stahlberg + Stuart + Tambellini + Tobocman + Toche + Tsuchiya + Vostell + Wall + Wolf + Woytasik + Zownir