Forty Years of Fluxus By Ken Friedman Publishing history: This article is published as: Friedman, Ken. 2002. “Cuarenta Anos de Fluxus.” Fluxus y Fluxfilms,1962-2002. Berta Sichel, editor, in collaboration with Peter Frank. Madrid: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, 41-83. Copyright © Ken Friedman 2002. All rights reserved This text may be quoted and printed freely with proper acknowledgement…. Read more »
The Digital Salon family of web sites has been consolidated into a single site, here at http://www.DigitalSalon.com The old Digitalsalon.com site is now retired, and my own work now resides on sub-pages of the Digital Salon Fluxus Blog. I hope that you take the time to click through the menu links. Thanks! Allan Revich, M.Ed. Toronto, Canada
Artist and musician, La Monte Young, has been to avant garde music what Ray Johnson was to Mail Art. He was influenced by John Cage, but went on to create his own highly influential oeuvre. When he wrote Trio for Strings, he was still a starving artist eating mustard sandwiches to survive. According to Young [he] “bought the bread and stole the… Read more »
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Thu Jun 04, 2015 – Mon Jun 08, 2015 Fluxus artist Picasso Gaglione will present an exhibition of his flux box sets which he is generously donating for sale to benefit mobius. Each box comprises all aspects of his artwork: rubber stamps, artist stamps, book design, communication and construction but are never formulaic or repetitious. They are treasure boxes of… Read more »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. PLEASE CIRCULATE WIDELY. Fluxus Digital Collection Launch April 7, 2015—We are pleased to announce the launch of The Fluxus Digital Collection. This online archive gathers an eclectic range of artworks by one of the most important movements of the twentieth century. Global in scope, Fluxus members moved between the USA, Europe, East Asia, and elsewhere. They worked… Read more »
Fluxus was an international group of thinkers, artists, composers, performers and designers that first networked themselves together in the late 1950s, then became a performance collective when they took their name in 1962, then a way of working with time and materials and eventually an art movement creating work in several dimensions and media that lasted from the early 60s… Read more »
Here’s the skinny on where you’ll find it happening. Fluxfest Chicago 2015 Schedule of Events: Thursday, Feb 19, 4-8pm: “Kiss” reception (secret location, call 314-276-4802 Day of Event for details) Friday, Feb 20, 12-5pm: Chicago Fluxus Day (Chicago Cultural Center) Friday, Feb 20, 7-?pm: New York Correspondance Dinner of Chicago (Berghoff’s) Saturday, Feb 21, 7-10pm: A Flux -Evening, (6018 North) Sunday,… Read more »
Get it while you can! Cures all pschogenic illnesses. Even cyanosmurfism!
Dates are now confirmed for this year’s annual Chicago Fluxfest. Thursday, February 19 through Sunday, February 22. Nearby Hotels include (in order of price in CDN$) The Congress The Blake Palmer House Hilton The Burnham The Silversmith The poster and more details will be posted as soon as they become available.
Maybe you think Fluxus still lives and you would like to textualise its progress and historical relevance – should you be obliged to read everything written and also look at each and every one of Peter Moore’s 350,000 photographs? ~ Larry Miller ————- and; …there are some points in common among most Fluxworks: 1 internationalism, 2 experimentalism and iconoclasm, 3… Read more »
Or, What I Learned That Fluxus Was/Is/Isn’t/Might be/Should be/Could be We could start with Dada. Some people have called Fluxus “neodada”. Some have called contemporary Fluxus neodada. Those people are wrong. So we won’t start with Dada. Let’s start instead with John Cage. John Cage was not a Fluxus artist, and he had nothing directly to do with the founding… Read more »
THE CAVELLINI FESTIVAL IN NYC 3 day celebration of Guglielmo Achille Cavellini Nov. 14 to 16 to celebrate GAC’s centennial 1914-2014 Friday night November 14 530 pm to 730 pm Reception at Museum of Modern Art library to see their mailings received from Cavellini and to celebrate him and to look at their current mail art historical show called “Analog… Read more »
The annual Chicago Fluxfest took place in February of this year, from the 20th to the 23rd. For a peak at what went on, check out the Fluxfest Scrapbook put together by Mary Campbell. https://archive.org/details/fluxfest2014
IT’S HAPPENING FLUXFEST CHICAGO FEB 21 -24 Feb 21 – Thurs evening Mail Art Exhibit School of the Art Institute Library Wabash Ave Feb 22 -Friday Performances @ The Defibulator 12-5 Feb 23 Saturday Chicago Cultural Center Michigan Ave between Washington & Randolph St Performances Mail Art 0- Film Fest 12-5 6PM Dinner at The Berghoff Feb 24 Sunday 6018… Read more »
Twelve12project To occur simultaneously worldwide at 12/12/12/12/12 (12:12 PM on December 12, 2012) The goal is to get as many people on the planet as possible to create something for one minute at the same time – on 12 December 2012 at 12:12 (12/12/12/12/12)! To allow for some flexibility for more people to participate, your minute of creation can be in the am (00:12)… Read more »
ReSite is an assembling publication where pages have an element of audience participation or interaction. ReSite is part of the tradition of Fluxus editions where anyone can perform a Fluxus action or score. In addition to this performance-based approach, ReSite taps into the rich tradition of the avant-garde with contributions of manifestos and documentation of art actions. Send 40 copies… Read more »
Printed Matter presents the seventh annual NY Art Book Fair, from September 28 to 30, at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens. A preview will be held on the evening of Thursday, September 27. http://nyartbookfair.com/about Over 15,000 artists, book buyers, collectors, dealers, curators, independent publishers, and other enthusiasts attended the NY Art Book Fair in 2011. Hours and Location The… Read more »
With the hype surrounding the Cindy Sherman blockbuster retrospective on the 6th floor, which critics have almost unanimously praised, I was surprised to find that the most invigorating, exciting and generally mind-blowing exhibition at MoMA right now is Exquisite Corpses: Drawing and Disfiguration, a small drawing show on the third floor. Proving the continued importance and relevance of Surrealist art, Exquisite… Read more »
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo Ay-O: Over the Rainbow Once More 4 February–6 May 2012 Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo 4-1-1 Miyoshi, Koto-ku Tokyo 135-0022 Japan www.mot-art-museum.jp Ay-O, “My 192 Friends,” 2011. Ay-O: Over the Rainbow Once More Discover the vibrant world of Ay-O through this retrospective of his work, covering his entire career, from his… Read more »
http://imaginepeace.com/archives/16853 Nice plug from Yoko for contemporary Fluxus. Now… If only she would grace us with a surprise visit too! Wouldn’t that be sweet?
FLUXFEST CHICAGO 2012 February 9th – 12th, 2012 Feb 9th 5:00pm – 7:30pm FROM THE ARCHIVE Mailart and Fluxus from the archives of Fluxus/St. Louis. Opening reception Chicago Art Institute, Joan Flasch Artists Book Collection. 37 S. Wabash, 5th Floor. Feb 10th 2:00pm – 5pm FLUX IT YOURSELF Scores and Performances by Contemporary Fluxus. Publication Exposition and live performances… Read more »
February 9th – 12th, 2012 International Fluxus is gearing up for 4 days of performance and activity in Chicago this February, and are hoping that everyone who can, will join in the festival. If you can’t make it in person, we’d still love to have you included. Please send a score that could be performed, or a simple multiple in… Read more »