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The Fluxus Performance Workbook. Edited by Ken Friedman, Owen Smith, Lauren Sawchyn
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Dada Centennial: Day of the Dead

Call for Works! Deadline Oct 29, 2016

The International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction (collagemuseum.com) with the International Society of Assemblage and Collage Artists (collagist.org)  in Santa Fe, New Mexico invites you to contribute to our celebration of the 100 year Anniversary of DADA! Because The Archives are in Santa Fe, we will also be setting up our first annual Mexican Style Ofrenda (offering) to honor our artistic ancestors. This year we will be celebrating the collage/assemblage Dada artists including Kurt Schwitters, Hannah Höch, Man Ray, John Heartfield, Marcel Duchamp, Jean Arp, Max Ernst, Raoul Hausmann, etc.

The International Post-Dogmatist Group’s Office of the Postulator-General will also be holding a historic Canonization Ceremony for Master (Herr) Kurt Schwitters of Hanover at the opening!

WHAT TO SEND: We are asking you to make a collage in the spirit of Dada such as using chance operations or any other dada technique - send a Merz work - an object for the Ofrenda dedicted to one or more of the DADA artists – send an collage or assemblage homage in the style of one of the DADA artists -  Keep it smallish – 14x11 inches or smaller. Ready to hang is best.

TERMS: There are: NO FEES, NO JURY, NO RETURNS! Your contribution WILL be exhibited and will become a part of the permanent collection of the IMCAC Archives for possible use in future exhibitions and/or publications.

DOCUMENTATION: Your contribution will be exhibited beginning with the opening November 4, 2016 and continue through January 2017. The works will be on permanent exhibit online on our 2016 inventory blog under “Dada Centennial” with a possible catalog produced.

DEADLINE: Please have works in by October 29, 2016! (late works will be added to the exhibition but please be on time if possible) NO TIME TO FRET, JUST DO IT.

Send works to:

Dada Centennial: Day of the Dead
4810 West Alameda Street
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507
Tel. 505-303-3034

Italian artist, Fulgo Silvi, features small artworks submitted from around the world, on his beard. That's right. His beard is an art gallery!

You too can be featured on Fulgor Silvi's beard! The most exclusive small gallery anywhere!

Beard Gallery Poster

Send 5 pieces, each one 5cm x 5cm to:

Fulgor Silvi
Via Pagino 1
61040 Frontone (PU)
ITALY

This summer, Alison Knowles is making a salad—and she needs your help.

The legendary performance artist will be performing her seminal Make A Salad (1962) at Art Basel. However this is no ordinary meal. Performers will prepare various salad ingredients before emptying the contents onto a large tarp. Fair visitors and onlookers can participate by helping to toss the salad high into the air, before it is served.

Image of Alison Knowles Tossing a giant salad
Alison Knowles Salad Toss

The 82-year-old artist's work will be performed in "Unlimited," a platform which gives galleries and artists to display works that transcend the traditional art fair stand, such as large-scale sculptures, video projections, installations, or performance art.

Gianni Jetzer, a curator-at-large for the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC, is curating "Unlimited" for the fifth consecutive year.

 

Fluxfest Chicago 2016 Poster

FLUXFEST CHICAGO 2016
A Schedule of events:

Thursday, May 26th 4-7 PM
Exhibition Opening and Reception - "DO IT NOW" - Contemporary Networking in Mailart and Fluxus"
Joan Flasch Artistbook Library, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
37 S. Wabash Avenue, Suite 508, Chicago
* Dinner to follow at Italian Village, 71 W. Monroe, Chicago

Friday, May 27th 11-5 PM
CHICAGO FLUXUS DAY - Performances, Installations, Mailart Making, Mayhem ...
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., Chicago
* as usual, we'll meet for breakfast around 9:30 or so at Patisserie Toni, 65 E. Washington St.

Friday, May 27th 7 PM
New York Correspondance School of Chicago Annual Dinner and Meeting -
Honoring William S. Wilson
The Berghoff, 17 West Adams, Chicago

Saturday, May 28th 10 AM - ?
A Tour of "A Feast of Astonishments: Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde, 1960s–1980s"
Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston
Fluxus Street Theatre
Guerrilla Performance activities on the Plaza at the Museum
* Dinner to follow at Union Pizzeria, 1245 Chicago Ave. Evanston

Sunday, May 29th 11-4 PM
Final Gathering: Potluck Performance, Conversation, Collaboration, Community ...
6018North - Chicago’s Home for Experimental Arts & Culture, 6018 North Kenmore, Edgewater
* Please bring food and drinks to share, Scores and Pieces to perform ...

Other ways to be involved :

1. " DO IT NOW "
is a call for Mailart, Objects, Documentation, Photos, Vispo, Artistamps, Net-Art, Letters, Artistbooks, Trashpo, Scores, and anything you can imagine. There are no boundaries to this show.
***THIS SHOW IS FOR THE ENTIRE AVANT GARDE COMMUNITY. MAILARTISTS, FLUXUS PEOPLE, NETWORKERS, POETS, ANTI-ARTISTS, STAMP MAKERS, NET-ARTISTS .... EVERYONE.
The idea is to show what we're working on NOW, your freshest ideas, in any medium .....
Works must be received by May 15th, 2016 for inclusion in this exhibition.
Works can be sent by mail to:

"NOW"
c/o Fluxus West
3449 Hartford St.
Saint Louis, Mo.
63118 U.S.A.
or send net - works by email to Keith9963@Sbcglobal.net
* please use "DO IT NOW" in the email title.

Exhibition will open May 26th and will run through June 2016 at the Joan Flasch Artistbook Library Gallery, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Illinois, U.S.A. and is curated by Keith A. Buchholz.

2. Send Multiples .......
Multiples and small artworks will be freely distributed to the public during our performance events on Saturday at the Chicago Cultural Center. Please send any type of multiple that you would like distributed and we will do so.
It's always great to put artwork into the hands of the people !!!
Deadline for inclusion is May 10th, 2016
Multiples can be sent to:

FLUXFEST
C/O FLUXUS WEST
3449 Hartford Street
Saint Louis, Mo.
63118 U.S.A.

3. Send us a Score or Performance idea.
Email us your Scores or Performance Ideas that we can realize at the festival.
Scores that we receive will be distributed among participants and performed during one of the week's events. we will present the work as your piece, and email you after the event to let you know where it was performed.
Scores must be sent by May 10th, 2016 for inclusion.
Send Scores to :

Keith9963@sbcglobal.net with the header "Fluxfest Score".

Questions, Concerns, Ideas ???
Please contact Keith Buchholz by Email at Keith9963@sbcglobal.net
Thanks !

Keith A. Buchholz
Director, Fluxus West

It's ON Folks!
 May 26th through 29th

A series of events will happen in Chicago,
as well as a Mailart show, Live Art, Score performances, a salute to the 100th anniversary of DADA, and more.

Details and Festival Poster to follow soon. In the meantime, mark your calendars, book your hotel, and reserve your flight.

It's gonna be FABULOUS!

Charlotte Moorman Performance
Charlotte Moorman Performance

Some Fluxus artists picketed the festival in 1964, others performed in it—a number did both.

Lecture Demonstration: Dear George...Love, Charlotte: Fluxus in the Annual Avant Garde Festivals Wednesday, February 10, 6:00pm Block Museum

"Dear George… Love Charlotte" will illuminate parts of a social and aesthetic network that connected Charlotte Moorman and the Annual Avant Garde Festivals to Fluxus, despite the protestations of Fluxus’ major-domo, George Maciunas. Originating Fluxus artists such as Alison Knowles, Dick Higgins and Jackson Mac Low were regular participants; Yoko Ono, Emmett Williams and George Brecht were represented in performance. Some Fluxus artists picketed the festival in 1964, others performed in it—a number did both. This international Fluxus family argued, celebrated, and created together or through the mail. Incorporating readings and events, Simon Anderson—Associate Professor of Art History, Theory and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Fluxus historian—will discuss their antics and perform some of their work, revealing a few of the elements that divided and conjoined these artists during this transformational period.

Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208 map it

http://planitpurple.northwestern.edu/event/487568

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 art secrets revealed.

 

Picasso Gaglione: The Art of the Flux Box @mobius
Picasso Gaglione: The Art of the Flux Box @mobius

Exhibition: June 4-7 (gallery hours tbd)
Monday June 8th:
6-8pm :: exhibition
7:32pm :: Performance: Domel - Gaglione
Post-performance :: all invited to flux dinner (going dutch at nearby restaurant

NOTE: All Fluxus performance artists are welcome to perform at this venue on June 8th!

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, Feb 22, 12-5pm: Listening party, (6018 North)

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