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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 Network." Museum of Modern Art, Cullman Education Building, 4 W 54 St., New York. Saturday November 15 10 am Meet and go to the various museums around town and unfurl a Cavellini 1914-2014 banner for the purposes of self-historification. Meet at Guggenheim Museum at 10 am. 12 to 2 pm Richard L. Feigen & Co. viewing of "Ray Johnson's Art World" exhibition with their archivist, Diana Bowers. 34 E 69th St, New York, NY. 3 to 5pm Lynch Tham, a gallery on the Lower East Side presents a centennial exhibition of works of Cavellini from his estate and some performances. 175 Rivington Street, New York, NY. 6-10 pm Whitebox Art Center Lower East Side for a mail art show in honor of GAC. Opening, performances and poetry readings. 329 Broome Street, New York, NY. Whitebox and Lynch Tham Performance Lineup: Performances by: Mark Bloch | Britta Wheeler as Belinda Powell | William Evertson from Easthampton, Connecticut Giovanni and Renatta Strada from Ravenna, Italy | Pasha Radetzki from the Republic of Belarus Poetry by Valery Oisteanu | Steve Dalachinsky | Yuko Otomo | Ron Kolm | Bonny Finberg Jeffrey Cyphers Wright | Allan Graubard Music by Antonello Parisi (piano rhodes) with Michael Gam (bass) and Julieta Eugenio (tenor sax) Video by Richard Kostelanetz | Galeazzo Nardini and the Italian Museum | Jennifer Weigel Guglielmo Achille Cavellini and others Sunday November 16 9:30 am New York Correspondence Brunch Meeting in honor of Cavellini and Ray Johnson and also Buster Cleveland, John Evans, Dick Higgins, David Cole, Fernand Barbot, Carlo Pittore and other late New York mail artists at Katz's Deli. 205 E. Houston St, New York, NY. 3 day celebration of Cavellini Nov. 14 to 16 to celebrate GAC 1914-2014. Organized by Mark Bloch read more

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 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. read more

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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 early works to the present day.

Born in Ibaraki Prefecture in 1931, Ay-O, together with Masuo Ikeda and others, was active in the Demokrato Artists Association during the fifties, attracting notice for his brightly-colored oil paintings. In 1958 he moved to New York, where he used tangible objects to try to create dialogues with the world that can be perceived through the senses, resulting in his 'finger boxes', in which a finger is inserted into a hole in the side of a box to feel the material hidden inside, installation works that incorporate their surrounding environment, etc., going beyond the confines of the painting to produce works that appeal to the five senses. During the sixties, when everyday things or actions were translated into art, Ay-O received attention for his pioneering installations that he called 'environments'. As a member of the Fluxus movement, which went beyond the narrow divisions of genre to include musicians, poets and artists, its activities extending to performances and printed works to establish the foundations of today's diversity of art, he worked with such people as Yoko Ono and Nam June Paik. Finally, he rebelled against the concept of creating works consisting of lines, instead filling his motifs with the colors of the spectrum, from red to purple, giving birth to his 'rainbow' works, becoming famous throughout the world as the 'rainbow artist' subsequent to his exhibition at the 1966 Venice Biennale. Ay-O's struggle with the rainbow was expressed in a variety of genres including prints, paintings and installations, and still continues to the present day. This is the largest-ever exhibition to be held of his work, presenting numerous paintings from the rainbow series, an interactive installation that people are invited to appreciate through touch, a new work that is 30 meters in length and contains a rainbow consisting of 192 colors, a 300 meters long banner that was suspended from the Eiffel Tower in 1987 and recordings of his performance works. The gallery will overflow with Ay-O's optimistic world. read more

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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 an edition of 50 or more that we can give away. More details below ... read more

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There have never been really solid lines demarking where Fluxus starts and stops.

To my mind there are some things that are clearly Fluxus and others that are clearly not Fluxus, but there is a heck of a lot of grey in between. For example, I am not currently aware of any pure audio art (sound art without a background event score or visible performers) that was made or exhibited during the first Fluxus era. But I think that sound art is the ultimate expression of Intermedia, and Intermedia is/was fundamental to understanding Fluxus. read more

In the spirit of Fluxus, Performa will produce an intensive 52-hour program (Friday, November 11, 5:00 pm) across New York City, collaborating with members of the Performa Consortium. A five-part program will be presented in several key Fluxus forms, honoring the history and prompting the making of new Fluxus actions, objects, music, film, and ideas for the twenty-first century. The projects, ranging in size from large events to small-scale gestures, will be concentrated in downtown Manhattan in tribute to Fluxus history, and to George Maciunas and the Fluxus pioneers who lived and worked there. read more

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