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    Fluxus is Nothing Special

    Ok… so Fluxus is special! But in some ways Fluxus should be nothing special, because the thing that makes Fluxus so special should not be so special. Confused yet? Let me elaborate… For the past century or so, and especially in the past few decades, there have been only two kinds of "official art". Institutional art, and Outsider art. Institutional art includes all of the art that dominates the art market and the dominant art history. To be part of the institutional art machine requires artists to belong to a market driven, academy supported, and financially privileged elite. Artists can become privileged through personal connections with marketplace heavyweights like the…

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    A Book About Death : Matthew Rose

    A BOOK ABOUT DEATH : 1000 ARTISTS CONTRIBUTE 500 POST CARDS EACH TO CREATE AN UNBOUND BOOK ABOUT DEATH. EXHIBITION AT THE EMILY HARVEY FOUNDATION GALLERY IN NEW YORK CITY. OPENING: THURSDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2009. EXHIBITION: 10 – 22 SEPTEMBER 2009. The Memento Mori is time-honored artistic tradition in visual art. This latest variation, A Book About Death, is being organized by Matthew Rose of Paris, France. As of this date (May 3, 2009) artists are still welcome to contribute. Memento mori is a Latin phrase, the translation of which means "Be mindful of death". Memento Mori projects and creations can vary widely, but they share a common purpose; to…

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