Fluxfest 2020 Advance Notice

Details are still being worked out, but for 2020, the Fluxlist Fluxfest is being planned for Sunny California.

Most likely location: Los Angeles

Most likely date: February/March

Check in here for details as they become available.

Fluxfest 2019 in Toronto was a big success, Fluxus art happened, performers performed. and everyone loves a parade! Did we mention that the Fluxfest participants marched in Toronto’s world famous Gay Pride Parade? Fluxfest LA promises to be just as much fun.

Fluxfest Toronto is This Month

Fluxfest 2019 Toronto

Fluxfest 2019 Toronto June 20-23

Big Ideas in Small Art

Big Ideas in Small Art show. Concurrent with Fluxfest 2019 in Toronto. June 20 to June 23

A Big Idea for Small Art Works

Opening June 21, 2019

The Toronto Big Ideas in Small Art show is set to become a mainstay of the Toronto visual arts scene. It is an open invitation for visual artists everywhere to take part in a fun and fabulous group show, hosted by the Sheldon Rose Gallery on Avenue Road in Toronto. This year’s show will be co-curated by Allan Revich and Sheldon Rose, and the exhibition will take place concurrently with Fluxfest Toronto 2019. The opening, on June 21st promises to be super exciting, with an international exhibition mail art on the theme of “Pride” (opening is during Toronto Pride Week), and multiple Fluxus Event Scores performed by an international group of artists.

Information for Artists

Information for Visitors

Fluxlist Fluxfest Toronto 2019

Tenth Annual Fluxlist Fluxfest:
to be Held in Toronto in 2019

Fluxlist Fluxfest Chicago 2017. Performance of event score by Allen Bukkoff

Chicago 2017. Performance of event score by Allen Bukkoff

The first Fluxlist Fluxfest was held in New York City in conjunction with Matthew Rose‘s 2009 A Book About Death event at the Emily Harvey Foundation. Over the decade since then, the Fluxlist has presented at least one Fluxfest every year. First in NYC, and then in Chicago, with occasional other Fluxus festivals in other cities and states.

For the first time ever, Toronto, Canada has been chosen as the site for the Fluxlist Fluxfest.

Venues are being lined up. Dates are being firmed up. But mark your calendars today for the third weekend in June!

Planned dates (2019):
Thursday June 20th for “meet and greet”, though Sunday June 23rd.

A clip from the show at Emily Harvey, as part of Matthew Rose’s ABAD

Performances from Fluxlist Fluxfest 2011 in New York City.
Performances at Printed Matter

2012 Performances. Chicago

 

Fluxfest Chicago 2018

Yes! There is going to be a Fluxfest in Chicago in 2018, and you can be there.

Fluxfest 2018 - Participating Artists in 2017 (Performance)

Fluxfest 2018 – Participating Artists in 2017 (Performance)

Dates:

Memorial Day Weekend
Thursday May 24 through Sunday May 27

Details will be added as they become available.
Suggested hotel is The Silversmith in the Chicago Loop

Instant Fluxfest Kit: The Fluxus Performance Workbook

The Fluxus Performance Workbook. Edited by Ken Friedman, Owen Smith, Lauren Sawchyn

550 Classic Fluxus Performance Scores

Hey kids! Get your gang together and have your very own Instant Fluxfest!

Just download the incredible Fluxus Performance Workbook and get busy performing the scores that have entertained and enlightened generations of Fluxus enthusiasts round the world.

The Fluxus Performance Workbook. It’s Free! Get yours today!

Download it now (PDF)

The Fluxus Performance Workbook. Edited by Ken Friedman, Owen Smith, Lauren Sawchyn

The Fluxus Performance Workbook. Get yours today!

 

Chicago Fluxfest 2017: Hold These Dates

Fluxfest Chicago 2017 May 23 to May 28

It’s Another Fluxfest! May 25 though May 28

FLUXFEST CHICAGO 2017

Don’t ask too many questions!!!
Only the dates are official for now but our agent on the ground, our man in the street, our favorite fluxy impresario is making things happen.

Call for Works! Dada Centennial: Day of the Dead

Kurt Schwitter

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 – 14×11 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

The Beard Gallery

Fulgor Silvi beard gallery exhibit, artwork of Maria Cristina Ponzetti

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

Alison Knowles is making a salad—and she needs your help

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 2016 – Chicago

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

Fluxfest Chicago 2016

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!