Dear George… Love Charlotte: February 10, Block Museum of Art

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

Picasso Gaglione: The Art of the Flux Box @mobius

Thu Jun 04, 2015Mon 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!

Fluxfest Chicago: Begins Tomorrow!

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)

Fluxfest Chicago 2015

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 poster and more details will be posted as soon as they become available.

Fluxfest Chicago 2013

FLUXFEST CHICAGO – FEB 21 -24 – IT’S HAPPENING!

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 Gallery
6018 N Kenmore
Mail Art Exhibit and Final Get together

Start making your plans for the works you want to perform
notify your friends and family and enemies
FLUXFEST CHICAGO IS HAPPENING!!!

Twelve12project

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) or pm (12:12), but let’s make it be Eastern Time Zone – a New York Minute (GMT – 5 Hours) so we are all creating at the same two minutes on earth.

Draw something, write a song, improvise a piece of music, take a picture (or many pictures), write a poem, create a recipe – use your imagination…but make sure that you limit your work to only that one minute as a way to shape, guide and limit this project.
The act of a simultaneous moment of creation is the goal but, if you would like to share your work, please upload it to this site (make sure to record any performing arts) – that’s it!
Create!

 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Twelve12project/199529353517519

Call for ReSite Submissions, get in the next issue!

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.

Call for submissions to ReSite
Send 40 copies size 21cm x14.8cm (A5). Please leave 2cms on the left hand side for binding. Works can be double sided and can be more than one page. Copies should be flat and landscape format. Pages will be wire-bound. ReSite is an on going project. Each issue holds 20 contributions. Copy sent to all.

Send to: Field Study, P0 Box 1838 Geelong, VIC 3220 Australia

Seventh Annual NY Art Book Fair

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 NY Art Book Fair is free and open to the public.

Preview: Thursday, September 27, 6–9 pm
Friday, September 28, 12 pm–7 pm
Saturday, September 29, 11 am–9 pm
Sunday, September 30, 11 am–7 pm

MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Avenue
Long Island City, NY (map)

At MoMA: Exquisite Corpses: Drawing and Disfiguration

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 Corpses demonstrates that exhibitions do not have to be the biggest or display the hottest contemporary artist to be invigorating. These works easily delve into important artistic issues about the representation of not only the human figure but also the thoughts, emotions, sexuality and experiences contained within it.

The exquisite corpse drawings of the Surrealists were basically an artistic game that invited different artists to take turns drawing a part of the body until it is complete. The result distorts and twists the figure into something I think can be more psychologically true to the human form than academic figure drawing. The works in Exquisite Corpses range from original Surrealist pieces from the 1920s to later work by Georges Bataille, Louise Bourgeoise, Jackson Pollock and contemporary artists such as George Condo and Marcel Dzarma.

Full article on Hyperallergic.com

Cadavre Exquis with Yves Tanguy, Joan Miró, Max Morise, and Man Ray, "Nude" (1926-27), composite drawing of ink, pencil, and colored pencil on paper (via moma.org)

Yoko Ono: Imagine Peace for Fluxfest Chicago

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 – Poster and Schedule


 

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 Coordinated by Fluxpress.
Columbia College Center For Book and Paper Arts ,1104 S. Wabash Av.

Feb 10th 6:00pm
Flux Dinner
The Artist’s Cafe, 412 S. Michigan Av.

Feb 11th 11:00am-5:00pm
Fluxus Day at the Chicago Cultural Center
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., 2nd Floor.

Feb 11th 11:00am – 5:00pm
Mailart Creation Station
An ongoing space with supplies for making and sending Mailart, informing and interacting with the public.
Coordinated by Stampland, Neosho, and Adamandia Kapsalis.

Feb 11th 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Fluxhibition 5.4
small flux-works will travel from the Fluxmuseum Collection to be shown and shared for the day.
Coordinated by Cecil Touchon and the Fluxmuseum.

Feb 11th 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Flux Free For All
over 2000 small fluxworks from postcards to stamps and small objects to be given away … take what you wish.

Feb 11th 1:00pm –1:45pm
Women In Bowlers
a celebration of the women of Fluxus – from its beginnings till now, Coordinated by Picasso Gaglione with Dada Machine Fluxus.

Feb 11th 2:00pm – 2:45pm
Long Form Flux
Longer performance pieces happening throughout the hallways stairwells and niches of the Cultural Center .

Feb 11th 3:00pm – 3:45pm
Be Blank Consort
Avant poetry performance Coordinated by John M. Bennett.

Feb 11th 4:00pm – 5:00pm
One Ring Circus
Contemporary Fluxus scores performed under the G.A.R. dome.

ongoing (8:00am – 6:00pm)
Write Now – Artists And Letterforms
A major exhibition that showcases a diverse range of recent works by artists utilizing letters and text in a wide array of mediums.

ongoing (8:00am – 6:00pm)
The Fluxus, Mailart, and Visual Poetry Project
coordinated by Keith A. Buchholz, is located on and around a 30 ft. long wall as part of this exhibition, and will be open during the day.
Exhibition curated by Nathan Mason.

Feb 11th 6:30 pm
The New York Correspondence School of Chicago Dinner
The Berghoff 17 W. Adams
An extension of Ray Johnson’s historic New York Correspondence School Meetings,
The Berghoff once again welcomes us for a special meal … Bring Mail art Multiples to share and swap. Hosted by The New York Correspondence School of Chicago.

Feb 12th 12:00pm – 4:00pm
FLUX FILM FEST
6018 NORTH, 6018 N. Kenmore, in the Edgewater Neighborhood.
A matinee festival of New Fluxus Film
with a special screening of RE: MACIUNAS a new film by Jonas Mekas – Made for the Lithuanian Biennial. Also, an opportunity to explore 6018 NORTH – a new grassroots non-profit arts center for Performance, Sound, and Alternative Art.
Coordinated by Tricia Van Eck, 6018 North, Andrew Oleksiuk, and Fluxus STL Archive.

This FLUXFEST is Organized by Keith A. Buchholz, and The Contemporary Fluxus Community.
For Further info contact Keith at:
Keith9963@sbcglobal.net
or phone 314-276-4802