John M. Bennett has been (and continues to be) a prolific author and publisher of avant garde poetry and experimental writing. He is an active and inspirational member of the contemporary Fluxus community, and along with his wife, Cathy Mehrle Bennett, is also an active participant in the international network of mail artists. Since 1974, …
FLUXFEST CHICAGO 2017 Itinerary: Thursday, May 25. Opening reception, connections… Don E Boyd and art networking. 4 to 7 PM, Joan Flasch artist book library, school of the Art Institute of Chicago. Dinner to follow, at Italian Village. Friday, May 26th. Meet at 9 AM at Patisserie Toni for breakfast, followed by a visit to …
VIto Acconci, performance and video artist, who was hugely influential in the New York art world, and in the world at large, died on Thursday, April 28th in NYC.
Like many in my generation, I first became aware of his work in the early 70s through his piece, “Seedbed“, in which he built a ramp in a Manhattan art gallery, and lay hidden underneath it – masturbating while visitors walked above him. I fell in love with the idea of pushing art to new limits, and the feeling of artistic freedom and liberation from the constraints of the canvas.
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 …
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!
Send 5 pieces, each one 5cm x 5cm to:
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George Maciunas (1931–1978) was a co-founder, and the self-appointed leader of Fluxus, an international community of artists, which was especially active in the United States, Japan, and Europe during the 1960s and 1970s. Today, the Fluxus network continues to thrive in the traditions established all those years ago by Maciuanas and his contemporaries.
Manhattan-based artist and filmmaker Jeffrey Perkins, who met Maciunas several times and has long been associated with many of Fluxus’s key figures, has been gathering research material and shooting interviews with surviving Fluxus luminaries for George, a documentary film he is producing that will chronicle the life and achievements of the avant-garde group’s legendary leader.
Full article about the project is available on HyperAllergic.com
What characteristics of an artwork serve to identify a piece as belonging to, or related to, Fluxus? Historically many artists working in different media have related their work to Fluxus. Some of these artists belonged to a group surrounding the Lithuanian-American artist, George Maciunas, and the American artist, Dick Higgins. After the death of Maciunas, Higgins …
Poster made by Allen Bukoff of Fluxus Midwest, after Fluxfest Chicago 2016. Allen has generously made downloadable and printable copies available on his website at,
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 …
I decided it was time to make some of my smaller scale art works available for sale on the arts & crafts web marketplace, Etsy.com
I have drawings and paintings there, all of which stay pretty true to my Fluxus sensibilities. Check ’em out. Buy something! The prices are pretty darn low for original artwork from a famous artist like me.
My store is called (what else?) RED CIRCLE FLUXUS