Since George Maciunas used the concept in 1962 for an international magazine of art and anti-art, music and anti-music, poetry and anti-poetry, Fluxus designates an exercise in iconoclasm against the set of conventions and consensus of tradition. artistic. Worldwide meeting area for experimental artists, Fluxus is a porous phenomenon that lacks a strict membership and a prescriptive program other than turning its back on the procedures of professional art, to embark on the radical dissolution of the boundaries between art and life and reconquer the metaphorical power of everyday events.
Fluxus experiments with forms and finds in the intermediate and collective terrain an original expressiveness, more ephemeral, playful and minimalist than solemn and tendentious. Both a happening and a series of instructions to perform a performance can be a Fluxus work, as well as a poem that travels by mail or a concert of broken records. For Fluxus, the movement of consumers in a supermarket can be understood as dance, just as the act of brushing your teeth every morning alone in front of the mirror can help to formulate an ontological question: it seeks to draw attention to what you did not have an artistic motivation and that nevertheless is rediscovered as an unsuspected manifestation of art.
Fluxus written. Textual acts before and after Fluxus contains texts produced by many of those who belonged to the anti-movement, such as Yoko Ono, Allan Kaprow, La Monte Young or Robert Filliou, but also by artists close to their mode of action, coming from other contexts and geographies, and that were linked to the group in a tangential way, such as Marta Minujín, Roberto Jacoby, Edgardo Antonio Vigo or the Zaj collective. Between theory and practice, this book is a key tool to discover the critical originality of a never-ending period in the history of contemporary art.
Texts by: George Brecht, Eduardo Costa, Walter De María, Esther Ferrer, Robert Filliou, Simone Forti, Graciela Gutiérrez Marx, Juan Hidalgo, Dick Higgins, Roberto Jacoby, Ray Johnson, Nam June Paik, Allan Kaprow, Milan Kníák, Július Koller George Maciunas, Oscar Masotta, Larry Miller, Marta Minujín, Roberto Morris, Pauline Oliveros, Yoko Ono, Benjamin Patterson, Mieko (Chieko) Shiomi, Edgardo Antonio Vigo, Wolf Vostell, La Monte Young, Robert Watts.
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