FLUXUS AND THE ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS OF LIFE at Grey Art Gallery
SEPT. 9—DECEMBER 3, 2011
Fluxus—which began in the 1960s as an international network of artists, composers, and designers—resists categorization as an art movement, collective, or group. It also defies traditional geographical, chronological, and medium-based approaches. Instead, Fluxus participants employ a “do-it-yourself” approach, relating their activities to everyday life and to viewers’ experiences. Offering a fresh assessment of Fluxus, the show and its installation are designed to encourage multiple interpretations, exploring what they can teach us about our own position in the world and the works’ relationships to key themes of human existence. Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life features over 100 works, including documents, objects, event scores (short scripts outlining actions to be performed), and Fluxkits (collections of scores, games, and ephemera). Curated by Jaquelynn Baas and organized by the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, the exhibition draws extensively on the George Maciunas Memorial Collection at the Hood and is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.
Also on view at the Grey:
Fluxus at NYU: Before and Beyond