The Fluxus reader.

By: Friedman, Ken.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Chichester : Academy Editions, 1998Description: x,309p, 25cm.ISBN: 0471978582.Subject(s): Art | History | Design | Fluxus (Group of artists)DDC classification: 709.046FRI
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The Fluxus Reader offers the first comprehensive overview on this challenging and controversial group. Fluxus began in the 1950s as a loose, international community of artists, architects, composers and designers. By the 1960s, Fluxus had become a laboratory of ideas and an arena for artistic experimentation in Europe, Asia and the United States. Described as 'the most radical and experimental art movement of the 1960s', Fluxus challenged conventional thinking on art and culture for over four decades. It had a central role in the birth of such key contemporary art forms as concept art, installation, performance art, intermedia and video. Despite this influence, the scope and scale of this unique phenomenon have made it difficult to explain Fluxus in normative historical and critical terms.

Includes index.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Three Histories
  • Developing a Fluxable Forum: Early Performance and Publishing
  • Fluxus, Fluxion, Flushoe: The 1970s
  • Fluxus Fortuna
  • Theories of Fluxus
  • Boredom and Oblivion
  • Zen Vaudeville: A Medi(t)ation in the Margins of Fluxus
  • Fluxus as a Laboratory
  • Critical and Historical Perspectives
  • Fluxus History and Trans-History: Competing Strategies for Empowerment
  • Historical Design and Social Purpose: A Note on the Relationship of Fluxus to Modernism
  • 25A Spirit of Large Goals2: Fluxus, Dada and Postmodern Cultural Theory at Two Speeds
  • Three Fluxus Voices
  • Transcript of the Videotaped Interview with George Maciunas
  • Selections from an Interview with Billie Maciunas
  • Maybe Fluxus (A Para-Interrogative Guide for the Neoteric Transmuter, Tinder, Tinker and Totalist)
  • Two Fluxus Theories
  • Fluxus: Theory and Reception
  • Fluxus and Company
  • Documents of Fluxus
  • Fluxus Chronology: Key Moments and Events
  • A List of Selected Fluxus Art Works and Related Primary Source Materials
  • A List of Selected Fluxus Sources and Related Secondary Sources
  • Index