FLUXUS Fluxus in Deutschland 1962 – 1994
16.05.2011 - 24.07. 2011
FLUXUS / Fluxus in Deutschland 1962 – 1994
In 1962, the first Fluxus Festival took place in the City Museum of Wiesbaden. George Maciunas, a Lithuanian artist trained in New York, had conceptionalized a series of concerts under the title ''Fluxus International Festival of Most Recent Music''. From then on, the term ''fluxus'' was the term for concerts and events, manifestos and editions, which have taken place and/or been published mainly in Europe, the United States and Japan.
The roots of the fluxus movement lie in the experimental directions of art at the beginning of the 20th century. All the artists associated with fluxus work on and with forms of art which transcend the existing categories of art, whether they come from music or language, from the fine arts or from dance. The protagonists over the years have been the following, among others: Joseph Beuys, John Cage, Robert Filliou, Nam June Paik, Gerhard Rühm, Daniel Spoerri, and Wolf Vostell.
Fluxus – in a free interpretation based on Lewis Carroll – means a long story with many knots. In order to tell, describe or present this story, the ifa exhibition documents original works by fluxus artists as well as the most important photographic, film and tape documents. Complementary objects include books, catalogues, magazines, posters, invitation cards, folded sheets, and music scores