Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Follow the Fluxus

If I had to choose one thing you cannot miss currently in New York, I would definitely recommend you this exhibit at the Moma:
I had vaguely heard about Fluxus but I did not really know what it was before I discovered this exhibit thanks to Diego Riveira!

Fluxus designate a contemporary art movement born in the sixties and mainly related to visual art, litterature and music. Influenced by the dadaisme and a philosophy of zenitude, fluxus aims at systematically rejecting any institutions or form of art as a work. Fluxus embraced many of the concepts and practices associated with the post-war avant-garde of western Europe and North America, including those of Lettrism, concrete poetry, concrete and random music,

The manifesto of 1963 exhorted the artist to ‘purge the world of bourgeois sickness, “intellectual”, professional and commercialized culture … dead art, imitation, artificial art, abstract art, illusionistic art … promote a revolutionary flood and tide in art, promote living art, anti-art, … non art reality to be grasped by all peoples, not only critics, dilettantes and professionals’. The Fluxmanifesto on Fluxamusement used innovative typography and ready-made printed images to communicate the concept of the self-sufficiency of the audience, an art where anything can substitute for an art work and anyone can produce it.

I have rarely seen anything so cool as Fluxus, it makes me feel like joining it such as John Cage, Joseph Beuys, Yoko Ono,Nam June Paik, Robert Filliou, Dick Higgins, Henry Brecht, Henry Flyn, Ben Vautier and so many other great people you will get to know.


A découvrir de toute urgence!

Definitely go, check it, it might change your life!

@ Moma until January 16

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