FLUXUS in Athens - current Fluxus exhibition
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Athens, Benaki Museum - Pireos Street Annexe
8/10/2007 - 4/11/2007
Fluxus was born in the nineteen sixties, when a group of artists – Georges Maciunas, Joseph Beuys, Ben Vautier, Nam June Paik, Yoko Ono and others – influenced by the Dada movement and by Marcel Duchamp, the teachings of John Cage and zen philosophy, attempted to break down the separation between the arts, to deconstruct the meaning of a work of art and to bring art closer to life. They organised concerts, invented Mail Art, happenings and video art, published theoretical volumes and proclaimed their objection to the commercialisation of art.
Forty years later, Fluxus is still very much alive. This exhibition isn’t simply a retrospective of its forty-year history; most of all it concerns contemporary creativity. The French Institute of Athens is organising the exhibition “Fluxus” in celebration of its centenary, honouring the Institute’s past with a look at art today.
The exhibition opening, on October 8 will include: a concert / performance by Nikos Veliotis, Anastasis Grivas and Anastasia Georgaki (at 20:00), a BIOS intervention (at 20:30), a presentation of the work “Epicyclos” by Yiannis Christou (at 21:00) and a concert performance by Ben, Dreyfus, Patterson, Couroupos Friends (at 21:30).
Curators : Ben Vautier, Caroline Fourgeaud-Laville, Nicolas Feuillie
Coordinators: Isabelle Auriault, Xenia Politou
French Institute at Athens
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