Books about Fluxus 2007
THE DREAM OF FLUXUS:
Distributed on behalf of Hansjörg Mayer
A biography of this leading member of the Fluxus movement
George Maciunas (1931–1978) established strangely radical modes of presentation in the name of Fluxus. In his view the bulk of the conventional art business—museums, theaters, concert halls, opera houses, and publishers—should cease to exist. Traditional works of art were to be replaced by Fluxus. Art was to be so uncomplicated that it could be realized by anyone, anywhere. New pieces would have their copyrights protected and would be available for the price of a paperback.
Maciunas was a staunch opponent of personal enrichment and came up with spartan solutions for almost every life situation. Despite his tireless efforts, he never achieved his ultimate goal, and he died impoverished and in miserable circumstances.
Thomas Kellein, Director of the Kunsthalle Bielefeld since 1996, was formerly curator of the extensive Hanns Sohm Intermedia Archive in the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart.
ISBN-13: 978-0-500-97665-4 / ISBN-10: 0-500-97665-1 · 9" x 91/2" · 100 duotone illustrations · 160 pages · ART
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