Bengt af Klintberg
Willem de Ridder
Elisabeth Delin Hansen
Peter van der Meijden
Henar Riviere Ríos
European Fluxus Festivals 1962-1977. Exhibitions - conferences - activities - publications. Performative aspects will be in the focus. Rich material, much of which is yet to be published (films, audio tapes, photographs, scores, interviews with artists, and eye-witnesses) is presented.
Eric Andersen (DK), Philip Corner (US/IT), Geoffrey Hendricks (US), Bengt af Klintberg (SE), Milan Knížák (CZ), Alison Knowles (US), Jarosław Kozłowski (PL), Vytautas Landsbergis (LT), Larry Miller (US), Ann Noël (GB/DE), Ben Patterson (US/DE), Willem de Ridder (NL), Tamas St.Auby (HU), Ben Vautier (FR) and viele andere
Petra Stegmann (DE, Idee, Koordination) with Bertrand Clavez (FR), Elisabeth Delin Hansen (DK), Peter van der Meijden (NL/DK), Henar Rivière Ríos (ES/DE), Heike Roms (DE/GB), Caroline Ugelstad (NO)
They shaved their heads on stage, "worked" with butter and eggs, destroyed grand pianos, and blew up heads of lettuce. It has been 50 years since a loose band of international young artists made headlines such as "Newest Music in Madhouse-Style," "They Hang up Cabbage and Say it's Art," and "Can No One Stop Happenings?"
It is high time to take a fresh look at the Fluxus festivals of the 1960s and 1970s that took place all over Europe: Wuppertal, Düsseldorf, Wiesbaden, London, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo, Nizza, Vilnius, Prague, Berlin, Aberystwyth, Budapest, Poznań … Performative aspects of Fluxus will be in the focus. Rich material, much of which is yet to be published (films, audio tapes, photographs, scores, interviews with artists, and eye-witnesses) is presented in an interactive exhibition installation and background material is made accessible through a digital archive. Along with artist performances, lectures, and thematic tours, visitors are invited to perform Fluxus compositions themselves.
The exhibition is accompanied by a publication with extensive documentation on 32 European Fluxus festivals of the 1960s and 70s ("The lunatics are on the loose …" European Fluxus Festivals 1962–1977, ed. by Petra Stegmann) with contributions by Jennifer Burkard, Myriam Kroll, Peter van der Meijden, Susanne Rennert, Henar Rivière Ríos, Heike Roms, Vanja Sisek, and artists' contributions.
Funded by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin.
Co-operation: Fachhochschule Potsdam (Fachbereich Design).
Supported by APS 2.0.
Image: Ben Vautier, 26. Juli 1963, Fluxus-Festival in Nizza, Foto © Philippe François
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Petra Stegmann Tel: +49 331 2712266 firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening: 12 Jul 2012, 6pm with performances
by Eric Andersen, Jarosław Kozłowski, Ann Noël, Ben Patterson, Tamas St.Turba, and others.
Akademie der Künste
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