Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Next Fluxus item, Fluxkits

Artist Alison Knowles talks about Fluxkit as a contradiction of framed pieces of art on a wall, something you could hold in your hand. Knowles said what Fluxus taught us is that the everyday was pretty interesting.


Filmed in conjunction with the exhibition Thing/Thought: Fluxus Editions, 1962-1978. During the course of the exhibition, the display of Fluxkits-collective groupings of Fluxus Editions assembled by George Maciunas-will change. Artists-some who were original members of Fluxus-have been invited to select objects from the kits and determine their arrangement.
© 2011 The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Examples of Fluxkits


Alison Knowles (American, born 1933). Bean Rolls from Fluxkit. 1965, Fluxus Edition announced 1963. Metal tin with offset label containing dried beans and offset scrolls. 3 1/8 x 3 1/4 x 3 1/4" (8 x 8.3 x 8.2 cm) (tin). 9/16 x 2 3/4" (1.5 x 7 cm) (each scroll, rolled). The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift. © 
2011 Alison Knowles 


Ben Vautier (French, born Italy. 1935). Total Art Matchbox from Flux Year Box 2. c.1968, Fluxus Edition unannounced. Cardboard matchbox with offset label, containing matches. 1/2 x 2 1/16 x 1 1/2" (1.2 x 5.2 x 3.8 cm) (box, closed). The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift. © 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris


George Brecht (American, 1926–2008). Games and Puzzles (Bead and Swim Puzzles) from Flux Year Box 2. c.1968, Fluxus Edition announced 1964. Plastic box with offset label, containing four plastic balls and two offset cards. Designed and assembled by George Maciunas (American, born Lithuania. 1931–1978). 11/16 x 2 5/8 x 2 15/16" (1.7 x 6.7 x 7.5 cm) (box, closed). The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift. © 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Germany

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