Julia Robinson: Working In the Spirit of Fluxus
How do museums handle the legacy of a collectivist initiative whose life and energy had a great deal to do with its avoidance of museums, galleries, and the art market? Julia Robinson, Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art in the Department of Art History at New York University, speak about the musealization and preservation…
Sally Kawamura: Towards Infinity: Mieko Shiomi’s “Transmedia”
Associated researcher Sally Kawamura explores the idea of “transmedia,” a term first coined by artist Mieko Shiomi in 2012. This concept refers to the process of creating new works or responses to existing pieces or concepts. Shiomi’s ideas resonate with other artistic attempts to build upon pre-existing work, particularly within Fluxus.
Stefanie Manthey: ‘The common arts of Fluxus’
Stefanie Manthey, one of our associated researchers in the Activating Fluxus network, has contributed an article to the first HKB newspaper of 2023. Stefanie’s article, ‘The common arts of Fluxus’, highlights the playful agency of Fluxus objects, performances, and events created in the 1960s-70s, and additionally considers the methodological potential of Fluxus play for contemporary…
2023 with Fluxus: Must-see exhibitions
We are celebrating the beginning of 2023 with a compilation of the present and forthcoming exhibitions featuring Fluxus and Fluxus artists. We will be updating this list on a regular basis. If you feel we have missed an exhibition, email us at email@example.com, or pm to our Twitter account @activatingflux. Germany Hamburger Bahnhof | Museum…
Activating Fluxus now on YouTube
We have just launched our project’s YouTube channel! The channel has been designed to feature recorded lectures and research seminars organized within our project, Activating Fluxus. The channel will also feature video interviews and stories illustrating the Radio Fluxus episodes and other products of our research activities.
New Book on the Block: Object—Event—Performance
This blog post celebrates the publication of a new volume, Object—Event—Performance: Art, Materiality, and Continuity Since the 1960s, published from the Bard Graduate Center, New York this summer (2022) and distributed by The University of Chicago Press. Read the blog to find out which chapters address project and Fluxus-relevant questions.
We are on the air: Tune in to Radio Fluxus!
Radio Fluxus: Stories from the Fluxus Archives has gone online! In this podcast, we are inviting scholars, artists, curators, conservators, researchers and Fluxus enthusiasts to tell their stories about Fluxus works and to share views on their use and activation. Tune in and check out our two brand new episodes!
We are hiring a PhD candidate on the project!
Thank you for your numerous applications! We received many enthusiastic and most engaging applications from all over the world and across disciplines. We are currently in the process of evaluating the pool of candidates and will be informing everyone shortly.
Hello: We are SNSF Activating Fluxus!
Hi and welcome to the webpage of our project, Activating Fluxus. The project, which has been funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation 2022-26, is situated at the Bern University of the Arts, Institute of Materiality in Art and Culture. Please subscribe to our website, watch out for our newsletters and join us during the…