• Performance Conservation: Artists Speak

    Performance Conservation: Artists Speak

    Can performance art be conserved – and if so, how? The research project Performance: Conservation, Materiality, Knowledge, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, is hosting its third annual colloquium  Performance Conservation: Artists Speak. Artists engaged with performance will discuss the afterlives and legacies of their work, and even consider performance’s potential to serve as a…

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  • Activating Fluxus: In and Out of the Archive

    Activating Fluxus: In and Out of the Archive

    Friday, May 5, 2023, 10:00-18:30 CEST, online Fondazione Bonotto in collaboration with the research project Activating Fluxus (sponsored by the Swiss National Science Foundation and located at Bern Academy of the Arts, Switzerland), are pleased to announce the public online event: “Activating Fluxus: In and Out of the Archive.” This event brings together eminent speakers…

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Stay tuned for our upcoming research seminars and Fluxus study days.


  • Object—Event—Performance: Art, Materiality, and Continuity

    Object—Event—Performance: Art, Materiality, and Continuity

    Wednesday, February 22, 2023, 17:00-18:30 CET. The recording of the event will be available soon on our youtube channel. The SNSF research project Performance: Conservation, Materiality, Knowledge, in collaboration with the SNSF research project Activating Fluxus, hosted t a public presentation of the book titled Object-Event-Performance: Art, Materiality, and Continuity Since the 1960s (2022; ed.…

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  • Anna Schäffler: The Art of Preservation

    Anna Schäffler: The Art of Preservation

    Wednesday, December 21, 2022, 17:00-18:30 CEST. SNSF Activating Fluxus, in collaboration with SNSF Performance: Conservation, Materiality, Knowledge, is thrilled to announce a lecture by Dr Anna Schäffler. This lecture features a presentation of Schäffler’s recent book, Die Kunst der Erhaltung. Anna Oppermanns Ensembles, zeitgenössische Restaurierung und Nachlasspraxis im Wandel (München: edition metzel, 2021, in German).

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  • Natilee Harren: Fluxus Forms of Activation

    Natilee Harren: Fluxus Forms of Activation

    In a presentation that expands on arguments presented in her award-winning book Fluxus Forms: Scores, Multiples, and the Eternal Network, Natilee Harren considers the multitude of ways Fluxus artists and the inheritors of their legacy have activated and remade one another’s works, both in the moment of the collective’s emergence in the 1960s and in…

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