2008-06 George Maciunas- Prefabricated Building System

Julia E. Robinson: Maciunas’ Models Thought in Three Dimensions

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You see, the reason I am so concerned with [functionalism] is that that’s an architect’s training. I mean, that’s the way the architect thinks, he thinks in functionalism otherwise he’s not an architect, he’s a sculptor or a stage designer.1 George Maciunas’s Prefabricated Building System was the most literal expression he ever made of his […]

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2008-06 George Maciunas- Prefabricated Building System

The Fluxhouse Cooperatives By Charles R. Simpson

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The Fluxhouse Cooperatives In 1966 George Maciunas, an artist working in the dadaist tradition of anarchistic and irreverent art, became entranced with the idea of artist cooperatives as a vehicle for the emancipation of artists. Beyond residences and studios, Maciunas hoped to establish collective workshops, food-buying cooperatives, and theaters to link the strengths of various […]

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2008-06 George Maciunas- Prefabricated Building System

From Planned Utopias to Jerry-rigged Realities: The Multiple Forms of Maciunas’s Living-Working Systems By Mari Dumett

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From Planned Utopias to Jerry-rigged Realities: The Multiple Forms of Maciunas’s Living-Working Systems By: Mari Dumett Reflecting on the life of Lithuanian-born artist and Fluxus founder George Maciunas, fellow artist Geoffrey Hendricks once stated: “To understand George it is helpful to reflect on where and how he lived, for the spaces he created paralleled how […]

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