April 2011 in Artforum

April 2011 in Artforum This month, John Armleder illuminates a career of self-differentiation. From minimal paintings to sculptural installations and high design, Armleder creates wryly reoriented objects—seemingly familiar yet unclassifiable. Critic and curator Fabrice Stroun interviews this Swiss artist about the singular practice he has devised—including curation, publication, and collaboration—and about how his artwork manages […]

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Stendhal Gallery From its inception in 1990 in SoHo to its relocation to Chelsea in 2003, Harry Stendhal director of Stendhal Gallery has established a unique presence in the art world, introducing an educational program through museum-quality exhibitions and access to scholarly archival documents. Stendhal Gallery champions the work of historical and contemporary masters, namely […]

Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life

“Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life” George Maciunas, Burglary Fluxkit, 1971, seven-compartment clear box with white paper label containing seven keys, including a roller skate key, dimensions variable. HOOD MUSEUM OF ART Dartmouth College, 6034 Hood Museum of Art April 16–August 7 Discussing his text-based event scores, George Brecht once wrote: “Rather than an […]

Art, life, and the legacy of Fluxus

Art, life, and the legacy of Fluxus HANOVER, N.H. — Any account of the origins of silliness, high jinks, and all-round tomfoolery in contemporary art would have to devote a decent-size chapter to Fluxus. The 1960s and ’70s art phenomenon is the subject of a chuckle-and-snort-inducing — but also timely and admirable — show at […]

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Development of Western Abstract Chirography as a Product of Far Eastern Mentality, A research essay by George Maciunas in fulfillment of the Seminar Course at N.Y.U Institute ofFine Arts given by Dr. Goldwater, 1959 Diagram of Historical Development of Fluxus and Other 4 Dimensional, Aural, Optic, Olfactory, Epithelial and Tactile Art Forms (Incomplete) by George Maciunas Ginger […]

Notes Toward a History of Artistamps

Notes Toward a History of Artistamps John Held, Jr. The first exhibition of artist postage stamps occurred in 1974, when James Warren Felter first identified the field in an exhibition at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. The exhibition subsequently traveled to additional sites in Geneva, Switzerland, and around the United States and Canada, […]

FLUXUS: TO GEORGE WITH LOVE By Deborah Garwood

“If man could experience the world, the concrete world surrounding him, in the same way he experiences art, there would be no need for art, artists, and similar ‘nonproductive’ elements.” -George Maciunas (1) George Maciunas (1931 – 1978) often asserted that Fluxus was not an art movement but a way of life. He became known […]