Fluxus returns to its original interactive spirit at Art Interactive with the exhibition Do-It-Yourself Fluxus. Come and see, play, perform, create, and experience some of the best-known works from this influential art movement. This show features the art of celebrated artists George Brecht, Alison Knowles, George Maciunas, Larry Miller, Yoko Ono, Takako Saito, Mieko Shiomi, and Ay-O. True to Art Interactive’s mission, the works in Do-It-Yourself Fluxus will not be contained behind glass, ropes, or other barriers that all too often rob Fluxus of its participatory, personal, and performative meaning. You’ll be able to experience Fluxus up-close-and-personal.
Do-It-Yourself Fluxus not only relays the movement’s imaginative beginnings from the early 1960s, but also conveys how it has continued to evolve and to shape how artists conceptualize the artistic process today. The exhibition features a new iteration of internationally acclaimed Fluxus artist Larry Miller’s Flux Labyrinth, originally constructed in 1976. In the New England premier of another work, you will have the chance to put your stamp on the global map of Yoko Ono’s “Imagine Peace,” which was created in response to current world events and is featured at this year’s Venice Biennale. Meanwhile, keep an eye out for our Flux Performers when you come and visit the gallery – they may give you their own spontaneous interpretation of the many Fluxus Event scores and games that will be on view.
It’s an extraordinary opportunity to see this international experimental art movement in a new yet truly historical guise. Don’t miss your chance to experience the early spirit of interactive art.
Friday, October 24, 6-9pm
Opening Reception Free and open to the public
Sundays, October 26 – November 23, after 2pm
Sundays in Flux Come to the gallery to help our Flux Performers bring the exhibition to life!
Saturday, November 8, 7pm
Flux Concert featuring Larry Miller At the YWCA of Cambridge, 7 Temple Street.
Reception following at Art Interactive. $10 Adults, $5 Students & Members, Children under 12 free.
Sunday, November 16, 2pm
Saturday, December 13, 5-7pm
Members-Only Lecture and Reception with curator Midori Yoshimoto. For more information about member registration, please contact email@example.com
For more details about these programs or to schedule other educational visits, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Thanks to:
Ay-O, Alison Knowles, Yoko Ono and her staff, Karla Merrifield of Studio One, Takako Saito, Mieko Shiomi, Yasunao Tone, Jon Hendricks, Curator of Yoko Ono and the Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection in Detroit, Barbara Moore of Bound & Unbound, and C. Greg Hagerty.
The Exhibition Team
Midori Yoshimoto, Curator. Sharon Matt Atkins, Exhibition Coordinator. Nishant Lall, Exhibition Design. Tanja Neubert, Graphics Design. Hiroko Kikuchi, Performance Coordinator. Catherine D’Ignazio, Event Score Design. Emanuel Lewin, Installation. Winnie Wong, Editor. Irene Buchine and Melissa Wiemken, Graphics Editors. Marie Figueredo, Education Tours. Amy Bauman, Membership. Keith DiMatteo, Web. Stephanie Davenport, Media Coordinator. Heather Stewart, Press Relations Intern. Jennah Kriebel, Props. George Fifield, DVD production.
Dirk Adams, Barbara Barry, Betty Bolivar, James Dai, Catherine D’Ignazio, Mark Edwards, Dan Hirsh, William Ho, Jeff Huckleberry, Sandy Huckleberry, Bryce Kauffman, Hiroko Kikuchi, Jeremy Liu, Natalie Loveless, Pirun, Vivian Poey, Meg Rotzel, Amy Sanford, Jennifer Schmidt, Alice Vogler, Lai Ying Yu.