November, 2012 Monthly archive

Some of the relevant litterature I’ve found on the Internet.



Fluxus Portal: http://www.fluxus.org/

Fluxlist archive: http://www.mail-archive.com/fluxlist@scribble.com/

Copenhagen Fluxus Archive: http://www.fluxus-archive.dk/

Artlex.com: http://www.artlex.com/ArtLex/f/fluxus.html

Artpool: http://www.artpool.hu/Defaulte.html

Artnotart: http://www.artnotart.com/fluxus/gmaciunas–.html

Fluxus a la carte (article): http://www.flashartonline.com/interno.php?pagina=whispers_det&id_art=314&det=ok&title=FLUXUS-A-LA-CARTE

Zen and Fluxus (from the Fluxus Reader): http://www.thing.net/~grist/ld/koppany/doris-e.htm

Alison Knowles: http://www.aknowles.com/eventscore.html

Art Historian Peter van der Maijden’s blog: http://petersfluxdeparole.blogspot.dk/



DigitalMailart blog: http://digitalmailart.blogspot.dk/

Effects of the Internet on the Correspondence Art Network: http://www.mailartist.com/honoria/research2003/abstract.htm

Ray Johson Estate (Articles): http://www.rayjohnsonestate.com/research/articles

MailArt.de: http://www.mail-art.de/

Maik Art Projects blog: http://mailartprojects.blogspot.dk/ 

IUMOMA International Union of Mail-Artists


Ruud Janssen mail art interviews: http://www.iuoma.org/interview.html

m@ilart by Matt Ferranto: http://www.spareroom.org/mailart/mis_1.html

Franklin Furnace Mail Art exhibition (FFFlue): http://www.franklinfurnace.org/research/projects/flow/mailart/mailartf.html

Illegal Mail Art (FFFlue): http://www.franklinfurnace.org/research/projects/flow/mailart/Oistetxt.html

On Mail Art: Doo-Da Postage Works (FFFlue)http://www.franklinfurnace.org/research/projects/flow/mailart/Higgtxt.html

The N-titty (FFFlue): http://www.franklinfurnace.org/research/projects/flow/mailart/Pittotxt.html

Mail Art (FFFlue): http://www.franklinfurnace.org/research/projects/flow/BeaDav/beadav.html

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As luck has it, I have just realized that there is a Fluxus exhibition at the museum Nikolaj Kunsthal which also hosted quite a few Fluxus events since the early days of Fluxus in 1962. The museum is also home to the Copenhagen Fluxus Archive that might come in extremely handy, especially because I can see that some of the mentioned artist are Mail-artists like Anna Banana and Ray Johnson are featured here. The archive is filled with Fluxus work all collected by Danish Fluxus artist Knud Pedersen. Knud Pedersen also founded the Art Library, a project, the project which still runs is a library where you can rent a piece of art for the price of a pack of cigarettes.

Knud Pedersen today, picture by: Ilan Brender

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I will probably end up focussing more on the way Fluxus artists gave the audience firsthand experience in the Fluxus art, but I am also fascinated with the role George Maciunas in the creation of the Flux fests, the Fluxus boxes, the Flux house and the Fluxus magazine. He was indeed the curator that I keep babbling about. Fluxus was not him alone and he didn’t own all the different art works and events the contributing created, but he created a platform and a context that joined art together and gave it context.

From the movie: Zefiro Torna Or Scenes From the Life Of George Maciunas

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