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Fluxus and the essential questions of life / edited by Jacquelynn Baas ; with contributions by Jacquelynn Baas ... [et al.]
Hanover, N.H. : Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College ; Chicago : In association with the University of Chicago Press, c2011
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 4th Floor  N6494.F55 F57 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Fluxus (Group of artists) -- Exhibitions
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Exhibitions
Subject Maciunas, George, 1931-1978
Physical Description xiv, 133 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Summary "Fluxus--from the Latin, meaning "to flow"--was a radical, international network of artists, composers, and designers in the 1960s and 1970s noted for blurring the boundaries between what we term "art" and what makes up everyday life. Following the work of American Fluxus founder George Maciunus, Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life presents a variety of objects that express the Fluxus mission, while empowering readers to challenge the presumptions we bring to the concept and practice of art making. Based on a large-scale traveling exhibition first organized at Dartmouth College's Hood Museum of Art, this book chronicles the movement in the form of an art self-help book, playfully providing answers to fourteen key questions such as "Art--what is it good for?" and "What am I?" via Fluxus works. Featuring over eighty color and black-and-white illustrations, accompanied by essays from curator Jacquelynn Baas, Fluxus scholars Hannah Higgins and Jacob Proctor, and Fluxus artist Ken Friedman, this book will make an original contribution to our understanding of this provocative moment in modern art."--Publisher's website
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [131]-133)
Contents Food: the raw and the fluxed / Hannah Higgins -- George Maciunas's politics of aesthetics / Jacob Proctor -- Fluxus: a laboratory of ideas / Ken Friedman -- Fluxus and the essential questions of life / Jacquelynn Baas
Note Exhibition schedule: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: April 16-August 7, 2011; Grey Art Gallery, New York University: September 9-December 3, 2011; University of Michigan Museum of Art: February 25-May 20th, 2012
Alternate Author Baas, Jacquelynn, 1948-
Hood Museum of Art

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