Ula Lewicka

Fluxus

Latin word, which means "to flow".
An international network of artists, composers and designers, blending different artistic media and disciplines in the 1960s.
In spirit Fluxus resembles Dada movement, emphasizing the concept of anti-art and mocking the seriousness of the modern art.

"*As far as I am concerned, I think that
Fluxus is not a production of objects, of handicraft articles to be used as a decoration in the waiting rooms of dentists and professionals,
Fluxus is not professionalism
Fluxus is not the production of works of art,
Fluxus is not naked women,
Fluxus is not pop art,
Fluxus is not an intellectual avant-garde or light entertainment theatre,
Fluxus is not German expressionism,
Fluxus is not visual poetry for secretaries who are getting bored.

NO

Fluxus is the "event" according to George Brecht:
putting the flower vase on the piano.
Fluxus is the action of life/music: sending for a tango
expert in order to be able to dance on stage.
Fluxus is the creation of a relationship between life and art,
Fluxus is gag, pleasure and shock,
Fluxus is an attitude towards art, towards the non-art of anti-art, towards the negation of one's ego,
Fluxus is the major part of the education as to John Cage, Dadaism and Zen,
Fluxus is light and has a sense of humor."

Ben Vautier "Text on the Fluxus", from the page
http://www.artnotart.com/fluxus/bvautier-textonthefluxus.html