London: Academy Group Ltd., 1993. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's photo-illustrated glossy stiff paper wraps.
Art & Design Magazine monograph on Fluxus, edited by art historian and curator Johan Pijnappel. Fluxus was an avant-garde art movement of the 1960s and 70s comprising a community of artists, composers, designers, and poets whose work focused on the primacy of the artistic process over the final product of the artwork. Rooted in experimental music and centered around the avant-garde composer John Cage, Fluxus was formally organized through the Fluxus Festivals hosted by the artist George Maciunas. A mysterious movement, characterized by its practitioners as an attitude, Fluxus emphasized democratizing notions of what art can be, valued collaborations across media and art forms, and foregrounded elements of chance, simplicity, and anti-commercialism. The goal of the movement was to free art from the academic context of the museum and the commodity context of the art world alike. Texts in the magazine come only from the Fluxus artists themselves, and the issue features an interview with John Cage by artist and musician Ellsworth Snyder, as well as an article by the poet and performance artist Jackson Mac Low on Maciunsas and the avant-garde. Extensively illustrated with colro and black-and-ewhite plates and reproductions. Fine. Item #3369