Chicago: White Walls, Inc., 1987. Octavo, publisher's printed whote stiff paper wraps.
Fluxus issue of interdisciplinary arts magazine White Walls, with contributions from Dick Higgins, Alsion Knowles, Carolee Schneeman, Jean Dupuy, and others. 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. White Walls, a Chicago-based "magazine of writings by artists," began in the late 70s as a publication for artists working with language, featuring contributions from many prominent figures in text and language-driven art and concrete poetry. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white drawings and reproductions. Light soiling and rubbing to wraps. Very good. Item #3690