Fluxus Weekend

Fluxus Weekend Various

Various venues

In the spirit of Fluxus, Performa will produce an intensive 52-hour program across New York City, collaborating with members of the Performa Consortium. A five-part program will be presented in several key Fluxus forms, honoring the history and prompting the making of new Fluxus actions, objects, music, film, and ideas for the twenty-first century. The projects, ranging in size from large events to small-scale gestures, will be concentrated in downtown Manhattan in tribute to Fluxus history, and to George Maciunas and the Fluxus pioneers who lived and worked there.

Participating artists to include Alison Knowles with Jessica Higgins and Joshua Selman, Jonas Mekas, Larry Miller, Milan Knizak, Amy Granat, Peter Coffin, Marina Rosenfeld, Ben Vautier, Zefrey Throwell, Guido van der Werve, Adam Chodzko, Christoph Draeger, Ian Forsyth and Jane Pollard, Lisa Oppenheim, and Marianne Vitale, plus many more.

Fluxus Action
On Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13 a range of Fluxus actions will take place across New York City, from Times Square to locations across SoHo, the Lower East Side, and other downtown neighborhoods. Performa will distribute a call for contributions to the program from the Performa Consortium and coordinate and promote the overall schedule, with events taking place in galleries, nonprofit spaces, and additional public and private locations.

Fluxus Shop
Performa will operate a downtown location transformed into a Fluxus Shop, commissioning twenty artists to produce Fluxus objects for sale. The Fluxus Shop opening will be held on the evening of Friday, November 11, where complete sets of the Fluxus objects as well as individual items will be available for purchase.

Organized by Mark Beasley, Esa Nickle, Lana Wilson, and Biennial Consortium members with Liutauras Psibilskis.

Download the program PDF here.

Full Fluxus Weekend Schedule Below:

FRIDAY November 11

Zefrey Throwell
I’ll Raise You One…

November 11 – November 18, 10:30 am - 6 pm daily

Art in General Storefront Space
79 Walker Street
Free

Using the conflicting languages of teenage love and small stakes capitalism, I’ll Raise You One… is continuous strip poker game performed in the public realm. At the end of each game, when the participants typically exit and private affairs begin, playing members will get dressed and begin again, creating a nonsensical repetitive pattern that continues round after round.

Free Flux-Tour of the Grey Art Gallery guided by Larry Miller

5:30 pm — 7:30 pm

Grey Art Gallery
100 Washington Square East
$3.00 suggested, free with NYU ID. No reservations.

Bibbe Hansen on Al Hansen

8 pm

Golden Gallery, Inc.
120 Elizabeth Street (between Grand and Broome)

Bibbe Hansen, daughter of Fluxus and Happenings artist Al Hansen, will present a lecture at focusing on Al Hansen's life and work, the evolution of Hansen's art pedagogy and the establishment of his groundbreaking Ultimate Academy in Cologne, Germany as well her own reminiscences of "Growing up Fluxus“ in New York City in the 1960's.

Sound project and DJ sets by Marina Rosenfeld. DJ by Raz Mesinai & DJ Japanster
The Ginger Island Project / Red Egg

11 pm — 2 am

Red Egg, 202 Centre Street
Free

Sound and video event, part of the Ginger Island Project curated by Liutauras Psibilskis.

SATURDAY, November 12

Guido van der Werve
Effugio no 2 Running to Rachmaninov

Beginning From:
Luhring Augustine
531 West 24th Street

10 am to …

Free

Dutch artist Guido van der Werve invites you to grab some Chamomile flowers and run along with him on his 2nd Annual Running to Rachmaninov. Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninov is buried at Kensico cemetery in Valhalla in upstate New York, 30 miles away.

Participation is free but limited and you need a bouquet of Chamomile flowers (not easy to find, so start looking early, only a couple bouquets available at the gallery). We will pace ourselves to the slowest participants, but participants should be in shape to jog 30 miles.

If you complete the run you will receive a T-shirt designed by the artist.

Alison Knowles in collaboration with Jessica Higgins and Joshua Selman
Beans All Day

12 — 7 pm

Forever & Today, Inc. storefront space,141 Division Street
Free

Event Schedue
12 - 7 pm: Knowles' installation and books on view, free limited
edition available
2 - 3 pm: Music by Joshua Selman
3 - 3:30 pm: Loose Pages performance by Alison Knowles with Jessica Higgins and Joshua Selman
3:30 - 4 pm: Shoes Of Your Choice performance by Alison Knowles
4 - 5 pm: Music by Joshua Selman
5 - 7 pm: Beans and refreshments served

Burak Arikan
Artist Class: Creative Networking Workshop

1 — 4 pm

Performa Hub
Tickets $10 / 8 Student

Jacquelynn Baas gallery talk for Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life

3:30 pm — 5:30 pm

Grey Art Gallery
100 Washington Square East
$3.00 suggested donation, free with NYU ID. No reservations.

Amy Granat, Sissel Kardel, Milan Knizák, George Maciunas, Jonas Mekas, Jeffrey Perkins, Lisa Oppenheim & Michael David Quattlebaum Jr.

The Ginger Island Project / Emily Harvey Foundation

Opening reception: 5 - 9 pm

Emily Harvey Foundation
537 Broadway

Exhibition opening of archival materials related to Maciunas' Ginger Island dream, augmented by new works by contemporary artists that rework and or take influence from his desire for an artist's Utopia. Part of the Ginger Island Project curated by Liutauras Psibilskis.

Jonas Mekas
Fluxus Cabaret

6 — 7:30 pm

Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue
Tickets $9 / $7 students/seniors / $6 AFA Members

Artist, filmmaker, and Anthology Film Archives Founder and Artistic Director Jonas Mekas has selected a dozen Fluxus-related performances, anecdotes, and diaristic notes from the materials in his video archives for this special presentation. Nam June Paik performs in Times Square, Ben Vautier presents a theory of Fluxus, John Lennon and Yoko Ono join George Maciunas on a trip up the Hudson River, Joseph Beuys sings, and more!

Rainer Ganahl
Credit Crunch Meal - Free food for all!

6 - 9 pm

Jack Hanley Gallery
136 Watts Street
Free

In the beginning was FOOD and GREED. Ganahl's Credit Crunch Meal consists of a banquet of provocative food, wood, and porcelain sculptures inspired by the obscene combination of unregulated financial markets, high finance and politics. Simple 'Crunch Food'  is served.

Wolfgang Sthele, Ragnar Kjartansson, Mike Egan, Adam Kleinmann, Viola Yesiltac, Uri Aran
Alterazioni Video
Chanel Revolution 1%

7 pm

The Blind Barber
339 East 10th Street

A raw film projection night organized by Alterazioni Video with live music and voiceover reading. While real-time remixing films All My Friends Are Dead, Black Rain, and Rotten Sharks, an original soundtrack is composed live by a rock band an actors from the films improvise short performances and readings to the images.

Laurence Wagner
To Do What?

8 pm to … ?

The block of Canal, Wooster, Grand and Greene Streets
Free

Wagner will walk around the block of Canal, Wooster, Grand and Greene Streets in Soho carrying a suitcase. She will repeat this action until she reaches the point of exhaustion. The audience is welcome to spontaneously join for the walk.

Philip von Zweck
A project by Philip von Zweck

Saturday - Sunday, November 12 - 13, 1 - 6 pm

Invisible-Exports
14A Orchard Street
Free

Nearly 30 artists, including Andreas Fischer, Pamela Fraser, Erik Frydenborg, Danielle Gustafson-Sundell, Kelly Kaczynski, Lisa Kirk, Steve Roden, Amanda Ross-Ho, and Scott Trevalean, provided pieces specifically to be printed and given away for free by von Zweck during the course of the performance. The print edition size will be limited to the number given away for free over the weekend.

SUNDAY, November 13

Performances by Elena Bajo

5 - 9 pm
Performances start 6:30

Scaramouche
52 Orchard Street
Free

During the opening reception of the group exhibition “Aesthetic Anarchy,” artist Elena Bajo will deconstruct white cube conventions, rendering them decidedly in-flux and indeterminate. Bajo’s "A Script for a Form" articulates a text with improvised movement and music as dancers and musicians exchange pictorial space for a bodily present-time.

Films by Jonas Mekas & Milan Knizák
The Ginger Island Project / Storefront for Art and Architecture

6 — 10 pm

Storefront for Art and Architecture
97 Kenmare Street
Free

Screening of Nam June Paik's Global Groove (1973)

6 pm

Big Screen Plaza
851 Avenue of the Americas (6th Avenue and 30th St., behind the Eventi Hotel)
Free

A tribute to the 20th century's foremost video art pioneer and avant-garde visionary Nam June Paik with a screening of Global Groove (1973), a groundbreaking and definitive work in the history of video art.

Fluxus and Otherwise
Featuring XXX Macarena (Jutta Koether, Greg Smith and John Miller), Sergei Tcherepnin and Lucy Dodd, Larry 7, Felix Kubin and Martha Colburn, Chris Mann, Lumberob, Zach Layton, MV Carbon, Luciano Chessa, Bibbe Hansen, and Haribos.

6  - 11 pm

Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center
107 Suffolk Street
Tickets $20

This multi-generational concert demonstrates the birth of  “Action Music” through multiple approaches, perspectives and methods to the musical stylings of Fluxus. Including MV Carbon performing TV Cello: homage to Charlotte Moorman and Nam June Paik, Zach Layton performing Composition 1960 #7 by La Monte Young, historic scores interpreted by Luciano Chessa; new works by Chris Mann and Sergei Tcherepnin with Lucy Dodd; anarchic performances by XXX Macarena and Haribos; plus more.

Co-presented by ISSUE Project Room. Curated by Mark Beasley and Zach Layton.

RELATED EXHIBITIONS:

Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life
Fluxus at NYU: Before and Beyond

September 9 - December 3
Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays: 11 am – 6 pm
Wednesdays: 11 am – 8 pm
Saturdays: 11 am – 5 pm

Grey Art Gallery
New York University
100 Washington Square East
SUGGESTED ADMISSION: $3.00, Free to NYU students, faculty, and staff

Thing/Thought: Fluxus Editions, 1962-1978

September 21, 2011 — January 16, 2012
Sundays/Mondays/Wednesdays/Thursdays/Saturdays: 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Fridays: 10:30 am - 8:00 pm

The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street

Related Event Title Date & Time Description Price
Guido van der Werve
Effugio no 2 Running to Rachmaninov
  • Sat. Nov 12, 10:00 am
Guido van der Werve invites you to grab some Chamomile flowers and run with him from Manhattan to where Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninov is buried in upstate New York. Free with RSVP to vanessa@luhringaugustine.com
A tribute to Nam June Paik / screening of Paik's Global Groove (1973)
Hosted by Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky
  • Sun. Nov 13, 6:00 pm
A screening of the late Nam June Paik's seminal film "Global Groove." Free
Elena Bajo
Performances
  • Sun. Nov 13, 5:00 pm
A deconstruction of white cube conventions, rendering them decidedly in-flux and indeterminate. Free
Laurence Wagner
To Do What?
  • Sat. Nov 12, 8:00 pm
Laurence Wagner will walk around the block of Canal, Wooster, Grand and Greene Streets in Soho carrying a suitcase until the point of exhaustion. Free
Wolfgang Staehle, Pete Drungle, Lance Steagall
Alterazioni Video / The New Cinema Event
  • Sat. Nov 12, 7:00 pm
A raw film projection night organized by Alterazioni Video with live music and voiceover reading. Free
Rainer Ganahl
Credit Crunch Meal - Free food for all!
  • Sat. Nov 12, 6:00 pm
A banquet of provocative food, wood, and porcelain sculptures inspired by unregulated financial markets, high finance and politics. Free
Bibbe Hansen on Al Hansen
  • Fri. Nov 11, 8:00 pm
Bibbe Hansen, daughter of Fluxus and Happenings artist Al Hansen, will present a lecture at focusing on Al Hansen's life and work. Free - seating limited
Thing/Thought: Fluxus Editions, 1962-1978
  • Wed. Sep 21, 10:30 am
A look at the artists' editions that played an essential role in Fluxus. Museum admission: $25, Seniors $18, Students $14, Children & Members Free
Philip von Zweck
A project by Philip von Zweck
  • Sat. Nov 12, 1:00 pm
Philip von Zweck will give away pieces by nearly 30 artists during the course of this performance. Free
Fluxus Concert
  • Sun. Nov 13, 6:00 pm
A night of music and performance dedicated to the musical stylings of Fluxus. $20
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Burak Arikan
Artist Class: Creative Networking Workshop
  • Sat. Nov 12, 1:00 pm
A series of workshops focusing on the design of large scale networks as a creative activity and expanding the individual's thinking about the network as a creative medium. Maximum 15 participants. Reserve your place now! $10 / 8 Student
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Films by Jonas Mekas and Milan Knizák
The Ginger Island Project / Storefront for Art and Architecture
  • Fri. Nov 11, 11:00 am
A remix night about the utopian Fluxus artist community that George Maciunas initiated in the early 1970s. Free
Amy Granat, Sissel Kardel, Milan Knizák, George Maciunas, Jonas Mekas, Lisa Oppenheim & Michael David Quattlebaum Jr.
The Ginger Island Project
  • Sat. Nov 12, 11:00 am
An exhibition about the utopian Fluxus artist community that George Maciunas initiated in the early 1970s. For appointment, call 917 319 0614.
Amy Granat, Sissel Kardel, Milan Knizák, George Maciunas, Jonas Mekas, Lisa Oppenheim & Michael David Quattlebaum Jr.
The Ginger Island Project / Emily Harvey Foundation / Opening Reception
  • Sat. Nov 12, 5:00 pm
An exhibition about the utopian Fluxus artist community that George Maciunas initiated in the early 1970s. Free
Sound project and DJ sets by Marina Rosenfeld. DJ by Raz Mesinai & DJ Japanster
The Ginger Island Project / Red Egg
  • Fri. Nov 11, 11:00 pm
In the project Ginger Island becomes a metaphor for utopias, dreams, aspirations and creativity. Free
Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life
gallery talk by Jacquelynn Baas
  • Sat. Nov 12, 3:30 pm
Gallery talk by Jacquelynn Baas, Director Emeritus, Berkeley Art Museum, and curator of the Grey Art Gallery's exhibition, Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life. $3.00 suggested donation, free with NYU ID. No reservations.
Free Flux-Tour of the Grey Art Gallery
guided by Larry Miller
  • Fri. Nov 11, 5:30 pm
Free Flux-Tour of the Grey Art Gallery guided by artist Larry Miller. $3.00 suggested, free with NYU ID. No reservations.
The Ginger Island Project / Storefront for Art and Architecture / Closing Reception
Films by Jonas Mekas & Milan Knizák
  • Sun. Nov 13, 6:00 pm
A remix night about the utopian Fluxus artist community that George Maciunas initiated in the early 1970s. Free
Jonas Mekas
Fluxus Cabaret
  • Sat. Nov 12, 6:00 pm
A brand new film from the archives of Mekas, featuring Paik, Ono, Lennon, Maciunas, Beuys and more! Tickets $9 / $7 students/seniors / $6 AFA Members
Alison Knowles in collaboration with Jessica Higgins and Joshua Selman
Beans All Day
  • Sat. Nov 12, 12:00 pm
The founding member of Fluxus cooks and serves “beans all day” to audiences and passersby amid an installation of her sculptural 'bean turners'. Free
Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life
  • Wed. Nov 2, 11:00 am
Over 100 works dating primarily from the 1960s and '70s and a performance by Larry Miller offer a fresh look at Fluxus, designed to spark multiple interpretations. Suggested donations $3.