Thing/Thought: Fluxus Editions, 1962-1978

Willem de Ridder. European Mail-Order Warehouse/Fluxshop inventory with Dorothea Meijer, seated, in the home of the artist, Amsterdam, winter 1964—65. Gelatin silver print. Photographed by Wim van der Linden. The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift, 2008 Photo: Wim van der Linden/MAI. © 2011 Willem de Ridder

Thing/Thought: Fluxus Editions, 1962-1978

The Museum of Modern Art
Museum admission: $25, Seniors $18, Students $14, Children & Members Free

Together with festivals, street actions, and musical events, artists' editions played an essential role in Fluxus, a network of artists that emerged in the early 1960s in the United State, Europe, and Japan.  Fluxus Editions, an ambitious publishing program, resulted with dozens of works incorporating instructions scores, film loops, audio recordings, games, puzzles and performance documentation by artists including George Brecht, Robert Filliou, Willem de Ridder, Milan Knížák, Alison Knowles, Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik, Benjamin Patterson, Mieko Shiomi, Ben Vautier, and Robert Watts, among others. Drawn largely from the Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift, this exhibition explores the many aspects of this group's innovative multiple production.

Organized by Gretchen L. Wagner, The Sue and Eugene Mercy, Jr., Assistant Curator, Department of Prints and Illustrated Books, and Jon Hendricks, Fluxus Consulting Curator.

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