Fluxus Weekend

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.

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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
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.
Liutauras Psibilskis, Michael David Quattlebaum Jr. and Sissel Kardel
On Blindness and Ginger Island
  • Fri. Nov 4, 1:00 pm
Take a class with Ginger Island Project curator Liutauras Psibilskis and artists Michael David Quattlebaum Jr. and Sissel Kardel, on the topic of blindness and the experience of the Fluxus travelers on Ginger Island.
Fluxus Weekend
Various
  • Fri. Nov 11, 10:00 am
  • Sat. Nov 12, 10:00 am
  • Sun. Nov 13, 10:00 am
In the spirit of Fluxus, Performa will produce an intensive 52-hour program across New York City, collaborating with members of the Performa Consortium.
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
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.
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
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
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
Zefrey Throwell
I’ll Raise You One…
  • Sat. Nov 12, 10:30 am
A continuous strip poker game performed in the public realm using the conflicting languages of teenage love and small stakes capitalism. 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.
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
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 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.
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
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
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
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
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
Elena Bajo
Performances
  • Sun. Nov 13, 5:00 pm
A deconstruction of white cube conventions, rendering them decidedly in-flux and indeterminate. Free
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
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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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