[artinfo] [Newsletter Ben] NEWS OF EAST FLUXUS FROM BEN
b2 at c3.hu
Sun Sep 23 20:13:08 CEST 2007
> DEAR PETRA AND EAST FLUXUS FRIENDS
> just recieved east fluxus program
> what a text what a program!
> names names names
> and dates dates
> my health is not good but i will try to come
> FOR My FRENCH AND ENGLISH FREINDS COMING TO BERLIN
> HERE IS MY TRANSLATION OF YOUR PROGRAM
> FLUX IS NOT DEAD, IT JUST SMELLS FUNNY...
> I LIKED THAT SENTANCE
> BUT IF ONLY IT COULD BE TRUE
> AN ADRESS WHERE TO GO
> Künstlerhaus Bethanien | Mariannenplatz 2 | 10997 Berlin
> A DATE NOTE TO FORGET
> 27. Sept - 4. Nov 2007 | Mi bis So 14 - 19 Uhr | Eintritt frei
> THERE WILL BE PERFORMANCES BY AND OF THESSE FANTASTC NAMES
> | Eric Andersen | Tamás St. Auby | Geoffrey Hendricks | Milan Kníz_ák | Alison
> Knowles | Larry Miller | Ben Patterson | Slave Pianos | Ben Vautier |Gábor Altorjay, Eric Andersen, Tamás St. Auby,
> Azorro, Robert Filliou, György Galántai, Geoffrey
> Hendricks, Dick Higgins, Tadeusz Kantor,
> Milan Kníz_ák, Alison Knowles, Július Koller,
> Jaros_aw Koz_owski, Vytautas Landsbergis,
> George Maciunas, Jonas Mekas, Larry Miller, Ben
> Patterson, Mieko Shiomi, Slave Pianos, Endre Tót,
> Nomeda und Gediminas Urbonas, Jir_í Valoch,
> Branko Vuc_ic_evic_, Emmett Williams u.v.a.
> SCHOLARS WILL BE ABLE TO FIND ALL ABOUT FLUXUS
> (anti-)artistic, international network with centres
> in the USA Western Europe and Japan.
> But what about this “intermedia” art -
> (AN ANDERSEN SMELL )
> art encompassing music, actions, poetry, objects and events
> - beyond the “Iron Curtain”?
> What echo did Fluxus find in the states of the former Eastern Bloc,
> and what parallel developments existed there?
> As a “programme of action”,
> THEN I READ WITH CURIOSITY THAT
> ”, Fluxus - according to its self-styled “chairman”,
> the exiled Lithuanian George Maciunas
> in a letter to Nikita Chrus_c_ev - KROUTCHEV?
> was predestined to bring about unity between
> the “concretist” artists of the world and the “
> concretist” society of the USSR.
> Maciunas planned Fluxus as a collective
> based on the model of the Russian LEF
> (Left Front of the Arts)i
> But these plans - e. g. for a perfoRmance tour by the artists
> on the Trans-Siberian Railway -,
> developed with polished communist rhetoric in manifestos and letters,
> were to remain no more than a utopia.
> AFTER 1962, A DIFFERENT FLUXUS EAST DEVELPED
> through creative exchange between Fluxus artists
> and artists/musicians of the former Eastern Bloc, leading
> to events including concerts with Fluxus compositions
> broadcast by Polish Radio (1964),
> Fluxus concerts in Lithuania (1966), Prague (1966) and Budapest (1969),
> and later a Fluxus Festival in Poznan_ (1977).
> IN FACT THE SHOW "FLUXUS EAST" represents a first
> stocktaking of the diverse Fluxus
> activities in the former Eastern Bloc; the ex hibition shows
> parallel developments and artistic practices inspired by Fluxus,
> which are still adopted by some
> young artists today. Besides the “classic” Fluxus objects,
> the display will include photographs, films, correspon-
> dence, secret police files, interviews and recordings of music
> that document the presence of Fluxus in the former
> Eastern Bloc. As an interactive exhibition,
> FLUXUS EAST
> aims to facilitate a profound encounter with ideas,
> works and texts - some presented as facsimiles to permit intense study.
> IT WILL possible to play at FLUX PING PONG, and visitors are also invited
> to explore the POIPOIDROME by Robert Filliou.
> KONFERENZ | CONFERENCE
> Fluxus Networks between West and East
> Haus der Kulturen der Welt | John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10 | 10557 Berlin
> Art Forum Berlin | Messedamm 22 | 14055 Berlin
> 27. - 29. Sept 2007 | in englischer Sprache |
> Eintritt frei, wenn nicht anders angegeben
> 27 - 29 Sept 2007 | in English | free admission, if not stated otherwise
> LETS TRY TO RESUME
> Fluxus as a global network, linking artists from the US,
> Asia, West and Central Eastern
> Europe, will be the focus of this meeting of Fluxus protagonists
> and Fluxus specialists. Especially presentations
> and performances by artists that were active in co-operations
> across the Iron Curtain as well as lectures by
> international art historians will be in the centre of this encounter.
> The question of Fluxus as an inspiration
> for young artists today is also at stake.
> The conference is part of the exhibition FLUXUS EAST by Künstlerhaus
> Bethanien as well as the programme
> NEW YORK by the House of WORLD CULTURES.
> PANEL I
> WHAT I AGREE ON
> Flux is not dead, it just smells funny...
> Fluxus Strategies in Contemporary Art?
> YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SEE
> Galeria Akumulatory 2
> Polnisches Institut | Burgstraße 27 | 10178 Berlin
> more than 1100 works (music, film, poetry, prose, pain-
> ting, sculpture, drawing, photography, etc.) and documents
> by approximately 70 Hungarian artists. These
> artworks - considered by the state as illegal art -
> formed the local 60s. The NEAR-EAST-EUROPEAN
> CRISS-CROSS is a quick cross sectional view of the
> unofficial and semi official art-relations between some
> socialist countries.“ Tamás St. Auby, Superintendent of
> IPUT (the International Parallel Union Of Tele-
> communications) and Agent of NETRAF (Neo-Socialist. Realist.
> IPUT's Global Counter-Arthist.ory-
> Falsifiers Front) for the PI2M and the CRISS-CROSS.
> Tamás TÖRÖK, curator of the CRISS-CROSS.
> Ausstellung | Exhibition
> MY QUESTION WHY HAVE YOU DID FORGET GALLERY FOKSAL ?
> YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SEE
> THE IRON CURTAIN at ART FORUM BERLIN) -
> a chamber opera based on the correspondence of
> Fluxus “inventor“ George Maciunas and Lithuania's
> first post-Soviet Head of State, Vytautas Landsbergis.
> The performance will feature Landsbergis himself
> at the piano together with soloists, choir and keyboards
> with cameo performances from Fluxus luminaries.
> The work combines music, art, theatre, architecture, di-
> aries, letters, poetry, testimonies, political writings,
> manifestos, film, dance, food, drink and other objects by
> SLAVE PIANOS, George Maciunas, Vytautas Landsbergis,
> Jonas Mekas, Leokadija Maciunas, Claudio
> Monteverdi, Henry Purcell, Jean DeMaque,
> M.K.Ciurlionis and Nam June Paik.
> Konzert | Concert
> YOU WILLBE ABLE TO HERE A CONCERT WITH
> the junior ensemble for New Music at the School of Music in Friedrichshain-
> Kreuzberg, will be playing Fluxus classics,
> commissioned compositions and improvisations under the direction
> of Sylvia Hinz: Bill Dietz: B - A (2007)
> with ensemble ZWISCHENTÖNE /
> THE PROGRAMME WILL PRESENT
> Ben Vautier: ORCHESTRA PIECE NO. 4 (1965) /
> George Brecht: TWO DURATIONS (1961) / Dick Higgins: DANGER MUSIC
> NUMBER SEVENTEEN (1962) /
> Iskar Kordt: NEUES STÜCK (2007) / Eric Andersen: OPUS 13 (1961)
> / George Brecht: THREE AqUEOUS EVENTS (1961) /
> Mieko Shiomi: DISAPPEARING MUSIC FOR
> FACE (1964) / George Maciunas:
> IN MEMORIAM TO ADRIANO OLIVETTI (1962) / Barbara Thun:
> MIGRATIONEN (2007). The ensemble members
> are all aged between 8 and 12.T
> AND OF COURSE
> The exhibition is funded by the
> German Federal Cultural Foundation
> Dank an | Thanks to Botschaft der Republik Litauen
> in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
> Kgl. Dänische Botschaft in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
> Internationale Partner | International partners
> (WHY NOT THE CIA TOO°?
> FLUXUS EAST IS SUPOSED TO JOURNEY IT WILL GO TO
> Artpool Budapest |
> Contemporary Art Center/Vilnius |
> Bunkier Sztuki/Kraków |
> Ludwig Múzeum/Budapest
> | Further exhibition venues
> Contemporary Art Center/Vilnius | 30. Nov 2007 - 13. Jan 2008
> Bunkier Sztuki/Kraków | 7. Feb - 30. März 2008
> Ludwig Múzeum/Budapest | 17. Apr - 1. Juni 2008
> Künstlerhaus Bethanien GmbH
> Mariannenplatz 2 | 10997 Berlin | Tel. +49 / 30 / 61 69 03-0 |
> Fax +49 / 30 / 61 69 03-30 |
> fluxus at bethanien.de
> HERE NOW ARE MY QUESTIONS
> WHAT ABOUT DUCHAMP CAGE AND DADA ?
> WHAT A BOUT CULTURAL STRATEGY IN VILNIUS ?
> WHY SO MANY SPONSORS ?
> WHO IS PULLING THE STRINGS ?
> WHY IS FLYING CARPET NOT IN THE PROGRAM ?
> IS ERIC ANDERSON ALWAYS JEALOUS OF MACIUNAS
> IF I COME CAN I SING BILLY BOY?
> WILL FLUXUS PRICES GO UP AFTER THIS SHOW ?
> IS GERMANY TRYING TO COURT EAST EUROPE?
> WHY IS RUSSIA ABSENT ?
> WILL DRINKS BE FREE ?
> HAS FLUXUS EGO CHANGED
> WHY TOT ENDRE IS NOT MENTIONED
> WHO DECIDED TO CALL MACIUNAS A SELF-STYLED “CHAIRMAN ?
> SHOULD WE EXPECT A FUTURE FAR EAST FLUXHS ?
> DID NATO REALY RUN AFTER MACIUNAS ?
> IS FLUXUS DECOMING ARCHEOLOGY
> WERE ALL THE FLUXUS ARTISTS ON THE MAYFLOWER ?
> IS FLUXUS SOMETHING ELSE
> JUST AFTER BERLIN COMMES FLUXUS IN ATHNES AT THE BENAKI MUSEUM
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