Fluxus East

Fluxus Networks in Central Eastern Europe

Networks between West and East

House of World Cultures | John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10 | 10557 Berlin | Art Forum Berlin | Messedamm 22 | 14055 Berlin | 27 – 29 Sept 2007 | in English | free admission, if not stated otherwise

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

Fluxus between New York and Vilnius

Thu 27 Sept | 11 am – 1 pm | House of World Cultures

Milan Knížák (CZ)
Fluxus Goes to Heaven

Hannah Higgins/Alison Knowles (USA)
Fluxus with tools – Lecture/performance

Geoffrey Hendricks (USA)
Grid – Performance

Panel II

Fluxus East. The Presence and Reception of Fluxus in Central Eastern Europe

Thu 27 Sept | 2.30 – 6 pm | House of World Cultures

Vytautas Landsbergis (LT)
Fluxus the Saviour

Eric Andersen (DK)
The Legendary East Flux Tour OF 64

Tamás St. Auby, Superintendent, IPUT/Agent, NETRAF (HU)

Panel III

Fluxus as a Network

Fri 28 Sept | 11 am – 2 pm | House of World Cultures

Jarosław Kozłowski (PL)
Knitting the Net

Astrit Schmidt-Burkhardt (AU)
Macunias' Diagrammatical Networks

Thomas Kellein (GER)
George Macunias – Commander or Joker

Panel III

Flux is not dead, it just smells funny – Fluxus Strategies in Contemporary Art?

Sat 29 Sept | 3 pm | Art Forum Berlin | admission Art Forum 15/10 €

Presentations and discussion:
Azorro (PL)
Nomeda + Gediminas Urbonas (LT)
Slave Pianos (AUS)

The conference is a joint event of Künstlerhaus Bethanien and House of World Cultures in cooperation with Art Forum Berlin, the Polish Institute in Berlin, Collegium Hungaricum Berlin, Czech Centre Czechpoint, the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania.

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