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The dream of fluxus

The Dream of Fluxus: George Maciunas, An Artist's Biography


Edition Hansjörg Mayer, Germany



"The Dream of Fluxus is the story of George Maciunas’s life, a real-life legend on a grand scale. Thomas Kellein, Director of Kunsthalle Bielefeld, from 1982 to 1988, Curator of the extensive Hanns Sohm Intermedia Archive in the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, and writer on Fluxus, explores a very particular artist’s biography. While the art scene has developed into a global market at an astounding pace in the years since Maciunas’s death, our concept of works of art with no financial value as such—the aim that Fluxus set itself in 1962—has paled worryingly into insignificance. In view of our present situation, the story of the Chairman of Fluxus is not just a source of laughter and tears, it also reminds us of the oldest social ideals of art—Harmony, Order, Justice—although Goodness enjoyed only a limited triumph under the banner of Fluxus.” —from the back cover

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