Künstlerhaus Bethanien

Fluxus East

27 Sep - 04 Nov 2007

Fluxus Networks in Central Eastern Europe
27. September - 4. November 2007

Fluxus is well-known as an (anti-)artistic, international network with centres in the USA, Western Europe and Japan. But what about this "intermedia" art - 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?

FLUXUS EAST represents a first stocktaking of the diverse Fluxus activities in the former Eastern Bloc; the exhibition 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, correspondence, 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. Visitors are invited to play at FLUX PING PONG, and to explore the POIPOIDROME by Robert Filliou.

Performances by Eric Andersen, Geoffrey Hendricks, Milan Knížák, Alison Knowles, Larry Miller, Ben Patterson, Tamás St. Auby, Ben Vautier and others will take place at the opening on September 26, 2007.

FLUXUS EAST is funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation.

Gábor Altorjay Eric Andersen Azorro Robert Filliou György Galántai Tibor Hajas Geoffrey Hendricks Dick Higgins Tadeusz Kantor Danius Kesminas Milan Knížák Alison Knowles Július Koller Jaroslaw Kozlowski Vytautas Landsbergis George Maciunas Jonas Mekas Larry Miller Ben Patterson Robert Rehfeldt Mieko Shiomi Slave Pianos Tamás St. Auby Endre Tót Gábor Toth Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas Jirí Valoch Ben Vautier Branko Vucicevic Emmett Williams and many others

Curator: Petra Stegmann
Exhibition Architecture: Andrea Pichl

For detailed information and the extensive Network Programme see

Tags: Eric Andersen, Tamás St. Auby, Azorro, Robert Filliou, Tibor Hajas, Geoffrey Hendricks, Dick Higgins, Tadeusz Kantor, Milan Knizak, Alison Knowles, Július Koller, Jaroslaw Kozlowski, George Maciunas, Jonas Mekas, Ben Patterson, Andrea Pichl, Robert Rehfeldt