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. Besides "classic" Fluxus objects and scores, the display includes film interviews with Fluxus artists, photographs, films, correspondence, 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. In the course of its tour the exhibition has been developed further and considerably enlarged, including new documents and art works especially from Hungarian, Lithuanian, and Estonian collections.
The exhibition was produced by Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, and funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation. Former exhibition venues: Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin; Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius; Bunkier Sztuki, Cracow; Ludwig Museum, Budapest; Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn; and Kunsthallen Nikolaj, Copenhagen.