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at/around/beyond: Fluxus at Rutgers

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White Onyx Spherical Dice With Permanent Ink and Circular Ring © Collection Emily Harvey Foundation
at/around/beyond: Fluxus at Rutgers
Curated by: Donna Gustafson

71 Hamilton Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
September 24th, 2011 - April 1st, 2012

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.zimmerlimuseum.rutgers.edu/
COUNTRY:  
United States
EMAIL:  
press@zimmerli.rutgers.edu
PHONE:  
(848) 932-7237
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday - Friday: 10am-4:30pm; First Wednesday 10am-9pm; Weekends: Noon-5pm. Closed Mondays, the month of August, & Major Holidays: Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Thursday & Friday, December 24 & 25, January 1.
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
Rutgers University - Mason Gross School of Art
TAGS:  
mixed-media, modern
COST:  
$6 for adults who are not members. $5 for citizens over 65. Members, children under 18, Rutgers University students, faculty, and staff with a valid I.D. enjoy free admission. Free admission for all visitors on the first Sunday of every month.

DESCRIPTION
Fluxus celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2012. A radical, experimental, and multimedia art movement of the mid-twentieth century that continues to influence contemporary art, Fluxus focuses on the unpredictable, ordinary, and ephemeral moments of everyday life. Rutgers University was an important center of Fluxus activity in the early 1960s and 1970s and key members of the Fluxus group worked at Rutgers and lived in and around New Brunswick. This exhibition focuses on the university’s legacy as a center of experimental art. The works on view include publications, games, and objects by the Fluxus Collective under the leadership of George Maciunas, as well as concentrations of works by Fluxus artists at Rutgers, including Geoffrey Hendricks and Robert Watts who were long-time faculty members, Larry Miller, who was a student of Watts, and George Brecht, who although not affiliated directly with the art department  was an important presence at Rutgers and a key early figure in Fluxus.    
 
Because performance was and remains an essential aspect of Fluxus attitudes to life and art, the exhibition includes photographs, films, recordings of music, and documents of Fluxus events that occurred on campus in the 1960s to 1970s. The exhibition also includes an interactive game room open at specified times to allow visitors to the exhibition to participate directly in Fluxus games and performances inside the gallery. A Fluxus concert organized by Larry Miller and Rutgers students is scheduled for November of 2011.
 
Fluxus at Rutgers runs concurrently with a nationally touring exhibition titled, Fluxus: The Essential Questions of Life, on view at the Grey Art Gallery at New York University in the fall of 2011. In conjunction with the exhibition at the Zimmerli Art Museum, the University is offering a Byrne Seminar titled Artists, Musicians, and Poets in the Museum taught by Donna Gustafson and Gerry Beegan, Undergraduate Director for Mason Gross School of the Arts.