Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Fluxus Limbus

Fluxus Laboratories may have identified a new threat to Fluxus practitioners. We call it Fluxus Limbus. Fluxus Limbus is a mental state in which the Fluxus practitioner recognizes that his practice is directly related to the practices typical of Fluxus and yet cannot think of himself as an authentic Fluxus practitioner and begins to have misgivings related to having not himself dreamt up the name Fluxus. The symptomatic response is: the Fluxus practitioner continually proposes new and different names for his Fluxus activities. This condition of Fluxus Limbus may be brought on in part because the Fluxus practitioner was not identified by others as a Fluxus prac-titioner, Is in a state of denial about his own Fluxus nature or perhaps because the Fluxus practitioner resists submitting himself to interact with other Fluxus practitioners, thus diminishing his feelings of autonomy. He may even, in his unfortunate state, attempt to convince other Fluxus practitioners that they are also not Fluxus practitioners or that they do not practice Fluxus properly. There may be other reasons for these behaviors and there may be other bizarre behaviors not yet identified by Fluxus Laboratories as Fluxus Limbus but we will be investigating this newly recognized syndrome in order to protect the safety of the general public. Please report any suspicious activity. Thank you for your cooperation.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Press Release FLUXHIBITION #3: Thinking Inside of the Box Boxes, Cases, Kits and Containers from the Permanent Collection of the FluxMuseum

Press Release

FLUXHIBITION #3: Thinking Inside of the Box
Boxes, Cases, Kits and Containers from the Permanent Collection of the FluxMuseum in conjunction with the International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction

Did you think Fluxus was dead? A thing of the past? Think again. All the big names from the contemporary Fluxus art community flex their communal muscle in this extraordinary exhibition focusing on box assemblage. The FluxMuseum (fluxmuseum.org) in conjunction with the International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction (collagemuseum.com) has put together its third international exhibition focusing on specific aspects of Fluxus art practice. Works by artists from all over the world have been donated to the Fluxmuseum for this exhibition. Represented in this show are artists from the all parts of the USA, the UK, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Canada, Australia, Greece, Germany, Hungry, Italy, France and Cyprus.

The exhibition to be held during the Month of July (1-31) with a gathering from 6:00-8:00pm on Friday July 10th at The Gallery in the E.H. Hereford University Center at the University of Texas at Arlington in Arlington, Texas. This exhibition is sponsored by
the Student Art Association at UTA, a student group that manages and promotes student funded, student managed art exhibitions.

This is the largest exhibition dedicated to contemporary Fluxus/Assemblage box artists ever assembled in the history of the Fluxus community. Box assemblage has been a significant art form within the Fluxus community since its early days. Inspired initially by Marcel Duchamp and Joseph Cornell, Fluxus box assemblage quickly became a staple in the Fluxus community to gather together small works and editions of works from many artists into group and individual box assemblages.

The call for this show got a big boost when Yoko Ono - who has taken an interest since the second Fluxhibition in 2008 - help spread the word this time through her website ImaginePeace.com and through her tweets. Even the New York Times picked up the story. In fact a number of works in the show are inspired by or dedicated to this seminal Fluxus artist.

The FluxMuseum is dedicated to documenting the contemporary global Fluxus art scene and assembling a significant collection of works by contemporary Fluxus artists.

The International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction is dedicated to the collection, study and exhibition of collage, assemblage and all forms of constructive art.

See online at fluxmuseum.org and collagemuseum.com A catalog will be available when completed. Details online.

Contact information: Cecil Touchon, Director, public information officer – info@collagemuseum.com – Tel 817-944-4000

Monday, May 25, 2009

Fluxhibition #3 - Boxes, Cases, Kits and Containers


INTERNATIONAL FLUXHIBITION #3 - Fluxus Boxes, Cases, Kits and Containers by Contemporary Fluxus Artists

Call for Works - Deadline: June 30th, 2009 (sooner if possible) No Jury, all works accepted. No returns.

Fluxhibition #3 will consist of Fluxus Boxes, Kits, Cases and Containers and/or Fluxus Objects (to be placed in containers or boxes by the museum staff for the exhibit). An exhibition will be held in July at The University of Texas at Arlington, Texas. Works contributed will become part of the permanent collection of the FluxMuseum (fluxmuseum.org) and will be used for additional future exhibitions. A catalog will be produced for the show and available for purchase after the exhibit. Additionally, images of all works will become a permanent exhibit on the FluxMuseum web site.

What to do:
1) Create a Fluxus box, case, kit or container - use classic themes or come up with something new.
2) Send Fluxboxes, Fluxcases, Fluxcontainers and/or Fluxobjects by June 30th, 2009
3) Come to the show if you can
4) if so inclined, write or contribute a related essay for the catalog
5) When available, buy a catalog of the show.

6955 Pinon Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76116
----------------------------CALL FOR PARTICIPATION--------------------------------

Cecil Touchon

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

FLUXHIBITION #2 CATALOG - New and Improved Fluxus: Fluxhibition #2 Classic and Contemporary Scores, Instructions and Artifacts by Fluxus Artists

Printed Soft Cover: 126 pages, 6" x 9", perfect binding, white interior paper (80# weight), full-color interior ink, white exterior paper (100# weight), full-color exterior ink


Catalog for the October 2008 Exhibition at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Works by Angelo Ricciardi, Antonio Picardi, Jamie Newton, Allan Revich, Lorraine Kwan, Gregory Steel, Walter Cianciusi, Yoko Ono, Luc Fierens, Jim Leftwich, Jeff Hogue, Rebecca Cunningham, Don Boyd, Neil Horsky, Larry Miller, Fluxdada, Karl Heinz Jeron, Marco Geovenale, Patrick Anderson-McQuoid and Tomas Schmit, George Brecht, Bibiana Padilla Maltos, Carol Starr, Cecil Touchon, Keith Buchholz, John M. Bennett, Reid Wood, Reed Altemus, Sheila Murphy,

Free hi-res downloads of promotional artwork for printing and posting to your networks, on the walls of your city, etc.


Fluxhibition #2 online exhibit