Thursday, May 7, 2009

Fluxibition & Natural Born Fluxus

 Natural Born Fluxus is that tendency among artists to engage in Fluxus-like behaviors even if they never heard of Fluxus. Or possibly we could say that Fluxus ideas come out of a naturally occurring tendency in all artists that we now think of as Fluxus. It could be that the free wheeling nature of Fluxus allows artists to enjoy their creative, or at least peculiar, tendencies in an unfettered way that other forms of organized artistic activities do not. The sorts of things that delight a Fluxus artist tend to be of an ephemeral nature, contain a humorous element and refer to that mysterious some-thing that makes one laugh at a joke; call it irony or the unexpected twist, Fluxus artists enjoy a good surprise and a cleaver turn of phrase. They are willing to remain innocent enough to be easily amused and fall for a good trick. It is this adherence to a child-like sense of wonder that this book hopes to illustrate.  

News from the Fluxmuseum:  
Call for Works
JULY, 2009

Fluxhibition #3 - Boxes, Cases, Kits and Containers
Fluxhibition #2 was a great success thanks to all of the great contributions see the catalog at:
I had planned on Fluxhibition #3 being in 2010 HOWEVER a venue become available for this summer at The University of Texas at Arlington. I, in fact will actually be graduating with a BFA from UTA in about a week (after 35 years!). There is a current Collage Museum call out for an exhibition entitled Thinking Inside of the Box - A Survey of Box Assemblage Art see: ( Deadline May 15th ( PARTICIPATE IN THIS ONE TOO!).

I thought that, since I was able to secure the university venue, it would be great to invite my fluxfriends to contribute a fluxbox for Fluxhibition #3 and later I will combine the two bodies of box works for an additional exhibit later in 2009 or in 2010. So your Fluxbox contribution will get at least double exposure.


This is rather short notice so I would appreciate it a great deal if you would post the following call on your blogs and/or mail out to your email lists. If you happen to know addresses for some of the old timers, please inform them of this call - maybe we could get some first generation participation.

My best to all,
Cecil Touchon


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.

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 ( 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.

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