MEN AND WOMEN IN FLUXUS
This exhibition, a selection from Carlo Palli’s collection, shows more than 300 pieces of Fluxus art works from more than 50 artists that became a part of Carlo Palli’s collection during almost thirty years of activity.
The choice of the artists and artworks for the Fluxus exhibitionrequires firstly a definition or not-definition of the movement. Its founder George Maciunas stated in the Fluxus manifesto in 1963 that Fluxus is an anti-art movement extraneous to the museums and art institutions and should produce art works that can be understood without mediation of scholars by vast public.
The point of Fluxus art is to provoke emotions either pleasant or unpleasant. The spectator of Fluxus works and events laughs, feels uncomfortable, angry, and free, but never remains indifferent.
The exhibition wishes to present as completely as possible the vast period of Fluxus production and its protagonists. Focusing on Carlo Palli’s collection choosing the most important artists and pieces from it. The important publications, photographic archives, performances and music recordings will not be left out and will be, as the nature of Fluxus movement and Fluxus art show us, exhibited to define art works, as they have their same importance.
With a special focus on the specifics of the collection, the uniqueness and importance of Carlo Palli’s collection will become recognizable. Last but not least, the exhibition will hopefully appear to the spectator, as was the Fluxus movement: active, humorous, surprising and full of creative point of views on life and art.
16 March 2013 – 2 June 2013
With collaboration of
CARLO PALLI COLLECTION