Tuesday, December 17, 2013

A Call for Art for a MAJOR EXHIBITION of Contemporary Flux - Work .... Please consider sending for this exhibition. This exhibit may tour to additional locations as well ... that's still in the planning stages. Artworks may be returned at your cost after exhibition, or you can request that the work become part of the permanent collection of the Networker Archive in Chicago. Also.... We will be doing a performance Night on March 15th in conjunction with this show .... If there is any way you can be there to perform, Let me know. FLUXJOB call for artists – due December 31, 2013 Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) seeks art for inclusion in a curated exhibition that will feature contemporary artists working in the spirit of Fluxus. In the 1960s, George Maciunas urged a small group of artists to purge the world of bourgeois sickness and dead art. The result was Fluxus, a non-movement that expanded the definitions of what art can be. Fluxjob will be an exploration of contemporary artists who continue to create interdisciplinary anti-art that is ephemeral, inexpensive, and interactive. The exhibition will be presented in MCBA’s main gallery February 7 to July 6, 2014. All media and formats are welcome. This includes, but is not limited to: offset publications, magazines, assemblings, zines, boxed sets, games, posters, prints, mail art, drawings, digital works, democratic multiples, performance scores and artists’ books in their many forms. There is no entry or participation fee. Selected artists will be responsible for all shipping costs. The exhibition is being co-curated by Jeff Rathermel, MCBA’s Executive Director and noted Fluxus artist, publisher and performer Keith Buchholz. There is no entry or participation fee. Selected artists will be responsible for all shipping costs. For more information about Minnesota Center for Books Arts, visit www.mnbookarts.org To be considered, email the following to exhibitions@mnbookarts.org 1. A Word or PDF document containing the following information: Artist name(s) Mailing address Email address Telephone number Title of work Dimensions (if relevant) Year of completion Medium/Materials Insurance value The price of the work if you wish to have it sold (a Fluxjob Shop will be featured in the gallery) Any special installation instructions or other necessary descriptive information Also note whether the work may be handled. Some works will be displayed in secured cases and other works will be presented on special “hands-on” tables to allow viewers to interact with pieces. 2. Attach digital image(s) of the work. Images must be saved as JPEGS at 72dpi. Images should be no more than 900 pixels in the longest dimension. 3. Place “Fluxjob” in the subject line of your email. 4. Email entries must be received by December 31, 2013. 5. Selected artists will be notified by January 10, 2014. 6. Selected artists’ works must be delivered to MCBA no later than January 24, 2014. 7. This exhibition may travel to other venues. Works should be available through December 31, 2015. For more information about MCBA, visit www.mnbookarts.org . Questions regarding the exhibition may be sent to Tracy Doreen Dietzel, Exhibitions Manager: exhibitions@mnbookarts.org or send me an E-mail Keith9963@sbcglobal.net Thanks ! - Keith A. Buchholz Co-Curator Please Pass this along !!!

Friday, November 29, 2013

OBRIGADO

OBRIGADO - You are invited to contribute to an ongoing festival of mail art during the month of December 2013 on the above theme (Portuguese  for ''Thank You") to celebrate a year of visual arts in Northwich town centre of the 2nd artist run VAC Gallery in Northwich, Cheshire, UK. Work will be available for sale to fund future gallery projects. Work unsold will remain in the gallery archive. Please send work via the postal system ( all media, all sizes ) to - OBRIGADO, The VAC Gallery, 93 Brunner Court, Northwich, Cheshire , CW9 5DR. UK from now until December 31st 2013. Documentation in the form of an online blog to be announced.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Picasso Mail

Mail from Picasso. Featuring Gaglione, Buchholz, Revich

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013

IT'S HAPPENING - FLUXFEST CHICAGO

IT'S HAPPENING
FLUXFEST CHICAGO
FEB 21 -24

Feb 21 - Thurs evening
Mail Art Exhibit
School of the Art Institute Library
Wabash Ave

Feb 22 -Friday
Performances @ The Defibulator
12-5

Feb 23 Saturday
Chicago Cultural Center
Michigan Ave between Washington & Randolph St
Performances
Mail Art 0- Film Fest
12-5

6PM Dinner at The Berghoff

Feb 24 Sunday
6018 Gallery
6018 N Kenmore
Mail Art Exhibit and Final Get together

Start making your plans for the works you want to perform
notify your friends and family and enemies
FLUXFEST CHICAGO IS HAPPENING!!!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Call for Fluxus



Anne Arundel Community College’s Cade Art Gallery announces a call for submissions to a Flux Box for “Spin/s: a Fluxus Festival.”  Send 2-D visual art, mail art, sound and objects  8.5 x 11” or smaller for inclusion in the Flux Box. Flux Box pieces will be exhibited in the gallery during the show March 4 - 29, 2013. Flux Box work will become part of the gallery’s collection after the show Submit Flux Box submissions along with contact information to Chris Mona, Cade Art Gallery, AACC, 101 College Pky., Arnold, MD 21012, to arrive by Feb. 25, 2013.   For more information, contact Chris Mona (410) 777-7028 or e-mail: cpmona@aacc.edu

SUBMISSION (arrival) DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 25, 2013

a Fluxus Manifesto

the actual passage was not as expected
flim flam
canisters
dj vibrations and flugelhorn
these analog conundrums stimulate the rounder digits
they are gleaming thoroughfares
sending us back to reverse
if not then,  and again
then a return movement
then a blasted interval
then a torque and release


To reconcile that which is prescribed to that which is chaotic, free to happen.  The joy of Artmaking.  Fresh and adventuresome.  Beauty of an idea turned into a verb with a license to do the opportunistic and the silly.  Use of materials common to our everyday experience.  Turned on its head, turned around, turned inside out, turned away.  Spun.  Curious with what can happen now, in singularity, in multiples, in responses.  Questions the expected art practices. An experience of ideas. Theatrical activity welcomed.  A possibility to engineer a degree of tension and surprise.

I spoke with Chris about the box and show for clarification and agreed to post this update on fluxlist. Ginny

All work displayed will go into the Flux box and will become part of the gallery’s perm collection. He says a list of artists will be sent out.