Sunday, February 22, 2015
FluxBooks: From the Sixties to the Future
The Luigi Bonotto collection [see below post] focuses on Fluxus and Experimental Poetry (Concrete, Visual and Sound), and bookworks from the Fluxus collection form the basis of an exhibition opening across two venues in Venice next month.
FluxBooks: From the Sixties to the Future, opens at the Palazzetto Tito and the Galleria di Piazza San Marco on March 4th. The exhibition is the result of a collaboration between the Bonotto and the Bevilacqua La Masa Foundations. The show will present artist's books produced by artists affiliated with Fluxus, and the works of Bevilacqua La Masa's young artists.
Curated by Giorgio Maffei and Patrizio Peterlini, FluxBooks: From the Sixties... will take place at the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Galleria di Piazza, San Marco, San Marco 71c – 30124 Venice. It will feature books produced within Fluxus, from the early sixties to the late seventies. Five thematic sections form the exhibition: the book as book, book as memento, book as object, book as plot and book as box.
This show will include works by Marcel Alocco, Eric Andersen, Joseph Beuys, George Brecht, Stanley Brouwn, John Cage, José L. Castillejo, Giuseppe Chiari, Philip Corner, Willem De Ridder, Jean Dupuy, Robert Filliou, Albert M. Fine, Henry Flynt, Bici Forbes Hendricks, Ken Friedman, Al Hansen, Geoffrey Hendricks, Juan Hidalgo, Dick Higgins, Ray Johnson, Joe Jones, Allan Kaprow, Milan Knížák, Alison Knowls, Arthur Koepcke, Jackson Mac Low, George Maciunas, Walter Marchetti, Jonas Mekas, Claes Oldenburg, Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik, Dieter Roth, Takako Saito, Gianni Emilio Simonetti, Daniel Spoerri, Ben Vautier, Wolf Vostell, Robert Watts, Emmett Williams and La Monte Young.
FluxBooks... to the Future is curated by Stefano Coletto and Angela Vettese and takes place at the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Palazzetto Tito, Dorsoduro 2826-30123 Venice.
It will focus on the works of young artists of the Bevilacqua La Masa Atelier, produced during study stays with the Fondazione Bonotto. Many of the works reflect on the work of Fluxus artists, and these books will be presented in dialogue with the works of: Eric Andersen, Joseph Beuys, George Brecht, Stanley Brouwn, John Cage, Robert Filliou, Henry Flynt, Ken Friedman, Geoffrey Hendricks, Dick Higgins, Allan Kaprow, George Maciunas, Yoko Ono, Gianni Emilio Simonetti and La Monte Young.
Participating artists include Giuseppe Abate, Paola Angelini, Anemoi (Daniela Da Silva Ferreira, Laura Di Nicolantonio, Maria Elena Fantoni e Nataša Vasiljevi ć), Marko Bjelan čević, Pamela Breda, Saverio Bonato, Samuele Cherubini, Graziano Meneghin, Jacopo Trabona, Fabrizio Perghem, Fabio Roncato, Caterina Erica Shanta, Gli Impresari (Edoardo Aruta, Marco Di Giuseppe, Rosario Sorbello) and Eleonora Sovrani.
The exhibition will remain open at both locations until 26 April, 2015 and will be followed by a two-volume publication.