About the event

Artists of the 1960s employed chance, technology, and social interaction to create “compositions” that crossed the disciplines of music, poetry, visual art, and dance. As the decade progressed, the initial impulses and experiments coalesced as Fluxus, Minimalism, and Conceptual Art. A key question of this discussion will be whether it is still productive, even viable to maintain these divisions on the basis of “art movements.” Art historians Zabet Patterson and Julia Robinson will discuss Fluxus practice with particular attention to the tensions of chance operations and technology and consider what the legacy of this movement is today, particularly for art’s relationship to technology. This event is organized by Maud Jacquin and Sebastien Pluot.

Co-sponsored by the French Ministry of Culture and the French Institute, the Ph.D. Program in Art History, the Ph.D. Program in Theatre, and the Center for the Humanities, the Graduate Center, CUNY. This project is part of Art by Translation International Research Program in Art and Curatorial Practices directed by Maud Jacquin and Sébastien Pluot at Esba TALM Angers / ENSAPC / CNEAI.