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Harry Stendhal Settles Lawsuit With Jonas Mekas

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Harry Stendhal Settles Lawsuit With Jonas Mekas and Anthology Film Archives Yoko Ono Grapefruit original manuscript to go on sale PRESS RELEASE I. The filmmaker Jonas Mekas and his New York art dealer, Harry Stendhal of the Maya Stendhal Gallery, have settled a long running legal dispute, according to lawyers for the parties. Terms of […]

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Cities in Flux

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Part 1 1. INTRODUCTION New manufacturing processes developed during the industrial revolution dramatically changed traditional modes of artistic production in the twentieth century. In a culture where the assembly line bred incredible productivity, the object became a commodity subject to the techniques of the industry –the processes of construction defined to contain within it only […]

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The Architect’s Newspaper: Building the Fluxus Way

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Building The Fluxus Way Bill Millard Maciunas’s prefab model, 1965   George Maciunas (1931-1978) was the central figure in the Fluxus movement, although calling Fluxus a movement of even a group already presumes too much. A preferable term might be “practice,” “program,” or as historian Ken Friedman, who edited The Fluxus Reader (Academy/Wiley 1998), put […]

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The New York Times: Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life

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“Fluxus and the Essential Question of Life” Review Liberating Viewers, and the World, With Silliness By KEN JOHNSON Published: September 23, 2011 Dima Gavrysh for The New York Times A door that George Maciunas outfitted with blades to ward off New York State officials. Fed up with being hounded by the New York State attorney […]

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Art, life, and the legacy of Fluxus

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HANOVER, N.H. — Any account of the origins of silliness, high jinks, and all-round tomfoolery in contemporary art would have to devote a decent-size chapter to Fluxus. The 1960s and ’70s art phenomenon is the subject of a chuckle-and-snort-inducing — but also timely and admirable — show at the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth […]

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Progress Report #2

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Notes on Yoko Ono, Grapefruit, Original Manuscript, 1964

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Yoko Ono’s Grapefruit original manuscript on view for the first time, Stendhal Gallery, 2009 150 pieces comprise the original manuscript of Yoko Ono’s pivotal 1964 work Grapefruit. Assembled into an artist’s book and originally published in Tokyo in a limited edition of 500 (Simon and Schuster would release a mass market edition in 1970), the […]

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NeMe: Remarks on modernity, mobility, nomadism and the arts by Dr Michael Haerdter

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NeMe: Remarks on modernity, mobility, nomadism and the arts by Dr Michael Haerdter There’s nothing new about the fact that the world is in motion. It has always been ‘on the move’. Think of the billions of years of the coming into being of the Earth and the planetary system which an initial impulse maintains […]

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Design methods, emergence, and collective intelligence by Nikos A. Salingaros

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Katarxis Nº 3 Design methods, emergence, and collective intelligence By. Nikos A. Salingaros Abstract: The two methods of adaptive top-down and bottom-up design are shown to be theoretically equivalent. Even though they differ drastically in their application, each one can help the other, and they may even be combined in a particular project. Both cases […]

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