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* George Maciunas, ''[[Media:Maciunas_George_Name_Cards.pdf|Name Cards]]'', 1964, [http://www.fondazionebonotto.org/fluxus/maciunasgeorge/edition/0014e12.html JPGs].
* George Maciunas, ''[[Media:Maciunas_George_Name_Cards.pdf|Name Cards]]'', 1964, [http://www.fondazionebonotto.org/fluxus/maciunasgeorge/edition/0014e12.html JPGs].
* ''Fluxkit'', 1965. [http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2011/fluxus_editions/category_works/fluxkit/]
* ''Fluxkit'', 1965. [http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2011/fluxus_editions/category_works/fluxkit/]
Revision as of 21:03, 21 May 2022
- 1 Artists
- 2 Works
- 3 Chronologies, diagrams
- 4 Catalogues
- 5 Collections and archives
- 6 Exhibitions, events
- 7 Literature
- 8 Lists and bibliographies
- 9 Resources
- 10 See also
- Eric Andersen
- Lenora de Barros
- Mary Bauermeister
- Joseph Beuys
- George Brecht
- John Cage
- Giuseppe Chiari
- Robert Filliou
- Albert M. Fine
- Michael Gibbs
- Ken Friedman
- Dick Higgins
- Dorothy Iannone
- Milan Knížák
- Alison Knowles
- Takehisa Kosugi
- Shigeko Kubota
- George Maciunas
- Yoko Ono
- Nam June Paik
- Benjamin Patterson
- Willem de Ridder
- Takako Saito
- Mieko Shiomi
- Yasunao Tone
- Ben Vautier
- Wolf Vostell
- Branko Vučićević
Objects, artists' publications
- George Brecht, Water Yam, c1963.
- George Maciunas (ed.), Fluxus 1, 1964-79, JPGs (book version), JPGs (box version). First of three issues of Maciunas' serialised publication. 
- Yoko Ono, Grapefruit: A Book of Instructions and Drawings by Yoko Ono, Tokyo: Wunternaum Press, 1964; 2nd ed., intro. John Lennon, Simon & Schuster, 1970.
- Fluxkit, 1965. 
- George Maciunas (ed.), Flux Year Box 2, New York, 1966-68, JPGs. Second of three issues of Maciunas' serialised publication. 
- Ben Vautier, Fluxbox Containing God, c1966.
- George Maciunas (ed.), Fluxtattoos, New York: Implosions, 1967.
- George Maciunas (ed.), Fluxpack 3, Flash Art Edizioni, 1973-75. Third of three issues of Maciunas' serialised publication.
Resources containing digital editions
- Fluxus works in Fluxus Digital Collection at University of Iowa Libraries
- Fluxus West Digital Collection at Iowa Digital Library
- Fluxus works at California Institute of the Arts' Artists' Book Collection
- Fluxus works at Fondazione Bonotto
- La Monte Young (ed.), An Anthology of Chance Operations, New York: La Monte Young and Jackson Mac Low, Spring 1963; 2nd ed., New York: H. Friedrich, 1970, JPGs. First and only issue. Compilation of texts, scores for events, instruction cards, experimental poetry, and much more by artists musicians, poets, and dancers, who founded Fluxus, minimalism, conceptual art, and other experimental practices. Among the artists included are George Brecht, John Cage, Walter De Maria, Henry Flynt, Yoko Ono, Dick Higgins, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Ray Johnson, Simone Forti, Nam June Paik, Terry Riley, Diter Rot, Emmet Williams, and Christian Wolff.
- Alison Knowles, Annea Lockwood (eds.), Women's Work, New York: Alison Knowles and Anna Lockwood, 1975. 
- Ken Friedman, Owen Smith, Lauren Sawchyn (eds.), The Fluxus Performance Workbook, new ed., Performance Research, 2002, 117 pp.
- George Maciunas, Fluxus Manifesto, Feb 1963. Distributed during Festum Fluxorum Fluxus, Düsseldorf. Other Fluxus manifestos.
- Happenings: Fluxus, Pop Art, Nouveau Realisme: Eine Dokumentation, eds. Jürgen Becker and Wolf Vostell, Rheinbeck: Rowohlt, 1965, 470 pp. Historical resource for the original interconnection among these four overlapping, once mutually enhancing, artistic movements, aesthetic concerns that have subsequently been pried apart in the history of art.
- Film Culture 43: "Expanded Arts", ed. Jonas Mekas, New York: Film Culture, Winter 1966, 12 pp.
- Henry Flynt, Down With Art, New York: Fluxpress, 1968,  pp.
- Wolf Vostell, Miss Vietnam, San Francisco: Nova Broadcast Press, 1969, 37 pp.
- Robert Filliou, et al., Teaching and Learning as Performing Arts / Lehren und Lernen als Auffuehrungskuenste, Cologne and New York: König, 1970, 236 pp. (English)/(German)
- Intermedia, Fluxus, and the Something Else Press. Selected Writings by Dick Higgins, eds. Steve Clay and Ken Friedman, Catskill, NY: Siglio, 2018, 364 pp. Publisher. . Reviews: Gibbons (Hyperallergic), Harren (Artforum), Ox (Leonardo), Waldow (Brooklyn Rail), Galbreth (Glasstire), Kirkus.
- We Are in Open Circuits. Writings by Nam June Paik, eds. John G. Hanhardt, Gregory Zinman, and Edith Decker-Phillips, MIT Press, 2019, 445 pp. Publisher.
- Periodicals, newsletters
- décoll/age: Bulletin aktueller Ideen und Kunst nach, ed. Wolf Vostell, Cologne, 1962-69.  (German)
- News-Policy-Letter, 7 numbers, ed. George Maciunas, Wiesbaden: Fluxus (1-4), Ehlhalten: Fluxus (5-7), 1962-63.
- Aktuální umění, 2 issues, ed. Aktuální umění, Prague, 1964-65. (Czech)
- Fluxnewsletter, ed. George Maciunas, New York, 1965-76. Selection.
- Something Else Press Newsletters, 22 numbers, ed. Dick Higgins, New York: Something Else Press, 1966-73 & 1983.
- Something Else Press (incl. Great Bear Pamphlets) 
Selection according to Friedman & Owen's Fluxus bibliography.
- Dick Higgins, Jefferson’s Birthday / Postface, 2 vols., New York: Something Else Press, 1964, 271+89 pp.   
- Philip Corner, Alison Knowles, Benjamin Patterson, Tomas Schmit, The Four Suits, New York: Something Else Press, 1965.  
- Robert Filliou, Ample Food for Stupid Thought, New York: Something Else Press, 1965.
- Al Hansen, A Primer of Happenings and Time/Space Art, New York: Something Else Press, 1965.
- Ray Johnson, The Paper Snake, New York: Something Else Press, 1965.
- Knowles, Alison, By Alison Knowles, Great Bear Pamphlets, New York: Something Else Press, 1965; UbuClassics, 2004, PDF.
- George Brecht, Chance-Imagery, Great Bear Pamphlets, New York: Something Else Press, 1966, 16 pp; UbuClassics, 2004, PDF.
- Manifestos, Great Bear Pamphlets, New York: Something Else Press, 1966; UbuClassics, 2004, PDF; repr., Brooklyn, NY: Primary Information, 2007. 
- Jackson Mac Low, The Twin Plays, Great Bear Pamphlets, New York: Something Else Press, 1966; UbuClassics, 2004, PDF.
- Daniel Spoerri, An Anecdoted Topography of Chance, ed. & annot. Emmett Williams, New York: Something Else Press, 1966, xviii+214 pp; exp.ed., London: Atlas Press, 1995, 236 pp; new ed., London: Atlas Press, 2016, 271 pp.
- Topographie anecdotée du hasard, Paris: Galerie Lawrence, 1962, 53 pp; repr., facs., Paris: Centre Georges Pompidou, 1990, 53 pp; exp.ed., Paris: Othello, 2016, 370+ pp. (French)
- Anekdoten zu einer Topographie des Zufalls, Neuwied; Berlin: Luchterhand, 1968, 162 pp. (German)
- Wolf Vostell, Berlin and Phenomena, trans. Laura P. Williams, Great Bear Pamphlets, New York: Something Else Press, 1966, 16 pp; UbuClassics, 2004, PDF.
- George Brecht, Robert Filliou, Games at the Cedilla, or the Cedilla Takes Off, New York: Something Else Press, 1967.  
- Robert Filliou, A Filliou Sampler, Great Bear Pamphlets, New York: Something Else Press, 1967, 16 pp; UbuClassics, 2004, PDF.
- Juan Hidalgo, A Zaj Sampler, trans. Peter Besas, Great Bear Pamphlets, New York: Something Else Press, 1967; UbuClassics, 2004, PDF.
- Bengt af Klintberg, The Cursive Scandinavian Salve, A Great Bear Pamphlet, New York: Something Else Press, 1967; UbuClassics, 2004, PDF.
- Emmett Williams (ed.), An Anthology of Concrete Poetry, New York: Something Else Press, 1967
- Dick Higgins, foew&ombwhnw: A Grammar of the Mind and a Phenomenology of Love and a Science of the Arts As Seen by a Stalker of the Wild Mushroom, New York: Something Else Press, 1968.
- John Cage (ed.), Notations, New York: Something Else Press, 1969.
- Dick Higgins, foew&ombwhnw, New York: Something Else Press, 1969.
- Jackson Mac Low, Stanzas for Iris Lezak, Barton, VT: Something Else Press, 1971.
- Wolf Vostell, Dick Higgins (eds.), Fantastic Architecture, New York: Something Else Press, 1971.
- Richard Kostelanetz (ed.), Breakthrough Fictioneers, Barton, VT and Berlin: Something Else Press, 1972.
- Geoff Hendricks, Ring Piece, Barton, VT: Something Else Press, 1973.
FluxTellus, 1990, MP3s
- Fluxus Anthology: A Collection of Music and Sound Events, ed. Maurizio Narrucci, Florence: Zona archives & Recorthings, 1989, vinyl; Florence: Anthology Records, 1995, CD, MP3s.
- Tellus 24: FluxTellus, ed. Barbara Moore, Harvestworks, NY: Tellus, 1990, cassette. 
- Fluxus Anthology, 30th Anniversary 1962-1992, ed. Jan Van Toorn, Holland: Slowscan Editions, 1993, MP3s.
- Crayon: Festschrift for Jackson Mac Low's 75th Birthday, eds. Andrew Levy and Bob Harrison, New York, 1997.
- Fluxus Anthology, Slowscan Editions, 2004, 2 LPs.
- Fluxus Anthology, ed. Walter Cianciusi, mIEKAL aND, 2006. A collection of music and sound events assembled for Fluxlist.
- Fluxus audio works at Fondazione Bonotto
- George Maciunas (ed.), International Fluxus Festivals and Concerts, 1965. Collection of flyers and posters, 1962-65.
- George Maciunas, "Fluxus (Its Historical Development and Relationship to Avant-garde Movements)", 1966. 
- George Maciunas, "Expanded Arts Diagram", Film Culture 43: "Expanded Arts", ed. Jonas Mekas, New York, Winter 1966, p 7, PDF. 
- Ken Friedman, Chronology of Fluxus West, 1966-1970, 1970, 9 pp.
- George Maciunas, Diagram of Historical Development of Fluxus and Other 4 Dimentional, Aural, Optic, Olfactory, Epithelial and Tactile Art Forms, annot. Alison Knowles, 1973.   
- "Fluxus Chronology: Key Moments and Events", in The Fluxus Reader, ed. Ken Friedman, Academy Editions, 1998, pp 257-282.
For the catalogues of solo exhibitions, see the pages of the respective artists.
- Pictures to be Read, Poetry to be Seen, Chicago: Museum of Contemporary Art, 1967, 33 pp. Exh. curated by Jan van der Marck; held at MCA Chicago, 24 Oct-3 Dec 1967.
- Happening & Fluxus: Materialien, ed. Hans Sohm, Cologne: Kölnischer Kunstverein, 1970,  pp. Exh. curated by Hans Sohm and Harald Szeemann; held at the Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, 6 Nov 1970-6 Jan 1971.  (German)
- Actie, werkelijkheid en fictie in de kunst van de jaren '60 in Nederland, ed. W.A.L. Beeren, 's-Gravenhage: Staatsuitgeverij, 1979, 176 pp, PDF. Exh. held at Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 9 Nov 1979-6 Jan 1980. (Dutch)
- Fluxus etc., ed. John Hendricks, Bloomfield Hills, MI: Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, and Detroit, MI: Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection, 1981.  Addenda I, 1983.  Addenda II, 1983. 
- Clive Phillpot, Jon Hendricks, Fluxus: Selections from the Gilbert and Lila Silverman Collection, New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1988, 64 pp. 
- Arthur Køpcke Arkivet, Aarhus: Aarhus Kunstmuseum, 1989, 60 pp. (Danish)
- Ubi Fluxus ibi motus, 1990-1962, ed. Achille Bonito Oliva, Milan: Mazzotta, and Venice: La Biennale di Venezia, 1990, 498 pp. Exh. held as part of Venice Biennale 1990.
- Fluxus: A Conceptual Country, ed. Estera Milman, Jan 1992, 248 pp, PDFs. Special issue of Visible Language 26(1-2).
- Fluxus Virus, 1962-1992, ed. Ken Friedman, Cologne: Galerie Schüppenhauer, 1992, 399 pp. Includes 41 artists and biographies, with essays exploring the identity of Fluxus by Peter Frank, Ina Conzen Meairs, Wilfried Dörstel and Reiner Steinberg, Hannah Higgins, Karen Moss, Owen F. Smith, David T. Doris, Dieter Daniels, Ina Blom, Mariane Hoffmann, Michael Erlhoff, James Lewes, Manfred de la Motte, and Ken Friedman.   (German)/(English)
- In the Spirit of Fluxus, eds. Elizabeth Armstrong, Janet Jenkins, and Joan Rothfuss, Minneapolis, MN: Walker Art Center, 1993. Stiles' essay. Texts by Andreas Huyssen, Simon Anderson, Kristine Stiles, Owen Smith, Douglas Kahn, Bruce Jenkins, and Elizabeth Armstrong. Review: Ivacs (Artpool). 
- Adrian Glew, Jon Hendricks, Fluxbritannica: Aspects of the Fluxus Movement 1962-73, London: Tate Gallery, 1994. (English)
- Fluxus. Eine lange Geschichte mit vielen Knoten. Fluxus in Deutschland 1962–1994, 2 vols., eds. René Block and Gabriele Knapstein, Stuttgart: Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, 1995, 100+266 pp. (German)
- Dlouhý příběh s mnoha uzly. Fluxus v Německu 1962-1994: texty, trans. Jiří Strážnický and Jan Mattuš, Stuttgart: Institut pro zahraniční vztahy, 1995, 73 pp. (Czech)
- In de geest van Fluxus, Antwerp: Stadsdrukkerij, 1995, 85 pp.  (Dutch)
- Fluxus: definíciók és idézetek. Szöveggyűjtemény a Fluxus Németországban 1969-1994 című kiállításhoz, ed. László Beke, Budapest: Műcsarnok, 1996, 56 pp. (Hungarian)
- Alternative Traditions in the Contemporary Arts: Subjugated Knowledges and the Balance of Power, ed. Estera Milman, University of Iowa Museum of Art, 1999, 111 pp. With contributions by Ken Friedman, Stephen Perkins, and Owen Smith.
- Off Limits: Rutgers University and the Avant-Garde, 1957–1963, ed. Joan Marter, New Jersey: Newark Museum and Rutgers University Press, 1999. Review: Beckman & Applefield (Art J). 
- Critical Mass: Happenings, Fluxus, Performance, Intermedia, and Rutgers University, 1957–1972, ed. Geoffrey Hendricks, New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2003.    (English)
- Astrit Schmidt-Burkhardt, Maciunas' Learning Machines: From Art History to a Chronology of Fluxus, Berlin: Vice Versa, 2003; 2nd ed., rev. & exp., forew. Jon Hendricks, Vienna and New York: Springer, 2011, 215 pp. 
- O que é Fluxus? O que não é! O porquê / What's Fluxus? What's Not! Why, ed. Jon Hendricks, Rio de Janeiro: Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, 2002, 272 pp. (Brazilian Portuguese)/(English)
- Intermedia: The Dick Higgins Collections at UMBC, ed. Lisa Moren, Baltimore: University of Maryland, 2003, 84 pp. (English)
- Fluxus—Art into Life, eds. Nobuko Akita, Yoko Hayami, and Midori Yoshimoto, Saitama, Japan: Urawa Bijutsukan, 2004.  (Japanese)/(English)
- Fluxus East: Fluxus-Netzwerke in Mittelosteuropa / Fluxus East: Fluxus Networks in Central Eastern Europe, ed. Petra Stegmann, Berlin: Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien, 2007, 288 pp. Exh. held at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, 4 Sep-4 Nov 2007. Contains artists' biographies, an extensive illustrated chronology divided in sections, including an “Overall Survey of Fluxus Events in Central Eastern Europe (1962–1989), “Fluxus Concerts,” “Individual Exhibitions and Performances,” “Exhibitions and Festivals,” “Mieko Shiomi’s ‘Spatial Poems,’” “Nine Global Events,” and “Fluxus East and West,” and essays by Eric Andersen, Andrea Bátorová, Milan Knížák, Pavlína Morganová, Luiza Nader, Maria Anna Potocka, Tamás St. Auby, Petra Stegmann, and Emmett Williams.   (German)/(English)
- The Avant-Garde: From Futurism to Fluxus, Vilnius: Jonas Mekas Visual Arts Center, 2007, 286 pp. Exhibition.
- Fluxus Scores and Instructions: The Transformative Years. Selections from The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection, Detroit, eds. Jon Hendricks, with Marianne Bech and Media Farzin, Roskilde: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2008, 230 pp.
- Fluxus in Holland. De jaren '60, eds. Jeannette Dekeukeleire and Harry Ruhé, Amsterdam: Galerie A / artKitchen, 2009. 
- Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life, ed. Jacquelynn Baas, Hood Museum of Art, and University of Chicago Press, 2011. Excerpt.
- Fluxus in Italia: testi documenti immagini, ed. Caterina Gualco, Genova: Il Canneto, 2012, 373 pp. (Italian)/(English)
- Fluxus at 50, eds. Alexander Klar, Stefan Fricke, and Sarah Maske, Bielefeld: Kerber, 2012. 
- Fluxus! Antikunst ist auch Kunst, eds. Werner Esser, Bettina Kunz, and Steffen Egle, Stuttgart: Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, 2012, 154 pp. (German)
- Fluxus: A Creative Revolution / Una rivoluzione creativa, eds. Antonio d'Avossa and Nicoletta Ossanna Cavadini, Milan: Skira, 2012, 367 pp. (Italian)/(English)
- The Lunatics Are on the Loose: European Fluxus Festivals 1962-1977, ed. Petra Stegmann, Potsdam: Down With Art!, 2013. 
- Living Collections Catalogue, 2: Art Expanded, 1958-1978, ed. Eric Crosby, Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 2015.
- Revisions: Zen for Film, ed. Hanna B. Hölling, New York City: Bard Graduate Center, 2015, 100 pp.
- Sense Sound/Sound Sense: Fluxus Music, Scores & Records in the Luigi Bonotto Collection, eds. Patrizio Peterlini and Walter Rovere, Ravenna: Danilo Montanari, 2016, 216 pp. Exh. held at the Auditorium Parco della musica, Rome, Italy, 6 May-2 Jun 2016.  
- Fluxus catalogues at Fondazione Bonotto
Collections and archives
- Alternative Traditions in the Contemporary Arts (ATCA), University of Iowa; Iowa City, US. Serving as an interface among University of Iowa facilities (the Museum of Art, the University Libraries, and a number of academic units) Alternative Traditions in the Contemporary Arts (ATCA) Project is committed to the collection and preservation of works and papers of contemporary artists and to the facilitation and dissemination of research related to the post-World War II avant-garde. ATCA hosts various individual collections related to Fluxus artists and practices: The Fluxus West Collection, The Ken Friedman ATCA Collection, The Alice Hutchins Papers, Jonas Mekas Collection of Fluxus Films and Artifacts of the Eternal Network Papers. See also: Fluxus Digital Collection at Digital Studio for Public Arts & Humanities, featuring works from the UI Special Collections donated by artist and benefactor Ken Friedman.
- Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution; Washington DC, US. Archives host various collections with material related to Fluxus artists and Fluxus history. Most important are: Ted and Joan Wilentz collection of Fluxus-related materials (1963-1983), Dick Higgins papers (1958-1997) and Ken Friedman papers (1969-1978). Oral history collection includes interviews with Fluxus artists, including Alison Knowles, Geoffrey Hendricks, Benjamin Patterson and Al Hansen.
- Archiv Sohm, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart; Stuttgart, Germany. Archive of Hanns Sohm (1921-1999), a dentist and a collector of intermedia art and counter-culture from the 1960s and 1970s including the Beat scene, the Happening, Fluxus, Viennese Actionism, Concrete Poetry, the multi-media works of Dieter Roth and Zero. PDF
- Barbara and Peter Moore Fluxus Collection, Harvard Art Museums; Cambridge, US. The collection features a range of Fluxus editions and multiples dating from the early 1960s through the late 1970s. It includes pieces by Yoko Ono, Ken Friedman, Shigeko Kubota, Nam June Paik, George Brecht, George Maciunas among many others, as well as examples of many key multiples, a number of unique and rare works, and prototypes or models for editions. Acquired in 2005.
- David Tudor Papers, Getty Research Institute; Los Angeles, US. The collection documents David Tudor's participation in the post-war experimental and avant-garde music scene and aspects of his personal life until his death in 1996. Includes contributions by Fluxus artists such as Yoko Ono, Philip Corner and George Brecht.
- Dick Higgins Collection, Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Catonsville, Maryland, US. Donated from Dick Higgins's studio in Barrytown, New York by Alison Knowles, the collection focuses on Higgins, Something Else Press, and the wider Fluxus movement. It includes works by over 70 individual Fluxus and other artists, exhibition materials, publications from Something Else Press, and publications from members of the greater Fluxus movement.
- Donación Fluxus Gino di Maggio, Museo Vostell Malpartida; Malpartida de Cáceres, Spain. The collection was donated to the museum by the Italian collector, editor and curator Gino di Maggio, director of the Mudima Foundation in Milan and a friend of many of the Fluxus artists. The collection consists of 250 works by 31 artists and includes pieces by George Maciunas, Eric Andersen, Ayo-O, Philip Corner, Willhelm de Ridder, Robert Fillou, Dick Higgins, Alison Knowles, Yoko Ono, Ben Patterson, Mieko Shiomi, Robert Watts, Ben Vautier and others.
- Fluxus Materials at The New York Public Library; New York, US. Material related to Fluxus is available in various collections including Ellsworth Snyder collection of Fluxus multiples and ephemera (1958-1987), The Artists Files and The Pamphlet Files within the Art & Architecture Collection. The Print Collection, which also houses the Spencer Collection that owns original works by Fluxus artists such as Flux Year Box 2 (1967).
- Fluxus-related archives and publications, Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections, Northwestern University; Evanston, Illinois, US. Library collection hosts multiples by Fluxus artists including Fluxus 1 (1964), George Brecht's Water Yam (1963) and Games & Puzzles (1965), Flux timekit (1966) by Robert Watts as well as ephemera and publications about the movement.
- George Maciunas Memorial Collection, The Hood Museum of Art; Hanover, NH, US. The Collection, was established by then museum director Jan van der Marck in 1978 to pay tribute to Maciunas who had died that year. The Hood's holdings, which now reach beyond that original collection, includes works by various Fluxus artists such as Nam June Paik, Alison Knowles, Ben Vautier, Milan Knížák, Mieko (Chieko) Shiomi, Ken Friedman, Philip Corner and Maciunas himself.
- Heinrich Liman Fluxus Collections, Museum FLUXUS+; Potsdam, Germany. Conceived by Berlin entrepreneur and art collector Heinrich Liman, the museum opened in 2008. The collection hosts historical and contemporary works by various key Fluxus artists.
- Jean Brown Papers, Getty Research Institute; Los Angeles, US. A study collection of avant-garde materials accumulated by librarian and art collector Jean Brown. The collection documents the Dada and Surrealist art movements, Fluxus, mail art, and concrete poetry. Materials include letters, printed matter and ephemera, clippings, art objects, sound recordings, motion pictures, and video recordings. Brown maintained close friendships with many artists whose work she collected, including George Maciunas, Dick Higgins and Ken Friedman. She was a part of the international mail art network. The Getty Center acquired the collection from Jean Brown in 1988. Additional correspondence and notes were obtained from the family of Jean Brown in 2016. Publications received with the archive have been separated to the Getty Research Library.
- John Cage Collection, Northwestern University Music Library; Evanston, Il, US. In 1965, Cage sent letters to hundreds of composers, visual artists, and writers soliciting manuscripts for inclusion in a book to benefit the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts. Cage published selections as Notations (New York: Something Else Press, 1969). In addition to the music manuscripts, the Notations collection includes much of the correspondence generated around this project. On occasion, correspondence from figures such as Nam June Paik and George Brecht includes music that was not intended to be part of project and was not included in the book.
- Mayor/Fluxshoe/Beau Geste Press (BGP) Archive, Tate; London, UK. The archive consists of material relating to three areas of life of artist and art historian David Mayor: the 'Fluxshoe' touring exhibition (1972-73); the records of the independent publishing house Beau Geste Press (1971-76); and Mayor's own papers (1968-82).
- Nam June Paik Art Center Collection and Archive, Nam June Paik Art Center; Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea. Collection of artworks by Nam June Paik and other Fluxus artists including various multiples such as Name Kit (1965) by George Brecht, Events by Robert Watts (1964), Instruction No. 2 (1967) by Benjamin Patterson, Flux Rain Machine by Ay-O (1965) and photographic documentation of Festum Fluxorum Fluxus: Musik und Antimusik – Das Instrumentale Theater held at Staatliche Kunstakademie, Dusseldorf in 1963 by Manfred Leve. Nam June Paik Archives Collection includes various subcollections hosting material related to Fluxus artists such as Erik Andersch Collection, Mieko Shiomi Collection, Philip Corner Collection and Mary Bauermeister Collection.
- The Collection Hahn, MUMOK / Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien; Wienna, AT. The Collection of Wolfgang Hahn, an art conservator from Cologne and head of the Museum Ludwig Cologne restoration workshops, focuses on nouveau réalisme, Fluxus, performance art, and works that take a critical look at institutions. The collection includes the Hahn Library, which was donated to the museum in 2005 by Hildegard Hahn, so that together collection and library present the entire complexity of art in the 1960s including the artists associated with Fluxus, such as George Brecht and Nam June Paik. The museum hosts also the Wolfgang Hahn Archive that consist of documentary materials like invitations, flyers, and cards, all associated with the artists in the Hahn Collection (e.g. Daniel Spoerri, Nam June Paik, Marcel Broodthaers).
- The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection, The Museum of Modern Art; New York, US. The Silverman Collection was built and organized by scholar Jon Hendricks starting c. 1977, working with collectors Gilbert and Lila Silverman. It is the world's largest collections of artwork, documentation, and published materials related to Fluxus and particularly to its founder, George Maciunas. It was donated to MoMA in 2008 by the collectors. MoMA decided to split the Collection into three parts: works of art to the Department of Prints and Illustrated Books (currently Drawings and Prints), for their facility at handling editions; documentation to the Museum Archives, and publications to the Library.
- The Museum Ostwall Collection, Dortmunder U - Center for Art and Creativity, Dortmund, Germany. The Museum Ostwall hosts three important collections related to Fluxus. The collection of Wolfgang Feelisch, a collector from the city of Remscheid includes works by Joseph Beuys, Allan Kaprow and Robert Filliou. The museum also obtained works and documents on permanent loan from the estate of collector Hermann Braun that includes works by Robert Watts, George Brecht and Dick Higgins. Since the early 90s the museum is a home to a part of the collection of Siegfried Cremer, a conservator, collector, artist and professor for painting techniques at the Düsseldorf Art Academy (1977-94).
- Walker Fluxus Collection, The Walker Art Center; Minneapolis, US. Walker's Fluxus collection includes multiples and publications central to the history of the movement such as Fluxus 1 (1964), Flux Year Box 2 (1967), as well as multiples by Ben Vautier, George Brecht, Shigeko Kubota and others.
- Whitney Fluxus Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art; New York, US. Whitney collection of Fluxus works comprises of iconic multiples from the 1960s such as George Brecht's Water Yam (1963/69) and Games & PuzzLes (1965/69), Ben Vautier's Holes (1963/69) and Shigeko Kubota's FLUX NAPKINS (1967).
Selection of gallery exhibitions and festivals with an online presence. For more see Catalogues section above.
- Festival of Fantastics, Roskilde, Denmark, 1985. Ten international artists all closely associated with Fluxus presented a series of events, performances, concerts and actions all over Roskilde and the surrounding area.
- Fluxus East: Fluxus Networks in Central Eastern Europe, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Sep-Nov 2007; Vilnius, 2007; Krakow, 2008; Budapest, 2008; Tallinn, 2008; Copenhagen, 2009; Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden/Oslo, Oct 2010-Feb 2011.
- Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, Sep-Dec 2011.
- Thing/Thought: Fluxus Editions, 1962-1978, MoMA, New York, 21 Sep 2011-16 Jan 2012. Review: Young (PAJ).
- Fluxus Weekend on Performa 11, New York, 11-13 Nov 2011. Review: Young (PAJ).
Art history and theory
For the literature on individual artists, see their dedicated wiki pages.
- Harry Ruhé (ed.), Fluxus: The Most Radical and Experimental Art Movement of the Sixties, Amsterdam: A, 1979. In 1979, this publication was the most comprehensive history of Fluxus activities, editions, and general Fluxus literature, with an essay on the history of Fluxus by Ruhé. Useful as an early inclusive history of Fluxus compared to the increasingly less comprehensive canonized versions of Fluxus. Loose-leaf alphabetized artists’ pages with biographies, lists of works, publications, and many photographs assembled in a three-ring binder.
- Fluxus: izbor tekstova, ed. Aleksandra Janković, Belgrade: Muzej savremene umetnosti, 1986. Selected writings. (Serbo-Croatian)
- Ken Friedman (ed.), The Fluxus Reader, Academy Editions, 1998, 309 pp, ARG. Contains histories, theories, critical perspectives, and transcriptions from an interview with Maciunas by Larry Miller; an essay by Miller; and an interview with Billie Maciunas regarding her life, sex, and experiences with George Maciunas, and her encounters with Fluxus, by Susan L. Jarosi. Also includes an extensive chronology of events in Fluxus history, and a selected list of Fluxus art works and related primary and secondary source materials.
- Owen F. Smith, Fluxus: The History Of An Attitude, San Diego State University Press, 1998, 336 pp. Comprehensive survey of the birth, development, and cultural end (or “remnants”) of the Fluxus movement, elucidating the historical and philosophical complexities of the ethos of the movement and illustrating the enduring impact of Fluxus today. Chapter 1. 
- Hannah Higgins, Fluxus Experience, University of California Press, 2002, 259 pp. Based on her theory of aesthetic experience through the philosophical lens of the philosopher John Dewey, Higgins attends to experiential and phenomenological aspects of Fluxus, charts its history in the coincident context of happenings, conceptual, and pop art, discusses the reception of Fluxus, and offers a “Fluxus-Inspired Pedagogy”.
- Midori Yoshimoto, Into Performance: Japanese Women Artists in New York, Rutgers University Press, 2005. Case studies of the art of Yayoi Kusama, Yoko Ono, Takako Saito, Mieko Shiomi, and Shigeko Kubota, and their contribution to happenings and Fluxus.
- Shiomi Mieko, Furukusasu towa nanika: Nichijo to ato o musubitsuketa hitobito [What Is Fluxus? The People Who Connected Art and the Everyday], Tokyo: Firumuātosha, 2005.  (Japanese)
- Olivier Lussac, Fluxus et la musique, Dijon: Les Presses du reel, 2010, 332 pp. (French)
- Chris Thompson, Felt: Fluxus, Joseph Beuys, and the Dalai Lama, University of Minnesota Press, 2011, 319 pp.
- Natasha Lushetich, Fluxus: The Practice of Non-Duality, Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2014, xiv+274 pp. Review: Troshani (Leonardo).
- Lori Waxman, Keep Walking Intently: The Ambulatory Art of the Surrealists, the Situationist International, and Fluxus, Berlin: Sternberg, 2017, 285 pp. TOC. Publisher.
- Mari Dumett, Corporate Imaginations: Fluxus Strategies for Living, University of California Press, 2017, 400 pp. Based on 2009 PhD dissertation from Boston University. Publisher.
- Natilee Harren, Fluxus Forms: Scores, Multiples, and the Eternal Network, University of Chicago Press, 2020, 304 pp. Review: Chamberlain (CAA Reviews). Publisher. Video conversations: with Natilee Harren w/ Elizabeth Eager (2021), On Drawing: “Fluxus Forms” with Natilee Harren (2021), Ken Friedman w/ Natilee Harren (2022). 
- Journal issues
- Performance Research 7(3): "On Fluxus", eds. Ken Friedman and Owen Smith, Routledge, Sep 2002, 142 pp.
- Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory 19(3): "Women & Fluxus: Toward a Feminist Archive of Fluxus", ed. Midori Yoshimoto, 2009. Introduction. 
- "An Evening with Fluxus Women: A Roundtable Discussion", pp 369-389. Moderated by Midori Yoshimoto. Featuring Alison Knowles, Carolee Schneemann, Sara Seagull, Barbara Moore. Edited by Midori Yoshimoto & Alex Pittman. 
- IDEA 53: "Maciunas, arhitectură după Fluxus", Cluj, 2018, pp 5-45, HTML. Special section in magazine. (Romanian)
- Barbara Haskell, "Fluxus", in Blam! The Explosion of Pop, Minimalism, and Performance, 1958-1964, ed. Barbara Haskell, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1984, pp 48-59.
- Ken Friedman, "Mail Art History" The Fluxus Factor", Flue 4:3-4, Winter 1984, pp 18-24.
- Peter Frank, "Ken Friedman: The Fluxus Years", Helsinki: Oy Wärtsilä Ab Arabia, 1987.
- Stewart Home, "The origins of Fluxus and the movement in its 'heroic' period", "The rise of the depoliticized Fluxus aesthetic", chs 9-10 in Home, The Assault on Culture: Utopian Currents from Lettrisme to Class War, London: Aporia Press and Unpopular Books, 1988; 2nd ed., AK Press, 1991. (English)
- Kristine Stiles, "Between Water and Stone: Fluxus Performance", in In the Spirit of Fluxus, Walker Art Center, 1993, pp 62-99.
- Bengt af Klintberg, "Fluxus Games and Contemporary Folklore: on the Non-Individual Character of Fluxus Art", Konsthistorisk Tidskrift 62:2 (1993), pp 115-125.
- Kathy O’Dell, "Fluxus Feminus", TDR: The Drama Review 41:1, Spring 1997, pp 43-60.
- "1962a: Fluxus", in Art Since 1900, eds. Hal Foster, et al., London: Thames & Hudson, 2004, pp 456-463.
- Ken Friedman, "History, Historiography, Historicism, Legacy", Visible Language 39:3, Sep 2005, pp 308-317.
- Ken Friedman, "The Literature of Fluxus", Visible Language 40:1, Jan 2006, pp 90-112.
- Ken Friedman, "Working Together", in Artistic Bedfellows: Histories, Theories, and Conversations in Collaborative Art Practices, ed. Holly Crawford, University Press of America, 2008.
- Roslyn Bernstein, Shael Shapiro, Illegal Living: 80 Wooster Street and the Evolution of SoHo, Vilnius: Jonas Mekas Foundation, 2010. 
- Ken Friedman, "Fluxus: A Laboratory of Ideas", in Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life, ed. Jacquelynn Baas, Hood Museum of Art, 2011, pp 35-44.
- Natasha Lushetich, "The Performance of Time in Fluxus Intermedia", TDR/The Drama Review 55:4, Winter 2011, pp 75-87.
- Natilee Harren, "The Crux of Fluxus: Intermedia, Rear-guard", in Living Collections Catalogue, 2: Art Expanded, 1958-1978, eds. Eric Crosby with Liz Glass, Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 2015.
- Ken Friedman, Lily Díaz, "Intermedia, Multimedia and Media", in Adaptation and Convergence of Media, eds. Lily Díaz, Magda Dragu, and Leena Eilittä, Espoo: Aalto University, 2018, pp 26-60. 
- Colby Chamberlain, "International Indeterminacy: George Maciunas and the Mail", ARTMargins 7:3, Oct 2018, pp 57-85. 
- Geoffrey Hendricks, David J. Getsy, "Outing Queer Fluxus", PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art 43:1, Jan 2021, pp 95-106. 
- Colby Chamberlain, "Prescribed Performances: Fluxus and Disability", October 177, 2021, pp 24-51. 
- Encyclopedic entries
- More Friedman's writings on Fluxus
- Writings on Fluxus in Swinburne Research Bank
- Selection of texts on Fluxus by Andrey Kovalev
- Lund Art Press 2(2): "Fluxus Research", ed. Jean Sellem, Lund: University of Lund, 1991, 147 pp.
- Bengt af Klintberg, Svensk fluxus / Swedish Fluxus, Stockholm: Rönnells Antikvariat, 2006, 125 pp. (Swedish)/(English)
- Billie Maciunas, The Eve of Fluxus: A Flux Memoire, forew. Kristine Stiles, intro. Geoffrey Hendricks, Winter Park, afterw. Larry Miller, FL: Arbiter, 2010. Author divulges titillating stories of her sex life with George Maciunas, and pointed critiques of the bickering, competitiveness, and conflicts within Fluxus that, without her commentary, would have remained otherwise unknown.
Lists and bibliographies
- Fluxus Codex, ed. Jon Hendricks, Detroit: Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection, and New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1988. Valuable resource with 416 alphabetized artists’ pages including descriptions of works; a history by Hendricks of Fluxus and the “codes” Maciunas developed for Fluxus artists and their works; and Hendricks’s and the Silverman’s own new codes and numbering system for Fluxus art. Some Fluxus artists have rejected the system; and some have also debated the idea that Fluxus was ever a “collective,” the term used as the title of a section of Fluxus Codex, which chronicles works produced by artists that Maciunas then assembled, published, and marketed. Abundant black-and-white illustrations, a color portfolio, annotations, references, and bibliography. 
- John Gray, Action Art: A Bibliography of Artists' Performance from Futurism to Fluxus and Beyond, Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1993, xiv+343 pp.
- "A List of Selected Fluxus Art Works and Related Primary Source Materials", in The Fluxus Reader, ed. Ken Friedman, Academy Editions, 1998, pp 283-295.
- "A List of Selected Sources and Related Secondary Sources", in The Fluxus Reader, ed. Ken Friedman, Academy Editions, 1998, pp 296-305.
- Ken Friedman, Owen Smith, A Fluxus Bibliography, Visible Language 40:1, Jan 2006, pp 114-127, PDF.
- Experimental Women in Flux: Selective Reading in the Silverman Reference Library, 2010. Annotated.
- Allie Tepper, "A Fluxus Bibliography", Post at MoMA, 20 Aug 2013. Annotated.
- Fluxus bibliography at Artpool, 2000.
- at artype.de
- Fluxus Digital Collection at University of Iowa Libraries.
- Fluxus at Artpool
- Fluxus Portal for the Internet
- Fondazione Bonotto, a Venetian archive of printed matter and ephemeral about Fluxus movement (especially in Italy) and concrete and visual poetry.
- Copenhagen Fluxus Archive, The Knud Pedersen Collection.
- Between New York and Tokyo: Fluxus and Graphic Scores, Post at MoMA, Jul 2013.
- AWARE Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions: Fluxus
- Fluxus Heidelberg Center Blog
- Fluxus & Happening, ed. Co Seegers.
- Charting Fluxus: George Maciunas's Ambitious Art History, MoMA.org, 2013.