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FLUXUS
1959 - 1978
country
USA
period
1946-1968

Fluxus is an international shared artistic attitude, a network of artists, designers, poets, musicians, and creatives that emerged in the early 1960s. It has its foundations in experimental music and questioning the concept of art. Fluxus started as a rebellion against the commercial art market, elitism, and conventions in the arts. From its beginnings in New York, it has expanded to Europe and Japan. Fluxus does not have a unique way of creating. It includes all mediums, everyday objects, questioning of art, work, and art itself through various forms of works, installations, musical compositions, and performances. One of Fluxus' goals was to remove the boundary between art and the everyday world, to reject the notion of "high art" and to bring it closer to the public. The most prominent names are Philip Corner, John Cage, Nam June Paik, George Maciunas, Joseph Beuys, Ken Friedman, Ben Vautier, Ben Patterson, Alison Knowles, Mieko Shiomi, Yoko Ono, etc.