Founded by George Maciunas and chiefly active from the early 1960s to the late 1970s, Fluxus was a loose international group of artists, poets, and musicians with a shared impulse to integrate art and life. Maciunas coined the name Fluxus to suggest “flow” and “effluent” and to describe a wide range of activities, which included scores or instructions; multiples; and concerts, performances, and “Happenings” that were often themselves in a state of flux. Fluxus works, both physical and performative, were often best characterized as having a critical attitude towards art itself rather than being overtly finished in their final state.


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