“The World According to Fluxus” at National Gallery of Art, Vilnius. Closing Events
Photos: Tomas Kapočius
- The World According to Fluxus - National Gallery of Art, Vilnius
On 16-20 September, the National Gallery of Art invites visitors to the series of events marking the closing of the exhibition The World According to Fluxus.
This exhibition showcasing more than 600 items chosen by curator Liutauras Pšibilskis is the first comprehensive presentation of the Vilnius Fluxus Collection to a Lithuanian audience. It allows viewers to get to know this treasury of the Fluxus movement, in the possession of the City of Vilnius since 2007 and entrusted to the Jonas Mekas Visual Arts Center. The collection was built by the filmmaker, artist, critic and curator Jonas Mekas, the founder and long-time artistic director of the Anthology Film Archives in New York and the recipient of numerous international awards, as well as of the Lithuanian National Prize.
The Vilnius Fluxus Collection is noteworthy because of its size (it comprises around 2600 objects), because of its provenience (a large part of it stems directly from George Mačiūnas), and because it contains many originals and sketches of well-known Fluxus works (by Mačiūnas himself and other authors).
5 pm Educational workshop with the artist Saulius Leonavičius – Every Art Work is Replaceable. Registration required: email@example.com
Continuation of the workshop on September 20, at 2 pm
4 pm Guided tour through the exhibition The World According to Fluxus. Registration required: firstname.lastname@example.org
11 am and 2 pm Audiovisual Poetry Festival. More information at www.tarpfest.lt
6 pm Musical project Charms of Entropy (a tragi-geography in 3 psychic parts). A collaboration between the artist group Slave Pianos, composer Anthony Pateras, and the ensemble Synaesthesis.
7 pm Jonas Mekas Visual Arts Centre presents the FLUX’N’AIR radio program SHIT KYP: a flux and basss and post-flux-hop concert. Location: the new floating FLUX’N’AIR radio studio by the White Bridge, Vilnius. mekocentras.wordpress.com
12 pm Guided tour through the exhibition The World According to Fluxus. Registration required: email@example.com