Peter Moore "Pictures of George"

Paula Cooper Gallery "529 W 21st St."

poster for Peter Moore "Pictures of George"

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The exhibition includes more than 40 pictures of Fluxus founding member George Maciunas, the majority taken during the heyday of the movement,1964 to the death of Maciunas in 1978. Lithuanian-born, Maciunas emigrated to the United States with his family in 1948 at the age of 17. He studied architecture, graphic design and art history. Best known as the founder and main coordinator of the art collective Fluxus, Maciunas worked tirelessly towards a radical redefinition of art as a communal experience, socially relevant and accessible to all. In 1968 Maciunas organized “Fluxhouse II”, located at 80 Wooster Street, SoHo’s first successful live/work artist cooperative and a center for Fluxus activities. Moved by a neo-Dadaist impulse to promote a “revolutionary flood and tide of art,” Maciunas orchestrated festivals and happenings, film screenings and other “actions” bringing together an international artistic avant-garde in the service of a collective anti-bourgeois ideal.
[Image: Peter Moore "Untitled" (May 19, 1973) Gelatin silver print 8 x 10 in.]



from March 26, 2011 to April 23, 2011


Peter Moore

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