Inter-Fluxus at Barjola Museum

When the Second World War finished the spirit of Dada came back. Around two fabled characters as John Cage and George Marcianus, it was born Fluxus - a name taken from the Latin meaning flow, flux, flowing, fluid - . Fluxus is an international network of artists, composers and designers noted for blending different artistic media and disciplines, included literature, urban planning, architecture, music, design and performance. Fluxus is sometimes described as intermedia.

Several Artists. Barjola Museum.

Several Artists. Inter – Fluxus. Barjola Museum. Gijon.

The Fluxus affects on society from the sociological and psychological point of view and try to be a communication element. The movement tries to join together experiences and knowledge, and also made a revolution in cultural background that it could be extended to daily life.

Several artists. Barjola museum.

Several artists. Inter – Fluxus. Barjola museum. Gijon (Spain).

The DANAE Foundation was created in Paris in 1975 and it is one of the centers of artistic creation in Europe and the United States in which, since the seventies, artists have organized a space of creation and of life of the different disciplines of art.

The cooperation between Barjola Museum and DANAE Foundation makes possible the introduction of Inter-Fluxus in Gijon (Spain).

Barjola Museum was the old palace of Jove-Huergo family and its chapel, La Capilla de la Trinidad. The front of the building, from 1676, is in the Baroque style. The interior of the building, recently renovated, is a space of three spacious and  open floors with high ceiling and brightness. The stage and curation of the exhibition is exquisite and polished. The Museum introduces to Gijon´s public the work of artists as Alison Kwoles, George Maciunas, Al Hansen, Allan Kaprow, Eric Andersen, Ayo-o, Ben Patterson, Joseph Beuys, George Brecht, Charlotte Moorman, Giuseppe Chiari, Dick Higgins, Emmett Williams, Geoff Hendricks, Gerz Jochen, Henry Flynt, Jean Dupuy, Joe Jones, Milan Knizak, Nam June Paik, Philip Coner, Robert Filliou, Robert Watts, Daniel Spoerri, Tomas Schmit, Ben Vautier, Wolf Vostell, Yoko Ono, Dietr Roth and Ann Noël.

Jean Dupuy. Barjola museum.

Jean Dupuy. Table à imprimer. 1974. Inter – Fluxus. Barjola museum. Gijon (Spain).

Wolf Vostell introduces a tribute to Nazism´s victims, a work compound by spoons and forks, a metaphor of the German extermination camps.

Wolf Vostell. Barjola musuem.

Wolf Vostell. A tribute to victims of holocaust. 1970. Inter – Fluxus. Barjola museum. Gijon (Spain).

You can discover Cut Pieces from Yoko Ono´s performances in New York. Before she got married to John Lennon Yoko Ono was an active artist who made several performances during the Sixties in her flat in New York.

Yoko Ono. Barjola Museum.

Yoko Ono. Inter – Fluxus. Barjola Museum. Gijon (Spain).

Also we find a video and 50 photographs from Joseph Beuys. The extensive work from the German artist is grounded in concepts of humanism, social philosophy and antropologhy.

A  broken camera from the innovative Corean artist Nam June Paik, the father of Video Art.

Nam June Paik. Barjola Museum.

Nam June Paik. Broken Television (1974). Inter – Fluxus. Barjola Museum. Gijon (Spain).

Because it is impossible to talk about the work of all the artists who constitute the exhibition I would like to conclude Geoffrey Hendricks, the American who make cosmology and the Sky the center of its work. He made Sky Researches: Paintings of The Sky, Bus of Sky, cards of Sky.

Geoffrey Hendricks. Barjola Museum.

Geoffrey Hendricks. Inter – Fluxus. Barjola museum. Gijon (Spain).



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