(RESCHEDULED) Special Screenings: “Flux Films Anthology” (in 16mm)

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(RESCHEDULED) Special Screenings: “Flux Films Anthology” (in 16mm)
Start:
January 24, 2013 7:00 pm
End:
January 24, 2013 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free for Museum members / $5 + Admission for non-members
Organizer:
Asheville Art Museum
Phone:
828-253-3227
Venue:
Asheville Art Museum
Phone:
828-253-3227
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2 S. Pack Square, Asheville, NC, 28801, United States

SPECIAL SCREENINGS: “Flux Film Anthology” in 16mm

RESCHEDULED – Thursday, January 24 at 7:00 p.m.

RESCHEDULED – Friday, January 25 at 12:00 p.m.

Due to inclement weather (snow and ice) expected on Thursday, January 17, the Museum made the decision to postpone these screenings until the following week. We apologize for any inconvenience this change has caused for those planning to attend.

Free (with membership) or $5 + Museum admission (non-members)

Asheville Art Museum is delighted to present a rare screening of a program from the Fluxfilm Anthology in 16mm on Thursday, January 24 at 7:00 p.m. and Friday, January 25 at 12:00 p.m. (free with membership or $5 plus regular admission for non-members). Lent to us by the NY Filmmakers Cooperative, these special screenings allow viewers to experience the Flux films as closely as possible to the original intentions of the artists participating in the Fluxus art movement.

According to the Eletronic Arts Intermix, a nonprofit arts organization and international resource for video and media art, the FluxFilm Anthology is a series of films dating from the sixties and compiled by George Maciunas (1931 – 1978, founder of the Fluxus movement), as part of the events and “happenings” of the New York avant-garde. Made by artists ranging from Nan June Paik to Yoko Ono, the films exemplify the ephemeral humor of the Fluxus movement. Screened this January in the Museum’s New Media Gallery, the Fluxfilm Program (1970, 40 minutes), features works by artists Eric Andersen, George Brecht, John Cale, Albert Fine, Joe Jones, George Maciunas, Yoko Ono, Paul Sharits, Chieko Shiomi and Robert Watts.

This film screening is held in conjunction with the Museum’s current New Media Gallery exhibition titled Flux Cuts: Experiments in Film, celebrating the 50th anniversary year of the international Fluxus art movement that originated with avant-garde music and has since been expressed through countless publications, objects, film and performances. The movement was largely influenced by the Dada movement of the 1920s and artist Marcel Duchamp, as well as the artist and composer John Cage and the Black Mountain College “Happenings” he led and inspired.

Seating is limited; please reserve your seats early by contacting the Museum’s front desk for reservations at 828.253.3227.

This film is also held in conjunction with the Asheville Fringe Arts Festival (January 24-27, 2013).