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Fluxus: (1962 - 1975) Literally meaning "a flow," the Fluxus movement advocated a shift from aesthetics to ethics in artistic  values. Originating in Germany, it eventually spread to Holland, England, France, Sweden and the United  States. Editor of numerous Fluxus publications, George Maciunas named the movement and founded it in  1962. The "Fluxus International Festspiele" exhibition was held at Wiesbaden in September of that same  year. The movement held a similar attitude to that of Dadaism, promoting artistic exploration and socio-political  activism. Unification of the group’s members came in their appreciation of spontaneity and humor. They 
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Unformatted text preview: ignored art theories and aesthetic objectives, often creating mixed-media works from an array of found materials. Fluxus art often manifested itself into performance art pieces, called "Aktions" or "Happenings" in America. Fluxus artists shifted the importance from what an artist creates to the artist’s actions, opinions, and emotions. Artists: (biography & artworks) Beuys, Joseph - 1921 - 1986 Filliou, Robert - - Beuys, Joseph - 1921 - 1986 Filliou, Robert - -...
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  • Fall '10
  • KarenRoberts
  • Beuys, JOSEPH ­, Fluxus International Festspiele, Filliou, numerous Fluxus publications, Robert ­

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