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Art and Life, Life and Art: Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life
Through the UMMA exhibition Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life, this workshop will present the study, appreciation, and creation of art as an exciting and intellectually rewarding experience, as well as the notion that art is something that can play an active role in approaching life's most essential questions. Explore intermedia and engage in the spontaneous creation of works of art in the spirit of the Fluxus movement. Taken from the Latin "to flow," Fluxus emerged in the early 1960s as a loose, international network of artists, poets, composers, and designers noted for blurring the boundaries between art and life. Fluxus artists challenged the notion of high art by creating unassuming, often humorous objects and performances that redefined the terms of artistic production by demonstrating the idea that "anything can be art and anyone can do it." Fluxus works attempt to undermine the idea that art is separate from the activity of living one's life.
Saturday, 24 March, 2012
Instructor: Christina Burch
$28 UMMA and AAAC members and UM students/$35 non-members; lab fee $15, materials included. Advance registration required by Wednesday, March 21. Register online at annarborartcenter.org.
University of MichiganMuseum of Art
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354