Anything can substitute art: George Maciunas in SoHo at The Cooper Union Gallery

12/11/12 through 02/02/13 6-8PM 41 Cooper Square, Lower Level 1 Map
Ages: All Ages Free
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Anything can substitute art: George Maciunas in SoHo, a singular exhibition that brings never seen before Maciunas pieces to the United States, sheds new light on a pivotal historic period for both the city of New York and contemporary art's recent history. By connecting the countercultural activism of the 1960’s and 1970’s to the moment of Fluxus, an international network of artists, composers and designers noted for blending different artistic media and disciplines in the 1960s, the exhibition features over 170 objects, documents, ephemera, personal items, and films. These works were created by a variety of Fluxus artists, specifically focusing on the Fluxus founder and self-appointed "chairman," George Maciunas (1931-1978, graduated from The Cooper Union in 1952). The exhibition will include rarely exhibited early work by Maciunas, such as his self-portraits, as well as the entire Atlas of Russian History (1953), along with Fluxus manifestos, charts, interviews, and Maciunas’ plans for artist housing in SoHo. Anything can substitute art: George Maciunas in SoHo was created in collaboration with The Jonas Mekas Visual Arts Center, Vilnius, Lithuania, and The School of Art at The Cooper Union.

WHERE: The Cooper Union - 41 Cooper Gallery

41 Cooper Square (entrance at 3rd Ave at East 7th Street) Lower Level 1

NY, NY, 10003

Subways: Astor Place (6), 8th Street (N, R)

WHEN: Opening reception: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 from 6-8PM, closing February 2, 2013

Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am to 6 pm

Dates closed: Mondays, Sundays, and winter holiday (Friday, December 21, 2012- Tuesday, January 1, 2013)

COST: Free and open to the public

INFO: 212.353.4200, or email [email protected]

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