Fluxus definition


Begun in New York in the 1960s which eventually expanded into Japan and Europe, Fluxus included a fusion of several past movements, including Bauhaus, Zen, and Dada.  Expansive gestural marks founded upon artistic notions coupled with burlesque characterized the movement.  The most well-known artist of the movement is Yoko Ono.  However, the movement is not just a stylistic way of doing art, but a sensibility – an attitude to creating art.  Often the artists that align themselves with the movement seek to alter social, political, and aesthetic ideas of how things should or could be done.  Other key artists of the movement include: Joseph Beuys, Robert Filliou and Dick Higgins.