[Jurgis Maciunas] (Kaunas, Lituania 1931 - Boston 1978)
Fluxus (Its Historical Development and Relationship to Avant-garde Movements)
Luogo: s.l.
Editore: s. ed.
Stampatore: senza indicazione dello stampatore
Anno: s.d. [1966/1967]
Legatura: foglio pieghevole stampato al solo recto
Dimensioni: 43x14,2 cm.
Pagine: N. D.
Descrizione: stampa in nero su fondo verde oliva. Testo, design e impaginazione di George Maciunas. Senza indicazione dell'autore. Edizione originale.
Bibliografia: Archivio della Fondazione Luigi Bonotto: Code FX0871 1/3
Prezzo: € 600ORDINA / ORDER
"Maciunas approached art from a historical perspective. Nonetheless, he developed new ideas for visual expression and the development of art- a testimony to his fascination with the challenge of history writing. Writing history has to do with processes, which in their multilayered appearances, have to be continually re-oriented. The advantage of analytical graphics in the field of art and images lies in its explicative function. It reduces complex situations without many words and makes them presentable in their entirety. By systematizing the information, by means of rationalizing factual relations, it establishes a structure of knowledge. The art of netted thinking is to simplify and to admit new views. This basis of thinking, which transgresses all areas of science, also determines Maciunas' artistic practice. Maciunas believed that there would be no real understanding of the evolution of art without visual presentation. The three dozen history diagrams which Maciunas created between 1953 and 1973 demonstrated historical causalities and tried to draw a historical picture in different ways consisting of data, lines, and vectors. The result is equally fascinating both scientifically and artistically. It opens views to new connections between years on one side and historical events on the other. This results in a completely new form of knowledge transfer. Maciunas makes clear very complex relationships between political, cultural, historical, economical, poetic, and aesthetic aspects. His diagrams can be read like a «cultural timetable» which, at the same time, predetermine the geo-historical framework of the Fluxus movement. From universal history, the Fluxus chronical is created" (Astrit Schmidt-Burkhardt , «George Maciunas' Charts. The Historical Past of Fluxus' Future»).