- David W. Bernstein
An international avant-garde art movement that emerged during the 1960s. Founded by George Maciunas, a Lithuanian artist and architect who organized and promoted its activities in Europe and the USA, Fluxus consisted of a loose affiliation of artists, writers and musicians. In medical terminology, ‘fluxus’ denotes a flowing or fluid discharge and Maciunas hoped that Fluxus would likewise purge the world of bourgeois intellectuals, commercialized culture and institutionalized art. The movement officially began on ...