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Getty | Fluxus: What’s Changed?
October 7, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
This panel reconsiders the international Fluxus collective and its expansive circle of artists. Long relegated to the margins of mainstream narratives of modern and contemporary art, Fluxus has since secured its place in the canon through its inclusion in major museum collections, textbooks, and a now-vast body of scholarship. Yet certain blindspots remain. In this panel, scholars Natilee Harren and Jung-Ah Woo join the exhibition’s curator, Marcia Reed, in conversation. They will discuss new ways of understanding the remarkably diverse Fluxus cohort, whose practices engaged racial politics, feminism, queer play, and environmentalism.
Natilee Harren is a scholar of modern and contemporary art history and theory with particular focus on experimental, interdisciplinary practices after 1960. She is associate professor of art history at the University of Houston School of Art. Her book Fluxus Forms: Scores, Multiples, and the Eternal Network was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2020.
Jung-Ah Woo is associate professor at Postech, South Korea. Woo earned her PhD in art history from UCLA in 2006, and was a Getty Scholar from 2018–2019. Her research area is the postwar art of East Asia and the United States with particular interests in collective memory, historical trauma, and identity politics.
Marcia Reed is chief curator and associate director at the Getty Research Institute. A specialist in rare books and prints, her recent publications include Fluxus Means Change: Jean Brown’s Avant-Garde Archive (2020) and Artists and Their Books/Books and Their Artists (2018, with Glenn Phillips).
This program coincides with the exhibition Fluxus Means Change: Jean Brown’s Avant-Garde Archive, which opens on September 14, 2021 at the Getty Research Institute.
This program is part of the Art History in the Making series, which brings artists, critics, curators, and scholars together to explore how both the creative practice of art-making and new discoveries in art history are provoking new questions and redefining the frontiers of the field.
The conversation will be available on the Getty Research Institute YouTube channel following the event.