Rauschenberg Gallery Features Exhibit of Fluxus Artists

Aug 23, 2017

An interactive exhibit opens Aug. 25 at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Florida Southwestern State College in Fort Myers titled, “FluZUsic/Fluxus Music.”  The exhibition includes both old and newly commissioned work from 19 artists, including Yoko Ono and composer John Cage, who were founding members of an anti-art movement called Fluxus.  The works of Fluxus artists aim to challenge one’s perspective on anything from everyday human activities to how we define what ‘art’ is in the first place.  WGCU’s John Davis recently sat down with Rauschenberg Gallery Director Jade Dellinger to learn more about the history and impact of the Fluxus movement, beginning with a look at why this installation focuses largely on Fluxus music.

The exhibition opens with a public reception Aug. 25 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and runs through Nov. 11. 

"Music Box" by Fluxus artist Joe Jones
Credit John Davis, WGCU
"Music Box" by Fluxus artist Joe Jones
Credit John Davis, WGCU

An image from Yoko Ono's 1971 album "Fly" featuring custom instruments made by Fluxus artist Joe Jones
Credit John Davis, WGCU

Bob Rauschenberg Gallery's Jade Dellinger experiencing the interactive art piece "Bean Garden" by Fluxus artist Alison Knowles
Credit John Davis, WGCU