• Alison Knowles, Finger Book (in process). Image courtesy Alison Knowles and James Fuentes, NY

Lecture “Flux-Homes for America: Architecture, Publication, Intermedia”

Graduate Center, CUNY, New York. In the context of The House of Dust exhibition at the James Gallery
October 26, 2016

Participants: Colby Chamberlain, Ph.D., Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University; Rachel Valinsky, The Ph.D. Program in Art History, The Graduate Center, CUNY.

From quatrains to construction, publication to prefabrication, Fluxkits to Fluxhouse Cooperatives: the work of George Maciunas, Alison Knowles, and other artists associated with Fluxus repeatedly established an equivalence between the printed page and the architectural edifice. In same period, architectural discourse was exploited by artists seeking to site their work in magazine spreads. Colby Chamberlain (Columbia University, and Senior Editor at Triple Canopy) uncovered the role of architectural thought in transforming the terms of artists’ publishing. Rachel Valinsky introduced the evening.