Fluxus Reverb: Events, Scores, Boxes & More

July 20, 2022–February 12, 2023

An international movement of the 1960s and 1970s of artists working across disciplines and in a decidedly anti-commercial manner, this exhibition offers an opportunity to see Fluxus materials and many artworks in the form of a box, including numerous Fluxkits by a wide variety of artists.

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  • Marcel Duchamp: Duchamp’s Boîte – Series F, 1919–66; red leather box with red linen lining; containing miniature replicas, and color reproductions of works by Duchamp; 16 1/4 x 15 1/8 x 3 3/4 in. (exterior of box); BAMPFA Collection; Museum purchase: Bequest of Thérèse Bonney, Class of 1916, by exchange.

  • Marcel Duchamp: Duchamp’s L.H.O.O.Q, 1940/1966, from Boîte – Series F, 1919–66; collotype; 7 5/8 x 4 3/4 in.; BAMPFA Collection; Museum purchase: Bequest of Thérèse Bonney, Class of 1916, by exchange.

  • Alice Hutchins: Homage to Ingres (La Baigneuse), 1966; mail art: Letraset on color postcard; 6 x 4 in; BAMPFA Collection; gift of the artist. Photo: Benjamin Blackwell.

  • Yoko Ono: Untitled (Everson Catalog Box), 1971; wooden box (designed by George Maciunas) containing artist’s book, glass key, offset print on paper, acrylic on canvas, and plastic boxes; 6 x 6 1/4 x 7 1/4 in.; BAMPFA Collection; Museum purchase: Bequest of Thérèse Bonney, Class of 1916, by exchange. Photo: Benjamin Blackwell.

  • James Riddle: E. S. P. Fluxkit, c. 1967; offset print on paper with six sheets of painted paper in plastic case with offset print label (designed by George Maciunas); 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 3/4 in.; BAMPFA Collection; Museum purchase: Bequest of Thérèse Bonney, Class of 1916, by exchange. Photo: Benjamin Blackwell.

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