bibliography: fluxus & performance


into performance: japanese women artists in new york
By Midori Yoshimoto
Rutgers University Press, 2005

Publisher: It ”fills a critical gap in both American and Japanese art history as it brings to light the historical significance of five women artists-Yoko Ono, Yayoi Kusama, Takako Saito, Mieko Shiomi, and Shigeko Kubota. Unusually courageous and self-determined, they were among the first Japanese women to leave their country-and its male-dominated, conservative art world-to explore the artistic possibilities in New York. They not only benefited from the New York art scene, however, they also played a major role in the development of international performance and intermedia art by bridging avant-garde movements in Tokyo and New York. This book traces the pioneering work of these five women artists and the socio-cultural issues that shaped their careers. Into Performance also explores the transformation of these artists’ lifestyle from traditionally confined Japanese women to internationally active artists. Yoshimoto demonstrates how their work paved the way for younger Japanese women artists who continue to seek opportunities in the West today.”

maciunas’ learning machines: from art history to a chronology of fluxus
Edited by Astrit Schmidt-Burkhardt
Distributed Art Publishers, 2005

what’s fluxus? what’s not! why.
Edited by Jon Hendricks
Archer Fields Inc., 2003

ubi fluxus ibi motus, 1990-1962
By Achille Bonito Oliva
Mazzotta Edizione, 2002

fluxus y fluxfilms, 1962-2002
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, 2002

the fluxus reader
By Ken Friedman
John Wiley & Sons, 1998

mr. fluxus
A Collective Portrait of George Maciunas 1931-1978
By Emmett Williams
Thames & Hudson, 1998

The publisher: ”George Maciunas was the founding member and leader of the most radical and experimental art movement of the 1960s, Fluxus. Its members rejected the traditional systems of high art, practicing an extraordinary form of anti-art that encompassed everything from photography and pavement art to poetry and drama. Mr. Fluxus, the first biography of this key figure in twentieth- century art, reveals the story of an unorthodox, contradictory, and elusive genius.”

By Thomas Kellein, Jon Hendricks and Jon Hendricks
Thames & Hudson, 1995

fluxus codex
By Jon Hendricks
Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1988

Yoko Ono in the Fluxus context: a rich and detailed source of information. Over 800 illustrations, 68 in full colour, 616 pages. It’s in a dictionary format with thousands of entries. Yoko Ono is well presented with many pages and a few B/W photos of her works. This book is one of the most interesting books about Fluxus, and a must for everyone who wants to learn more about the different Fluxus artists and their works.

selections from the gilbert and lila silverman collection
By Clive Phillpot and Jon Hendricks
The Museum of Modern Art, NY, 1988

dada in japan: japanische avant-garde 1920-1970
By Stephan von Wiese, Jutta Hulsewig and Yoshio Shirakawa
Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, 1983

fluxus etc.
The Gilbert & Lila Silverman Collection
By Jon Hendricks
Bloomfield Hills, 1981

diagram of historical development of fluxus and other 4 dimensional, aural, optic, olfactory, epithelial and tactile art forms
By George Maciunas
New York or New Marlborough, 1971

happening and fluxus
By Hans Sohm and Harald Szeemnan (editors)
Kölnischer Kunstverein, 1971

from 9 concert pieces for john cage: beat piece
(In Notations, edited by John Cage)
Written by Yoko Ono
Something Else Press, 1969

flux fest kit 2
By George Maciunas (editor)
New York, 1968

Offset publication edited by Ken Friedman
LRY, 1968

Fluxus contributions by Friedman, DeVries, J.F. Bory, Yoko Ono and George Maciunas.

fluxus 3 newspaper events for the price of $1
(Fluxus newspaper No. 7)
Published by Fluxus
New York, 1966

For instance Do It Yourself Fluxfest was published in this newspaper.

film culture – expanded arts no. 43
By Jonas Mekas (editor)
New York 1966

Covering films by Yoko Ono.

fluxus I
By George Maciunas (editor)
Wiesbaden and New York 1963(4)-1978

an anthology
La Monte Young (editor)
Designed by George Maciunas
Published by La Monte Young and Jackson MacLow
New York City, 1963