Collection museum FLUXUS+

The permanent exhibition displays works from private collections, encompassing correspondence, photographs, books, catalogues, magazines, films, videos, objects, performance relics, artists’ multiples, installations and tableaux.

The works on display focus on three key subjects:

Fluxus

Fluxus is an international art movement that formed in the 1960s in New York and Tokyo, as well as in the German cities of Cologne, Düsseldorf, Darmstadt and Wiesbaden. The word "fluxus" is Latin and means „flowing“. In this sense, the art movement stands for a gradual „flowing“ transition from art to life.

Wolf Vostell

The painter, sculptor and happening artist Wolf Vostell was deeply involved with the Fluxus movement. In the museum, however, also other phases of his large and versatile work are on display.

He coined the maxim

ART = LIFE = ART

Contemporary Art

The museum's collection is topped off by the works of the four contemporary artists Costantino Ciervo, Lutz Friedel, Hella De Santarossa and Sebastian Heiner. Each of the artists shows an extraordinary independent artistry of which selected aspects can be seen on the first level of the museum.

Artists at museum FLUXUS+

Arman                                      1928 - 2005
Eric Andersen                        * 1940
Ay-O                                      * 1931
Mary Bauermeister                * 1934
Joseph Beuys                          1921 - 1986
Henning Christiansen              1932 - 2008
Christo                                  * 1935
Costantino Ciervo                 * 1961
Hella De Santarossa             * 1955
Robert Filliou                           1929 - 1987
Lutz Friedel                           * 1948
Wolfgang Hainke                   * 1944
Raymond Hains                       1926 - 2005
Sebastian Heiner                   * 1964
Dick Higgins                             1938 - 1998
Joe Jones                                1934 - 1993
Sam Kautsch                         * 1947
maulwerker                              1977 gegründet
Milan Knižak                          * 1940
Alison Knowles                      * 1933
Jean-Jacques Lebel              * 1936
George Maciunas                    1931 - 1978
Larry Miller                            * 1944
Ann Noël                               * 1944
Yoko Ono                              * 1933
Nam June Paik                        1932 - 2006
Benjamin Patterson                1934 - 2016
Dieter Roth                             1930 - 1998   
Gerhard Rühm                     * 1930
Niki de Saint Phalle                1930 - 2002
Takako Saito                        * 1929
Tomas Schmit                         1943 - 2006
Pavel Schmidt                      * 1956
Slave Pianos                          1998 gegründet
Ben Vautier                          * 1935
Wolf Vostell                            1932 - 1998
Emmett Williams                     1925 - 2007
 
Dokumentationsfotos von
Kazuo Katase                      * 1947
Manfred Leve                        1936 - 2012

Art in Public Space

Artworks by Fluxus and contemporary artists can also be found on the facades of the museum facing the yard "Schirrhof" on one side and the banks of the river Havel on the other.

"Little Men" by Emmett Williams - Left and right of the museum's conservatory the silhouettes of four colorful figures can be found on the facade.

"Ten Commandments" by Costantino Ciervo - This installtion can be found on the wall left of the museum's entrance facing the yard "Schirrhof".

"fluxus-garden" by Mary Bauermeister - The art project "fluxus-garden" is situated on the yard "Schirrhof".