Slide courtesy of Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc.
Photo: Marty Heitner

Fluxus: A Conceptual Country (1992)

Fluxus: A Conceptual Country (1992) examined the history of the Fluxus experimental art movement. The exhibition included art objects, publications, and performance relics from this international network of artists. Centered around Fluxus events, these materials reflect how Fluxus transformed art from an object of aesthetic contemplation to a gesture of political action. The show highlighted the diverse practices of artists, composers, and poets affiliated with the movement. After being presented at Franklin Furnace, the exhibition traveled to the Madison Art Center, University of Iowa, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, and Northwestern University. Fluxus: A Conceptual Country was curated by Estera Milman, who also served as the guest editor of the exhibition’s catalog.

ESTERA MILMAN is a distinguished art historian, curator, and researcher. She has published widely on art spanning the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and has curated major exhibitions in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Milman was the Founding Director of Alternative Traditions in the Contemporary Arts and served as a Charter Member of Conceptual and Intermedia Arts Online. She has received grants and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, and New York State Council on the Arts. Milman earned a BFA in Painting, Printmaking, and Film from the Rhode Island School of Design and a MFA in Photography and Photomedia from the University of Iowa.