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Art Basel | Film | Jeffrey Perkins: George – The Story of George Maciunas and Fluxus (2018)

Art Basel | Film | Jeffrey Perkins: George – The Story of George Maciunas and Fluxus (2018)
Jeffrey Perkins, George, The Story of George Maciunas and Fluxus, 2018

This film is a documentary portrait of the late Lithuanian American artist, graphic designer, architect, and impresario George Maciunas, who established the avant-garde art movement Fluxus in 1961, an international association of artists working in varied disciplines. While Maciunas’s life events unfold, the film also engages debates not at all unfamiliar by artists working today; how do art and artists define relationships to political ideologies, capital exchange, communication technologies, globalism, collectivity, and community? And how do these relationships function in a constant state of ‘flux’? The discussion includes interviews with many notable artists connected to the Fluxus genesis, including Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik, Jonas Mekas, and many others. 

Running time 121′

The Stadtkino Basel box office opens 30 minutes prior to screenings. Seating is limited. For advanced ticket reservations, please email film@artbasel.com, or visit the Film desk, Hall 2 entrance. Tickets: CHF 17; holders of Art Basel VIP cards, Art Basel tickets, and Exhibitor passes can receive a complimentary Film sector ticket at the Stadtkino Basel box office. 

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