Collection museum FLUXUS+
The FLUXUS+ museum in Potsdam opened in April 2008. Nowhere else in the region one can see such an extensive collection of artworks, correspondence, objects, relics and films connected with this art movement.
The museum offers temporary exhibitions of work by various artists as well as its own permanent exhibition. The programme is based around Fluxus and modern art. So far, famous national and international artists such as Emmett Williams, Gisela Schlicht, Ann Noël, Ben Patterson, Wolfgang Hainke, Eric Anderson and Lutz Friedel have exhibited works here.
This collection is supplemented by an extensive display of artworks by Wolf Vostell, who was also a member of the Fluxus movement and rounded off by the work of four contemporary artists. Non-members of the Fluxus movement, they extend the exhibition’s spectrum into the present day.
Many of the works on display are part of a Berlin private collection. They are the foundation of the collection, and the reason why the museum was built.
Fluxus is an international art movement that began around 1960 in New York and Tokyo and in the European cities of Wiesbaden, Wuppertal, Copenhagen, Paris, Düsseldorf, Amsterdam, the Hague, London and Nice simultaneously.
Wolf Vostell’s artworks, on display on the museum’s first floor, are another high point of the collection. They are organised into thematic sections, and provide a comprehensive overview of the phases, themes and techniques of Vostell’s work, starting with his early work, almost forgotten today.
The exhibition is rounded off by the work of four contemporary artists. Non-members of the Fluxus movement, they extend the exhibition's spectrum into the present day.
Art in Public Space
Auch an den Fassaden des Museums auf dem Schirrhof und zum Uferweg der Schiffbauergasse sind Kunstwerke von Fluxus- und zeitgenössischen Künstlern installiert.
"Little Men" von Emmett Williams - Rechts und links vom Wintergarten des museumscafés sind die Silhouetten von vier farbigen Figuren angebracht.
"Ten Commandments" von Costantino Ciervo - Auf dem Schirrhof befindet sich links vom Museumseingang die Installation:
"pumpkin poems" von Mary Bauermeister - Drei Pflanzkübel in der Hofecke vor dem Museum kündigen temporär die Herbstausstellung KUNST(T)RÄUME mit Arbeiten von Mary Bauermeister an.