Harry Ruhé: A Fluxus Story 1981 – Aki Fluxfest 2021, 2021


monograph / catalogue raisonné
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Amsterdam: CultClub, 2021, 26×21 cm. Softcover. 84 pp. English. Monograph / belated festival programme for the legendary AKI FluxFest that took place in 1981. Edited by Harry Ruhé. Texts by Harry Ruhé, Irma Boom and Peter van Beveren. Indispensable collection of documents, photographs and stories relating to the groundbreaking event. Compiled on the last part of the book is a series of “Aritsts’ Pages” by Marcel Alocco, Giuseppe Chiari, Philip Corner, Ludwig Gosewitz, Al Hansen, Bengt af Klintberg, Milan Knízák, Alison Knowles, Fredric Lieberman, Paul Sharits and Ben Vautier.

In September 1981, artists from home and abroad travelled to Enschede to join the AKI Fluxus Festival. Participating artists: Ben Vautier, Ludwig Gosewitz, Giuseppe Chiari, Bob Lens, Dick Higgins, Misha Mengelberg, Eric Andersen, Willem de Ridder, Takako Saito, Wolf Vostell. Once the dust had settled, it became clear there were no funds left to produce the promised  catalogue at the end of the event . Exactly forty years later it has finally been published. The story of a legendary event.

condition: New, unread copy