Categories such as collective, attitude, movement and even network are of questionable value when defining Fluxus, the identity of which has been the subject of debate since its first public appearance at the Festival of Wiesbaden fifty years ago. The uncertainty has led to numerous contemporary art practices, such as relational and collaborative art, being traced back to Fluxus, although not much attention is paid to Fluxus in the more orthodox and habitual genealogies of contemporary art (minimalism, conceptual art and pop art).
The inauguration of the Documentation Centre and Library's new exhibition area will feature an exhibition of some of the pieces of experimental art created – outside of official cultural channels – in the mid sixties. These works of art represent a renovation of poetic language and a transgression of established limits. The frontiers between genres become blurred and poets decide to apply their avant-garde spirit to painting, music and theatre.