Displaying objects intended to circumvent the institutional art system—and preserving performative and ephemeral works in perpetuity—raises fundamental questions for art museums. This panel will confront the challenges posed by exhibiting Fluxus works, addressing both theoretical issues and hands-on museum practice. Speakers include Christophe Cherix, Chief Curator of Prints and Illustrated Books, Museum of Modern Art; Alison Knowles, Fluxus artist; Carlo McCormick, Senior Editor, Paper magazine; and Glenn Wharton, Time-Based Media Conservator, Museum of Modern Art, and Research Scholar in Museum Studies, NYU. Moderated by Julia Robinson.
Co-sponsored by NYU’s Program in Museum Studies, Department of Art History, and Grey Art Gallery