Artist

Maciunas, George

Unique (4 work / s)

Code 0111 1/3   Unique

Ping Pong Rackets

1964-2009

Three rackets' alterations:

1. "Grinder Racket"
     Edited for Fluxus Concert, Lugano, 1967,
     27 x 15 x 5 cm.
     Authentication by G. E. Simonetti: "It refers to one
     of the two rackets by G. Maciunas to ED 912
     for the Concert Fluxus in Lugano (1967)..."
     (The other one got lost)


2. Two prepared rackets
    Edited for Perpetual Fluxfest, Fluxsports,
    Washington Square Gallery, New York, 1964
    27 x 15 x 4 cm. each
- "Soft Racket" with foam rubber    
- "Racket with wood pieces"

3. Documentation of the installation:
a. Realised during the Festival "Fluxus East"
b. Realised during the exhibition "...soudain l'étè Fluxus", 2009
    Colour photo by L. Bonotto
    See also: "...soudain l'été Fluxus", No. FXC1763


Exh.: 2006, Pavia ; 2009, Paris ; 2010, Moscow ; 2012, Chiasso (#1).



Bibl.: G. Maciunas, "Biographical data", included in "Letters", 1975, No. FX0471-3 ; J. Hendricks, "Fluxus Codex", Detroit-New York, 1988, p.376 ; "Dada e dadaismi del contemporaneo 1916-2006", exhibition catalogue, Pavia, 2006 ; "Sudain l'été Fluxus", exhibition catalogue, Passage de Retz, Paris, 2009 ; "Fluxus. A Creative Revolution", exhibition catalogue, Chiasso, 1962-2012, p. 29 (#1).

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