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REVIEWS

TOKYO

Urawa Art Museum

Fluxus

Art Into Life

by FUMIHIKO SUMITOMO

YOKO ONO, Painting to Hammer a Nail,• 1961.• Mixed Media.• Dimensions variable.

Known primarily for its unique collection of book art, Urawa Art Museum is perhaps ideally suited to organize the very first museum survey of Fluxus art in Japan.

Fluxus was born in an age when artists increasingly critiqued the institutional authority of the museums that staunchly upheld the myth of originality. Among the many alternatives the group considered, the medium of the book proved to be fertile ground, for books…

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