Early Fluxus Iconoclast Henry Flynt visits SAIC 3/6-3/9

Henry Flynt is a notable philosopher, musician, anti-art activist and exhibited artist.  He emerged on the national art scene in the early 1960s as a contemporary of George Maciunas, Tony Conrad, Lamont Young, Yoko Ono, and Jack Smith.  Flynt’s early activities included demonstrations against cultural institutions, a call for art to be superseded by pure recreation, and the development of his theory of “concept art.” He is historically noted as the inventor of this term and artistic practice.  His practice grew into a deep exploration of philosophy and music that has been increasing in reputation and critical excitement.  Much of his oeuvre remains to be explored by the art world at large.

The Eye and Ear Clinic at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago is excited to present three events by Flynt in early March:

  1. Visual Gestalt-Recognition of Signature Styles
    Tuesday, March 6th
     112 S. Michigan Ave – Mclean, 608 (6th Floor), 4:15pm to 5:45pm
    A lecture addressing art historical concepts from a radical perspective developing new ways to analyze visual art.
  2. Screening of Abstract Films – Cinact
    Thursday, March 8th
    112 S. Michigan Ave – Mclean, 1307 (13th Floor), 5:00pm to 7:00pm
    A screening of Flynt’s rarely seen experimental cinema with accompanying lecture.
  3. Great Fractures of Contemporary Civilization
    Friday, March 9th
    112 S. Michigan Ave – Mclean, 1307 (13th Floor), 5:00pm to 7:00pm
    A lecture critiquing contemporary civilization for the general public.


Please feel free to contact Catherine.Pancake@gmail.com (MFA 2012 FVNMA) for more information.