These exhibits were put together by Spring 2015 Art Library Intern Kathleen DiGiulio. Kathleen is a student Masters of Library and Information Science program.
Fluxus is a movement, started in the 1960s, focused on the collective and the mundane. Performance-based and with a do-it-yourself aesthetic, the Fluxus movement spanned genre and media and produced a rich collection of event scores, artifacts, film, and more.
Rutgers has a significant collection of texts on Fluxus and films from the movement - several members were amongst Rutgers faculty at one time or another.
This exhibit invites students to participate in Fluxus by taking cards with event scores that they can perform.
Inspired by Five Poems, an art book that Toni Morrison and Kara Walker collaborated on, this exhibit serves to highlight the Rutgers University Libraries resources available for student use. From the Art Library's non-circulated collection to recreational reading, Rutgers University Libraries aims to support students in their intellectual growth, whether it comes about through coursework or independent exploration.
Walker and Morrison have both garnered quite a bit of media attention with recent works. Over their careers both women have explored history through apocryphal lenses, deviating from mainstream narratives to bring light to the experiences of the less privileged. By using beauty to illuminate horror, Walker and Morrison create dissonance and challenge their audiences.