GEORGE MACIUNAS CURRICULUM
Born November 8, 1931 in Kaunas, Lithuania
Union School of Art
studied art, graphic art, architecture
Institute of Technology Pittsburgh, studied architecture and
musicology. B. of Architecture
of Fine Arts, NYU
studied European and Siberian art of migrations
CHARTS, DIAGRAMS AND ATLASES
of Russian History (book of translucent pages, superimposed maps)
1958: Atlas of Prehistoric
of Art Chart (incomplete) a giant 6 ft. x 12 ft. time/space chart
categorizing all past styles, movements, schools, artists, etc.
1958-66: History of Art 3-dimentional
Chart (1st category on drawer faces, 2nd category on horizontal
surface of drawer interior and 3rd category on vertical multiple surfaces
of drawer interior-faces of filing cards)
of fields of knowledge, completed 2-dimentional diagram & tabulation,
intended as the first surface of 3-dimentional storage and retrieval system,
called a “learning machine”.
of Avante-garde, particularly its development from Futurism,
Dada, Duchamp, Surrealism, John Cage, Happenings, Events, and Fluxus,
with particular emphasis on documentation of Fluxus. 23” x 80”.
(still in progress)
monuments of the world, Atlas of maps. (still in progress)
OBJECTS AND EXHIBITS
1962-present: edited, published,
designed containers, labels, packaging, other graphics of all flux
editions (several hundred items)
1964: edited & published
Fluxyearbox 1, anthology of flat objects in envelopes.
Contributed a chart on architectural criticism.
1965: edited and published
Fluxkit, an attaché case with various flux objects
produced up to that date. Flux-organ (12 bird calls activated by bellows),
various chess sets (pieces as grinders, colored balls, sand timers, etc.)
Edited, designed titles (using various animation and camera techniques)
of some 20 films into Flux-film anthology, contributed:
Films made without camera (sing various adhesive patterns on clear film
stock): Artype, 10 feet, end after 9, eye blink (high speed camera).
1966: edited & published
Fluxyearbox 2, anthology of film loops, games and paper
events. Contributed 4 film loops. Designed first prepared ping pong and
badminton rackets (undulating, convex, with hole, hinged, elastic etc.
1967: stick-on tattoos of
hardware etc. Photo aprons (Venus de Milo, stomach anatomy, Napoleon,
1968: organized and participated
in Flux-exhibit, Univ. of Calif. Sand Diego art Col.
1967: designed announcements
for paper show and body covering show at Museum of Contemporary Crafts,
NYC. Participated in the first.
1969: clock faces: decimal,
degrees, backward etc. multi-faceted mirror, adding machine, distilled
coffee, tea, juices, eggs, containing vodka, noodles, egg-white; tea from
ropes, pine cones etc.
1970: smile machine, 64
needle syringe, 12 bird aerophone machine, dancing duck call machine.
1971: Produced, designed
and contributed to “This is not here” show of Yoko Ono and
John Lennon at Everson Museum, Syracuse.
1972: names spelled with
objects, burglary kit, anthology of animal excreta, etc.
1975: edition of Hospital
even, edited Fluxpack 3, contributed 3 stationary designs, 2 aprons, postage
stamps, published by Multipla, Milan.
1976: Sept. initiated collaborative
flux-labyrinth project, major contribution, to be exhibited at US. Centenial
PERFORMANCE COMPOSITIONS, PERFORMANCES,
FILM SCREENINGS, EVENTS
1961: Organized a series
of events by Maxfiled, Cage Ichiyanagi, Higgins, Flynt, La Monte Young,
Yoko Ono, Ray Johnson, Walter De maria.
1962: Initiated the
Flux group activities with first flux festivals: 14 concerts
in Wiesbaden state museum, 6 concerts in Copenhagen, 7 in Paris, First
musical compositions (music scored by animals, music for lips, mud, bottles,
pebbles, balloons, ladders, violin, 12 piano pieces, In memoriam to Adriano
Olivetti for bowler hate, 8 homages, etc.
Flux festivals in Dusseldorf, Amsterdam, Hague, Nice (first street events)
organized & contributed pieces for flux orchestra concert at Carnegie
Recital Hall, (piano for carpenter, string quartet, etc.) Piece for violin
performed at Little festival of new music at Univ of London, also at Hague
Organized a series of concerts and events at 359 Canal St., NYC. Initiated
1st sport events at Washington Sq. Gal. own: ping-pong & badminton.
1965: 2nd flux-orchestra
concert at Carnegie Recital Hall, designed balloon tickets and glider
programs. Flux-fest at NY Cinematheque
1966: Event at Village Gate
(benefit for EVO) (adhesive net dropping over dancing guests) Organized
flux fest in Prague
1967: Flux films shown at
Cologne, Turin, Perugia, Como, Savona, Zurich, Belgrade, Zagreb, Sarajevo,
several U.S. colleges, Flux films awarded Milwaukee Art Center Award,
4th Ann Arbor film Festival Award. Organized and contributed to Waldorf
Astoria Hotel room clinic. Own pieces performed at Genoa, Nice, Paris,
Rome etc. 2 paper performance pieces at Time & Life bldg, sponsored
by Container Corp. & Museum of Contemp. Crafts, (arrow attack on paper
curtain and a paper sound orchestra) Participated with paper objects in
Paper show at Museum of Contemporary Crafts, NYC.
GEORGE MACIUNAS PROFESSIONAL
Nov.. 8, 1931 in Kaunas Lithuania,
Cooper Union School of Art
Carnegie Institute of Technology
Bachelor Architecture, 1955
Institute of Fine Arts
NYU, 1955 to 1959, postgraduate studies in : history of art (European
and Siberian migrations, iconography, etc.)
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill 1955-57 (Architectural work)
Olin Matheson Chemical Corp. 400 Park
1957-1960 (Research and Development dept., Aluminium Div, product development
Knoll Associates, 320 Park Ave.
1960-61 (Interior design, interior graphics, exhibits, displays, structures)
AFEX (Air Force Exchanges) Europe
1961-1963 (Interior design, interior graphics, signs, logos for shopping
Jack Marshad, Inc. 300 E 40 St.
1964-67 (graphic design, annual reports, house organs, film/slide strips,
displays, exhibits, etc)
PRESENT OWN BUSINESS
Clients (starting with most recent)
N.Y. Graphic Society Ltd.
(Forrest Selvig) WE3-1134: book design
Hy Ross Assoc. Inc. 180 Madison Ave.
(Bob Menshausen) 532-3570:
3D & Graphic display wall for their lobby, display for Sikes carpets,
mailing piece for Duals by Herman Miller, packaging & box design for
their swatch box, etc.
University of California Santa Cruz
(Carnegie Grant Project)
(Margaret Mahoney) PL3-3100, set of 30 posters (art education reform)
Aspen Magazine 333 6th Ave.
989-1623: 1969 Fall (and possibly Winter issue), multi-media box (with
booklets, posters, records etc.)
Film Culture Magazine 80 Wooster St..
(Jonas Mekas) 925-2250 :
(since 1963) magazine (design of format, logo, papers, etc.)
Film Makers’ Cinematheque 80 Wooster st.
Interior design, logo, posters, announcements, tickets, letterhead, etc.
Museum of Primitive Art 15 W 54 St..
(Douglas Newton) CI6-9494:
Book on African & Afro- American Art by R. Thompson (in progress)
Museum of Contemporary Crafts 29 W 53 St..
(Paul Smith) C16-6840:
Announcements, poster, ticket & mailing piece for paper show, 1967
E & O. Mari 23 Ave LIC
(Daniel Mari) AS8-4005:
Book series (Guitar, Guitar Strings, Viols d’Amore etc.)
EL AL Airlines
Tour booklet 1959
Interior, letterhead, announcements 1961 TYPE
OF WORK DONE
Trademarks, logos, letterheads, envelopes, mail-pieces, posters, announcements,
3-D announcements, 3-D displays, exhibits, environments, packaging, labels,
box-design, books, magazines, newspapers, photography, interior, product
& architectural design. Design & production in all categories.
AG Gallery, 1961
Mead Papers’ Library Ideas, 1964
Walter Thompson, 420 Lexington Ave.,
Typomundus 20, 4 Certificates,
Mead Papers’ Library of Ideas
Graphis several pieces published