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Since the late 1950s, Raphael Montañez Ortíz has directly engaged with the violent and destructive tendencies of society through found objects and action-based art. A veteran of Fluxus and the Destruction Art movement of the 1960s, Ortíz is best known for his piano destruction concerts, but his practice encompasses film, video, sculpture, and subtler forms of performance art. At the MFA, Ortíz invites Boston-area performance artists, students, and the audience to engage in a new performance, WHAT DOES FLUXES HAVE TO DO WITH IT, 2013, which will be followed by a video screening of several rarely seen works. Visit the Facebook event page for more details.

Funds provided by the generous support of Carolyn Fine Friedman and Jeremiah Friedman. 

This event took place March 27, 2013.

A special thanks to the performers and volunteers: Zayde Buti, Chealsea Anagnoson, Ashley Capachione, Creighton Baxter, Hayley Morgenstern, Gabriella Shypula, Karson Andrews, Eric Narvaez, Celina Greene, Andisa Jones, Ryan Hawk, Darian William Eck, Julianne Hooper, Joel Fernandes, Kelsie Lynch, Emily Radziwon, Mari Novotny Jones, and Alexa Beychok.

Image: WHAT DOES FLUXES HAVE TO DO WITH IT, 2013, Raphael Montañez Ortíz
Photo by Ricardo De Lima