Fanyu Lin, Young Architect from China, Collaborates with Fluxus Foundation, NY, in Designing Fluxcity by perumal

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									Fanyu Lin, Young Architect from China, Collaborates with Fluxus Foundation, NY, in
Designing Fluxcity

Fanyu Lin, young architect from China, recent graduate from Graduate School of
Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University in the city of New York.

New York, NY, November 07, 2013 -- Fanyu Lin, young architect from China, recent
graduate from Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia
University in the city of New York, is helping design Fluxcity, an unrealized architectural
project of George Maciunas, founder of Fluxus art movement, and is co-curating the
exhibition FLUXUS AS ARCHITECTURE, Universal StructureTM, at Fluxus
Foundation, 454 W 19th St. New York, NY, 10011.

Fluxus is an interdisciplinary art movement that gained prominence in the 1960s. John
Cage, Yoko Ono, John Lennon, Nam June Paik, Joseph Beuys, George Brecht and Henry
Flynt are among the artists who shared George Maciunas’ vision.

George Maciunas was educated in architecture and art history at Cooper Union, Carnegie
Institute of Technology, and New York University. While studying the European and
Siberian art of migrations in NYU, he published the groundbreaking academic paper
Atlas of Prehistoric Chinese art in 1958.

As an architect, he was credited with the invention of a structural framework and
received a patent for the prefabricated building system in 1961. His design of Fluxhouse,
as an example of the system was completed and copyrighted in 1965. The patented and
copyrighted materials serve as critical foundations for further exploration of Fluxcity.

In designing the Fluxcity, an urban application of Maciunas Prefabricated Building
System, Fanyu Lin takes George Maciunas’ master plan of Ginger Island as a
conceptual testing ground, where Mr. Maciunas attempted to build artist community in
the late 1960s. Having access to all the original materials, Fanyu Lin is able to research
the building system. Through faithful reading and systematic analysis of the original
design of Fluxhouse, she interprets the house beyond a mere prefabricated prototype by
extracting its spatial syntax, which allows for reconfiguration and expansion of a single
module to form clusters, communities and urban development.

The Fluxity proposal will be presented in upcoming exhibition FLUXUS AS
ARCHITECTURE, Universal StructureTM at Fluxus Foundation. The Universal
Structure, rather than a style of architecture, is more akin to a design strategy that
critically develops Fluxhouse as an urban system of standardization, modularization and
mass-production, where Maciunas combines his architectural expertise and vision with
interdisciplinary intelligence in a humble yet ambitious way, that values the rational
reflections on architectural design, manufacturing process and urban development as a
whole. The exhibition intends to reposition the revolutionary relevance of Maciunas
System in the context of today’s urban setting, arguing for an alternative of human
habitat, where urban efficiency and social welfare play the leading role.
FLUXUS AS ARCHITECTURE, Universal StructureTM is curated by Harry Stendhal,
Chairman of Fluxus Foundation, New York, and Fanyu Lin, Master of Science in
Advanced Architectural Design, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and
Preservation in Columbia University, awarded with Bachelor Degree of Architecture by
China Central Academy of Fine Arts.

Contact: Harry Stendhal Fluxusfoundation.com 454 W 19th St. New York, NY, 10011 1-
212-675-4392 info@fluxusfoundation.com http://www.fluxusfoundation.com

								
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