Eric Andersen (1940 – present)
Eric Andersen is a Danish artist associated with the Fluxus movement; he is considered to be one of the intermedia art pioneers. Andersen deemed art to be a constant exploration of human expression given that the world is constantly changing.
In 1962, Andersen participated in one of the early concerts organised by Fluxus, which was held during the Festum Fluxorum in the Nikolai Kirke (Nicolas Church) in Copenhagen. He also contributed to the first Fluxus publication, ‘The Roll’. From 1962 to 1966 he worked closely with Arthur Køpcke.
In 1964, Andersen travelled around Central and Eastern Europe and introduced local artists and musicians to Fluxus. In the same year, Andersen assisted Joseph Beuys in a performance at Galerie René Block, Berlin.
In the late 1960s, Andersen turned to mail art; in the 1970s, Andersen was concerned with geographical space.
Biography, Fluxus East: http://www.fluxus-east.eu/index.php?item=exhib&sub=andersen&lang=en
Biography, Archivio Conz: http://archivioconz.com/artist/eric-andersen/
Visual exhibits: https://www.fondazionebonotto.org/en/collection/fluxus/anderseneric
15 works online, MoMA: https://www.moma.org/artists/36940
Commentary on Andersen’s works: https://www.museoreinasofia.es/en/actividades/event-origins-fluxus
Visual exhibits: http://www.hundertmark-gallery.com/artist-eric-anderson.0.html
Andersen on Fluxus: https://flaneur.me.uk/06/eric-andersen-on-fluxus-and-continuity-of-the-universe/
‘Fluxus, Eric Andersen and the Communist East’: https://brill.com/view/book/edcoll/9789004310506/B9789004310506-s032.xml
Articles on Andersen and his works: http://www.perbrunskog.info/until-everyone-gets-their-own-kingdom-about-eric-andersen.html
‘Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Eric Andersen and Nam June Paik’ by Hannah B Higgins: http://www.flagnoflags.org/binary_files/eventi/Between_a_Rock_and_a_Hard_Place__03_09_2021_35292.pdf
Oral history interview with Eric Andersen: http://www.kcua.ac.jp/arc/ar/ericandersen_en/
‘Eric Andersen: Story of Fluxus and the Banner’ film: https://vimeo.com/368391307