Fondation du doute Ben&Fluxus à Blois

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Brought into being by the artist Ben, the Foundation of doubt is neither a museum nor an art center but rather an original site where the Fluxus spirit reigns.

Brought into being by the artist Ben, the Foundation of doubt is neither a museum nor an art center but rather an original site where the Fluxus spirit reigns.
In an area covering 1500 m², 50 artists and 300 artworks have been gathered together by Ben and Gino Di Maggio, with the collaboration of the Milan-based Mudima foundation, Caterina Gualco and numerous artists. This new site is at once a vibrant venue, a reservoir of ideas with its Worldwide Center of Questioning and a space for expression and interrogation on art, its limits and its frontiers.

The Foundation of doubt is a unique place. Ben Vautier imagines it permeated with the freedom of moving areas, animated by the flux he has been transmitting for fifty years. The Foundation of doubt is open to all forms, to all possibilities provided that they surprise, that they entertain, that they persuade us that art, as so aptly stated by Robert Filliou, “is that which renders life more interesting than art”. The vocation of the Foundation of doubt is to host artists, theorists, researchers and to create a living residence where different publics mix.

As is the case with Fluxus - whose spirit, through its works and documents, will fill the physical spaces -, the Foundation of doubt shall promote “concomitance”, the importance of non-importance, the details of life, boundless possibility, the idea, humor, the event, theory, the manifesto, action and ,finally, as imagined by Ben, Total Art. The mechanics of doubt weighs the positive and the negative, captures each and every voice, records and transmits, mixes and blends, measures the limits of art, questions itself and questions frontiers.

The Foundation of doubt is an ideal place for learning; situated in the midst of an art teaching hub (art school + music conservatory + theater conservatory Blois-Agglopolys), it opens new perspectives for research as it applies pedagogy conducive to listening, exchange and action. John Cage said that “it is not necessary that all sounds be organized by an author or by an intention; it suffices that there be a listener”. To understand, learn to listen to everything.

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Fondation du doute - Ben & Fluxus collection
- Public Entrance : 14 rue de la Paix /41000 Blois
- Administration Offices : 6 rue Franciade
02 54 55 37 40