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KOKOMO, Ind. — What is art?

Gregory SteelGregory Steel

The Fluxus movement, which originated in the 1960s, questioned and redefined what could be considered art. The Indiana University Kokomo Art Gallery is showcasing it with its new show, "Fluxus: Then, Now, and Whenever," opening Wednesday, February 20.

Gregory Steel, assistant professor of fine arts, guest curated the show, and said it will be unusual, and it includes video, performance books, scores, games, and mail art.

"Fluxus is distinctly non-commercial art," he said. "It's crazy, it's unusual, and it's strange. It's the kind of an artistic idea that is inclusive, rather than exclusive."

Fluxus, also known as intermedia, is supposed to be fun, and often includes combining media not normally combined.

"The artists like to use found objects, things you can find anywhere, and combine images, writing, and sounds to create new works," Steel said.

The exhibit opens with a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, February 20 in the Art Gallery, 2300 S. Washington St. The exhibition continues through March 30. The Art Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. It is closed Sunday, Monday and Friday. Free parking is available on campus.

Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana.