Fluxus (after Latin fluxus 'flow, river', to fluere 'flow, pass away') is an art movement founded by George Maciunas in which it is not the work of art that matters, but the creative idea. Fluxus became widely known in the 1960s. After Dadaism, Fluxus was the second elementary attack on the artwork in the conventional sense, which was negated and considered a bourgeois fetish.
Fluxus was significantly influenced by renowned avant-garde artists. In addition to George Maciunas, these include Bazon Brock, John Cage, George Brecht, Mary Bauermeister, Wolf Vostell, Arthur Køpcke, Benjamin Patterson, Emmett Williams, Dick Higgins, Ludwig Gosewitz, Alison Knowles, Yoko Ono, Robin Page, Tomas Schmit, Ben Vautier, Robert Filliou, Joseph Beuys, Nam June Paik and Charlotte Moorman.