The FLUXUS-Artist Robert Filliou, in his »whispered art history«, had stated that 1.000.010 years ago art was born. According to Filliou, it happened when someone dropped a dry sponge into a bucket of water. The french artist realized with the museum director Wolfgang Becker the first birthday party in 1973 at Aachen at the Neue Galerie – Ludwig Collection. Even after the death of Robert Filliou in 1987, Art's Birthday or »l' anniversaire de l'art« is celebrated worldwide every year on January 17th. In 2013 the 1.000.050th Art's Birthday artsbirthday.net/ will be celebrated in Aachen in the ballroom of »Altes Kurhaus«, organized by Mobiles Büro für Kunstaffairen (Karl von Monschau), Ludwig-Forum and Kulturwerk Aachen.
No art works will be shown at this day. Artist and art lovers were invited to send birthday greetings with a headpiece as a clip. I'm a scubadiver and in my opinion marine species are inspiring creatures for new hats! The greetings from all over the world will be shown during the event at the »Altes Kurhaus« Aachen altes-kurhaus-aachen.de/ and at the museum FLUXUS+ Potsdam fluxus-plus.de/
Direction, Photos (Panasonic DMC-TZ4) and Sound: Naemi Reymann, Düsseldorf, 2012