Henning Christiansen (Copenhagen, DE, 1932 – 2008)
Henning Christiansen was a Danish composer and an active member of the Fluxus movement. He worked with artists such as Joseph Beuys, Nam June Paik, Bazon Brock and Wolf Vostell as well as with his wife Ursula Reuter Christiansen. He resented the idea of an isolated artistic genius. His entire production can be seen as a subsequent and vibrant example of praxis in a constant flux. He believed in the need to trespass conventional boundaries between artistic disciplines. This is visible, from his engagement in Fluxus over numerous collaborative performances, to his position as a professor at the Art Academy in Hamburg (Hochschule für Bildende Künste – HfBK).