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Birthday of Joseph Beuys (1921-1986)

Start Date
12.05.2022
End Date
12.05.2022
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CITY Gallery, Vienna
Joseph Heinrich Beuys [bɔɪ̯s][1] (b. May 12, 1921 in Krefeld; † January 23, 1986 in Düsseldorf) was a German action artist, sculptor, medalist,...

Joseph Heinrich Beuys [bɔɪ̯s][1] (* May 12 1921 in Krefeld; † January 23 1986 in Düsseldorf) was a german Action artistSculptorMedalistDraftsmanArt theorist and professor at the Düsseldorf Art Academy.

In his extensive work, Beuys dealt with questions of the Humanism, the Social Philosophy and Anthroposophy apart. This led to his specific definition of a "expanded concept of art"[2] and to the conception of the Social plastic as Total work of artby creatively participating in the design of the Society and in the Politics demanded. He is regarded worldwide as one of the most important action artists of the 20th century and, according to his biographer Reinhard Ermen, as an "ideal-typical antagonist" Andy Warhols to see.[3]

In 1951, Ewald Mataré appointed Joseph Beuys to be his Master student. Together with Erwin Heerich, Beuys moved into his master student studio under the roof of the art academy until 1954.

 

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