Joseph Beuys

September 5, 2006 at 1:01 am Leave a comment

Capri Battery, 1985.

Informed by diverse sources, including German history, Shamanism, and Rudolf Steiner’s anthroposophy, Beuys’s unique outlook evolved throughout his career. Beuys later expanded his artistic definition to include “social sculpture” which resulted from public interaction and discussion. His work methods can best be seen in his showcases or glass cases containing objects found or created by him. Another essential feature of the exhibition are the artist’s own drawings, which he described as the “energy source” inspiring his work in other media.

“I have always tried to show why art has to do with life. Only from art can a new concept of economics be formed, in terms of human need, not in the sense of use and consumption, politics and property, but above all in terms of the production of spiritual goods…”

Schlitten (Sled), 1969, Wooden sled, felt, straps, flashlight, fat, stamped in oil
133/4 x 357/16 x 133/4 inches



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Fred Sandback Anna Maltz

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