“Marcel Duchamp's silence is overrated”. Beuys wrote this sentence on a sheet of paper during a live television broadcast in 1964. The action was part of a Fluxus performance and referred to the Fluxus artists' debate on ''Duchamp's concept of art''. In his video, Armin Mühsam contrasts the legacy of the two artists.
“Anyone who doesn’t want to think will be thrown out“ is a famous phrase by Beuys. The works of the Indonesian artist Tisna Sanjaya are directed, especially in the pandemic, to those who do not think along
Entropy is a measure of the disorder that a system reveals. Inspired by Beuys' installation Plight, the Indian artist Parvathi Nayar deals with the physical term and the material felt. The artwork, a felt mask is a homage to the plight of our time.
In Beuys' eyes, the community itself is the material and every individual is an artist. In her video, Latvian artist Ance Vilnite refers to the concept of social sculpture and sees in every action a chance to shape it.
To change society, it is important to ensure free education, free information and free participation. The artist Marzia Farhana from Bangladesh tells how she implements Joseph Beuys' Expanded Concept of Art in her projects.