International artists deal with the heritage of Joseph Beuys.
#aboutbeuys Armin Mühsam
“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.
#aboutbeuys Lê Giang
The Vietnamese artist Lê Giang sees in Beuys' work an inspiration for life after the pandemic and an urgent reminder to change ourselves to make the world a better place.
The Irish street artist Asbestos first saw Beuys' black panels in Dublin. Since then, he has been fascinated by the idea of taking ordinary materials from the city and creating works of art.
#aboutbeuys Tisna Sanjaya
“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
#aboutbeuys Parvathi Nayar
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.
#aboutbeuys Fondacion Klemm
The Czech-Argentine artist Federico Klemm (1942-2002) was an admirer of Beuys. Art critic Julio Sánchez and artist Pablo Marchetti talk about Klemm and his fascination with Beuys and felt suits.
#aboutbeuys Viktória Monhor
A tree and a poster that says it: A very important message that is of interest to everyone. Hungarian artist Viktória Monhor shows that less is more.
#aboutbeuys Yacine Tilala
The American artist with Senegalese and Mauritanian roots Yacine Tilala takes inspiration from a Joseph Beuys interview in her video and creates her own work of art. The body is at the centre of it.
#aboutbeuys Ance Vilnite
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.
#aboutbeuys Kristof Kintera
There can be no art without Beuys – says Czech artist Kristof Kintera, describing Beuys as an icon and mystic whose artistic perspective can lead us out of a poorly functioning society.
#aboutbeuys Marzia Farhana
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.
#aboutbeuys Luchezar Boyadjiev
How can a personal or a collective trauma be overcome? The Bulgarian artist Luchezar Boyadjiev explains how his work seeks to heal society through reconciliation.
#aboutbeuys Robert Svarc
Beuys is still alive and his work is a preparation for the complex, irritating 21st century - says the Slovak artist Robert Svarc and presents his thoughts on Beuys’ legacy.
#aboutbeuys Susanne Kriemann
Is a museum allowed to change the meaning of a deceased artist’s works? German artist Susanne Kriemann tells how an exhibition by Beuys shaped her understanding of art.
#aboutbeuys Zaki Al-Maboren
Have you ever been to Kassel? The German-Sudanese artist Zaki Al-Maboren reflects on Beuys’ artwork "7,000 Oaks", which was part of the art exhibition documenta 7.
#aboutbeuys Kalas Liebfried
Compared to other post-war artists, Beuys is still relevant. The Bulgarian artist Kalas Liebfried deals with Beuys’ artistic legacy in his works.