On Friendship/(Collateral Damage) IVHow to Explain Hare Hunting to a Dead German Artist
[The usefulness of continuous measurement of the distance between Nostalgia and Melancholia]
(September 2021 - February 2023)
A critical project concerning post-war artist Joseph Beuys
Created by Joseph Sassoon Semah, curator Linda Bouws
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DUITSLAND INSTITUUT, UvA: BUSHUIS - OOST-INDISCH HUIS, UvA,
SPUI25 - 7 april 2022, 17.00 hrs
Lecture by Hans Peter Riegel, author of the four-part critical biography about Joseph Beuys, Beuys, Die Biographie the standard reference to Beuys. How must we interpret Beuys in this celebratory year 2021/22? Art cannot be seen disengaged from society. Which political, social and cultural implications does Joseph Beuys' work show us? Does his transformation from perpetrator to victim fit into post-war West-Germany? What role do the West-German art world and politics played to promote Joseph Beuys to one of the most influential post-war artists?
Did Beuys free art of power and financial gain or did he use his art with the purpose to mask or idealize his own war history and that of Germany? What is myth and what is reality in the artworks of Beuys and the legend he created around him? Do works of art lose their magic when the imagery is based on a myth and lies? How did Beuys use his 'visual codes' and secret symbols in his artworks? Do works of art lose their magic when the imagery is based on a myth and lies? Hans Peter Riegel's lecture was an incredible insight into the mind of Joseph Beuys.
Footnotes to the work of Joseph Beuys - SPUI25
Exhibition In Duitsland Instituut Amsterdam.
Metropool International Art Projects
Contact: Linda Bouws
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