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  Beuys Raum 20 Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
Joseph Beuys was appointed in 1961 with unanimous decision of the academy board to the " Chair of Monumental Sculpture of the National Academy of Arts Duesseldorf " and started as a successor to Sepp Mages at his officeon the 1st November.
Beuys stayed professor at the academy of arts from 1961 until 10th October, 1972, the day on which he was discharged by the education minister Johannes Rau, for political reasons.
The sacking of Beuys is the beginning of a long legally and ideological dispute which is finally settled in favour of Beuys, with a judgement handed down at the highest legally level.
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  Joseph Beuys - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Joseph Beuys (pronounced "boyce") (May 12, 1921 – January 23, 1986) was a German Conceptual artist who produced work in a number of forms including sculpture, performance art, video art and installations.
Beuys said the work was concerned with issues such as human and animal consciousness, and the problems of thought and language.
Beuys was a particularly prominent protester against new nuclear weapons (Pershing II-missiles) in Western Germany in 1983, following the SALT IItreaty from 1979.
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 About Joseph Beuys   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Joseph Beuys was born in 1921 in Krefeld, a city in northwestern Germany near the Dutch border.
Beuys often said that his interest in fat and felt as sculptural materials grew out of a wartime experience--a plane crash in the Crimea, after which he was rescued by nomadic Tartars who rubbed him with fat and wrapped him in felt to heal and warm his body.
Beuys was dismissed in 1972 from his teaching position over his insistence that admission to the art school be open to anyone who wished to study there.
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 Featured Author: Joseph Beuys   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Beuys' vision was to integrate his concepts of spirituality, environmentalism, and social activism within his pieces of art.
Beuys theorized that Western society was suffering from social, political, and ecological malaise, and saw art as a viable means to collective redemption.
Joseph Beuys: Dernier Espace Avec Introspecteur 1964-1982 by Caroline Tisdall
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Joseph Beuys was born in 1921 in Krefeld, a city in northwestern Germany near the Dutch border.
Beuys viewed the artistic process as a means to empower the individual, to promote "self-determination and participation in the cultural sphere (freedom); in the structuring of laws (democracy); and in the sphere of economics (socialism).
Beuys participated at documenta 6 in 1977 with the installation Honey Pump in the Workplace (1977), in which students in the FIU workshops were an integral part.
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 Athena - Aesthetic Experience in the Art of Joseph Beuys
The Aesthetic Experience in Beuys work cannot be excluded from the environment and/or present social systems, in Hubers' publication as the artwork functions as a trigger for the shaping of thoughts about contemporary life/society, a stated aesthetic strategy of Beuys.
Beuys continues It is the principle of resurrection, transforming the old structure.....That is the expanded concept of art (Mennekes/Beuys p 33) Like the Theory of sculpture, such an action is based on the tension and movement between the poles of chaos and form, warm and cold, the representation of birth as material incarnation.
Beuys early childhood in Cleves a Celtic and Catholic enclave in a Germanic and Protestant country was also extraordinarily rich in geological and cultural history.
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 Joseph Beuys Press release   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Joseph Beuys: Transformer is a revealing look at the inner workings of an extraordinary mind and a clarification of this extremely influential artist's mystifying work.
Beuys became one of the primary exponents of the anarchistic and cosmically humorous music and art movement, "Fluxus", an early stager of "happenings," and one of the Green Party's first candidates for political office.
Joseph Beuys: Transformer was produced by I.T.A.P. Pictures and directed by John Halpern, with music by Michael Galaso and video design by Les Levine.
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 Arts Unlimited | Arts features | Wounds of history
Beuys did not think Germans should evade their past, or be destroyed by it.
Because Beuys is a German artist, it is impossible not to see the wounds of history everywhere, with a surpassing melancholy that dwarfs his attempts to commit his sculpture to an optimistic democratic politics.
We can mine Beuys for the meanings we need because there is such a generous excess of content in his arrangements of fallen stones or sheets of molten iron.
arts.guardian.co.uk /features/story/0,11710,1401044,00.html   (1328 words)

 Joseph Beuys (1921 - 1986) Artwork Images, Exhibitions, Reviews
German artist, Joseph Beuys was one of the leading figures in the avant-garde movement in Europe in the 1970’s and 1980’s.
Joseph Beuys (1921-1986) was one of the key artists in the post-war period.
Beuys selected the drawings for the mysteriously-named The Secret Block for a Secret Person in Ireland himself, from his output between 1936 and 1976, adding to the block throughout his career until it reached a total of 456 sheets.
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 Joseph Beuys
Beuys answered a need of the population, waking up from the shock of its economic social and cultural lethargy following the war, and showed a way to rise from the ashes that was as fun as it was holistic and spiritually challenging.
Beuys certainly inherits Dada's rage at the powers that be and he responds with Dada's audacity at not remaining subservient to the restrictions that system would oppress expression with.
The polished surface, the slick facade, the object of veneration is a death to Beuys.
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 Joseph Beuys Biography
Joseph Beuys was born May 12, 1921, in Krefeld, Germany.
Beuys was appointed professor of monumental sculpture at the Staatliche Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in 1961.
Beuys represented Germany at the Venice Biennale in 1976 and 1980.
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 Just do it
For Beuys, life was art: both in his exhortations to others to incorporate creativity into their daily lives, and in his relentless use of his own life, both quotidian and embroidered if not wholly invented, in his work.
And it's precisly this exhortation from Joseph Beuys to 'just do it' that makes him so special ­ imagine Picasso suggesting to Gertrude Stein that she might like to try rearranging the shards of her face into a new pattern when she got home.
3 Beuys went on to become one of the 500 founding members of the German Green Party in 1979, and was famed for his radical approach to teaching and involvement in student politics at the Dusseldorf Academy of Art where he staged his famous sit-ins and many of his art 'happenings' during the 1960s.
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 WAC | Joseph Beuys | A Brief Biography
(c)1997 Estate of Joseph Beuys/ARS, NY Joseph Beuys was born in 1921 in Krefeld, a city in northwestern Germany near the Dutch border.
Beuys often said that his interest in fat and felt as sculptural materials grew out of a wartime experience--a plane crash in the Crimea, after which he was rescued by nomadic Tartars who rubbed him with fat and wrapped him in felt to heal and warm his body.
Beuys was dismissed in 1972 from his teaching position over his insistence that admission to the art school be open to anyone who wished to study there.
www.walkerart.org /archive/4/9C43FDAD069C47F36167.htm   (653 words)

 Arts Unlimited | Arts features | A man of mystery
He was Joseph Beuys, fabulist and realist, romantic and activist, a man who made his life into one long, continuous and often seemingly contradictory art performance.
Beuys was the last of art's great 20th-century myth-makers, an artist who, since his death in 1986, has attained mythic status.
Beuys elevated the artist - and himself in particular - to the role of a latterday shaman with the power to heal his own, and the world's, ills.
arts.guardian.co.uk /features/story/0,11710,1401440,00.html   (1759 words)

 AllRefer.com - Joseph Beuys (European Art, 1600 To The Present, Biography) - Encyclopedia
A member of the neo-Dada group Fluxus during the early 1960s, Beuys pioneered certain ritualized latter-day happenings that he called Actions; they were among the first contemporary examples of performance art.
In these unconventional, often obsessional, and sometimes disturbing pieces and in his many drawings and posters, Beuys rejected abstract art in favor of an aesthetic that relied heavily on his own experience and that elevated subject matter to utmost importance.
Famous in the international art world by the 1970s, Beuys had an important impact on an emerging group of avant-garde artists, first in Europe and later in the United States.
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 Joseph Beuys   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Joseph Beuys was born in 1921 in Krefeld, Germany.
Beuys's first one-person exhibition of his sculpture and drawings was in 1953, at the house of the collectors Franz Joseph and Hans van der Grinten.
In 1970 the Beuys Block—a large collection of Beuys's work formed under his own aegis from the Sammlung Karl Ströher—was installed in the Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt; it remains his most important public collection.
www.diacenter.org /exhibs_b/beuys   (350 words)

 Remarks on the Art of Joseph Beuys
Beuys himself on the other hand, was always highly critical of the academic system and the lack of involvement on the part of university scholars in social processes and social evolution.
The works of Beuys are explicitly designed for and concerned with an exchange of energy from the sculptural system into the social environment, first to an individual as a representative member of the human community and then second to the whole community.
When a person comes into contact with a sculptural installation of Joseph Beuys the artwork opens up a dialogue in which the art object and the beholder are equivalent partners in a situation where both function as independent systems which mutually refer to each other.
www.hgb-leipzig.de /ARTNINE/huber/writings/beuyse.html   (6897 words)

 Joseph Beuys
Beuys was both a teacher in the traditional sense, as Professor of Monumental Sculpture at the Düsseldorf Academy of Art where his students included such artists as Jörg Immendorf, Anselm Kiefer, and Imi Knoebel, and he extended his role as teacher to the creation of countless open forums for debate that assumed myriad forms.
Beuys created a public persona that was a challenge to the status quo and a catalyst for change through action and interaction.
For more than 20 years, Beuys' primary activity was teaching, spreading his ideas about art and the role of art in society to a wide range of audiences.
www.zimmerworks.com /beuys.htm   (278 words)

 Joseph Beuys
Joseph Beuys, artist, shaman, political activist, provocateur, teacher and lecturer, is one of the few contemporary artists whose own image, clad in a funky felt fedora, is as well known as his work.
Performance art, with the artist in the multiple roles of author, actor, director and stage crew, was a natural vehicle for him to express his belief in the artist's ability and right to try to heal a damaged world.
Beuys as a con-ceptual artist used non-traditional ma-terials to call the tenets of traditional art into question.
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 ArtandCulture Artist: Joseph Beuys   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
In fact, Beuys came to see the transition from coldness to warmth as an appropriate message for the modern world, one which would counter the destructive tendencies in contempory culture.
Beuys was sensitive to the undercurrent of nihilism in modern art -- a kind of coldness or even death, the freezing point of all value.
It was with this attitude that Beuys created his 1965 piece "How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare," which focused on the theme of rebirth from death and involved the use of the same fat and felt that had once saved Beuys himself.
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After spending his childhood and schooldays in Kleve Joseph Beuys was shot down as a Luftwaffe pilot in the Crimea in 1941.
Beuys' ever stronger political commitments, the founding of various associations and parties, resulted from his own demand that more creativity should flow into all areas of life, that the state should be moulded like a "Social Sculpture".
Joseph Beuys is represented again and again at the documenta and the Biennale in Venice.
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 Grafos Verlag - Joseph Beuys: Biography
Joseph Beuys was born in 1921 in Krefeld, Germany and died in Düsseldorf in 1986.
Beuys ritualized movement sequences interspersed with autobiographical, mythical or historically charged themes or objects (Manresa 1966; Haupstrom-Fluxus, Eurasienstab, 1967).
Beuys influenced media advertising on politics and ecology.
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 The Social Affairs Unit - Web Review: Joseph Beuys at Tate Modern
Actually, Joseph Beuys never really went away: he is a strong presence in Tate Modern even when they are not putting him centre-stage.
One of the Beuys objects is a not perfectly clean laboratory measuring tube, calibrated up its side, and in it is a not perfect rose on its stem.
We are glad that Lindsay Blair (in her Joseph Cornell's Vision of Spiritual Order, 1998) and Deborah Solomon (in her Utopia Parkway: The life and work of Joseph Cornell, 1997) has unpacked his boxes (the collections he made) and shown us the rather fragile man within.
www.socialaffairsunit.org.uk /blog/archives/000309.php   (1866 words)

 Harvard University Art Museums - Eat Art
Beuys was fascinated by the simplicity and straightforwardness of many of the East German packages, which stated only contents, origin, weight, and price: he liked the bare-bones approach to identifying the material world.
For Beuys, the beauty of an object’s materiality could be appreciated only when the object was removed from the market drives that kept it in circulation and use.
Beuys saw Western society as sick: though he was fascinated by the straightforwardness of East German goods, he regarded both communism and capitalism as one-way streets leading away from individual and communal creative expression.
www.artmuseums.harvard.edu /exhibitions/featured/eatart/beuys.html   (1543 words)

 Joseph Beuys Art Minimal & Conceptual Only   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Joseph Beuys was born in Kleve, Germany on May 12, 1921.
Joseph Beuys died January 23, 1986, in Düsseldorf, where he had lived for most of his career.
Notable among the many retrospectives of his work are those held in New York in 1979, in Berlin in 1988, and in Zürich, Madrid, and Paris in 1993-94.
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