Joseph Beuys: Jeder Griff muß sitzen – Just hit the mark
LONDON • Gagosian Gallery, UK • Ongoing
|The exhibition Joseph Beuys, Jeder Griff muß sitzen – Just hit the mark – which takes its title from the artist’s 1972 table drawing – incorporates a diverse group of works from this collection. Included in the show is Jungfrau, a rare, early sculpture from 1952; Vitrine Nr 21, 1968-72, an important cabinet that includes the artist’s signature hat and felt-wrapped cane; and Mensch, 1972, one of Beuys’ famed blackboard drawings; amongst other important works which are being shown for the first time in many years.|
Joseph Beuys (1921-1986) is universally celebrated as one of the most important and revolutionary European artists of the last century. From early performances where he explored the role of artist as shaman, Beuys engaged his audience in unprecedented, provocative ways, calling upon art to be genuinely human medium for revolutionary change, “social sculpture” as he described it.
The exhibition will travel to Gagosian Gallery in New York, in January 2004.
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