ARTS . LIFESTYLE
110' (GER, FRE, ENG subs)
Joseph Beuys – the visionary who described society as a great artwork to which everybody can contribute. He revolutionized art. Art was his total freedom.
He is the man with the hat, the felt, and the “fat corner”. His artistic stylings possessed a hint of controversy that extended into the social and political arena. Rooted in the concepts of humanism, social philosophy and anthroposophy, his work eroded the boundaries of art -Art beyond the canvas, Art as a social sculpture. Everybody is an artist. Through the lens of a congenial montage of archival sources we give an intimate look at a visionary.
Thirty years after his death, he is still as relevant today as he was in his time. Back then, he patiently tried to explain how “money shouldn’t be a commodity.” He knew that money trade would undermine democracy. Beuys boxes, parleys, lectures and explains his art to a dead hare. He asks with a grin: “Do you want a revolution without laughter?” His expanded concept of art led him smack in the middle of socially relevant discourse.
A congenial montage of countless, previously untapped visual and audio sources has created a one-of-a-kind chronicle: Beuys is not a portrait in the common sense but an intimate look at a human being, his art and his world of ideas.
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