This exhibition provides an exciting opportunity to show work by Joseph Beuys in a building whose architecture, like the work of the artist, is rooted in socialist ideals, and whose purpose is to provide a cultural centre for its locality.
The exhibition will feature sculptures, photographs, drawings, and watercolours as well as a selection of posters recalling live actions and events by Beuys. Highlights will include the vitrine, Fat Chair 1964 – 85, the late sculpture Scala Napoletana 1985 and works on paper such as the lithograph A Party for Animals, 1969.
The exhibition will explore Beuys’s ideas on economics, politics, activism, anti-establishment, teaching, learning and philosophy. They raise questions as to how these ideas have extended beyond Beuys’s own lifetime and how they can continue to inform new thinking today.
De La Warr Pavilion
Image: Joseph Beuys, Fettstuhl [Fat Chair] (1964 - 1985)
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