This exhibition, staged as a collaborative venture between the Hunterian and GI 2010 (Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art) will be the first opportunity for Glasgow audiences to see a substantial selection of the work of Joseph Beuys (1921 – 1986), who remains, over 20 years after his death, one of the most influential figures in post-war European Art.
Beuys’s work developed around "constellations of ideas". It could incorporate any kind of material or object to represent these ideas, particularly, from the 1950s onwards, felt, fat and copper.
The Hunterian’s own collections offer a rich context to the work of an artist whose substantial and complex output bridged art and science, weaving together themes including archaeology, geology, anthropology, zoology, myth, history, intuition, medicine, energy and communication.
The exhibition will include over thirty of the artist’s works on paper, together with a small selection of additional works, notably his "vitrines".
Hunterian Art Gallery
Image: Joseph Beuys, Fettstuhl [Fat Chair] (1964 - 1985)
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