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Title

Joseph Beuys' public dialogue


Artists

William Sharp

United States of America

23 Jan 1936 - 17 Dec 2008

Joseph Beuys

Germany

12 May 1921 - 23 Jan 1986


About

Producer: Willoughby Sharp.
Camera: Andy Mann.
Shot at the New School for Social Research, New York, 11 January 1974

In this dialogue between the audience and Beuys, recorded at the New School for Social Research in New York, the artist presents his theories of art and social sculpture, filling three huge blackboards with drawings, only to wipe them out again in the end. Audience members include Claes Oldenburg and Al Hansen. The evident tension in the audience gives some indication of the sharply divided response to Beuys' project at the time. The dialogue was Beuys' first ever public event in the United States.
(Electronic Arts Intermix website http://www.eai.org accessed 7/9/11)


Details


Date

1974


Materials used

video, black and white, sound, 02:00:15 min


Dimensions


Credit

Mervyn Horton Bequest Fund 2007


Location

Not on display


Accession number

310.2007


Artist information

William Sharp

Works in the collection

1

Artist information

Joseph Beuys

Works in the collection

55


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history