Joseph Beuys' public dialogue
United States of America
23 Jan 1936 - 17 Dec 2008
12 May 1921 - 23 Jan 1986
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, http://www.eai.org accessed 7/9/11)
digital tape (betacam) shown as single channel digital video, black and white, sound
duration: 02:00:15 hr, aspect ratio: 4:3
Mervyn Horton Bequest Fund 2007
Not on display
Shown in 1 exhibition
2008 Biennale of Sydney: revolutions-forms that turn, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 18 Jun 2008–07 Sep 2008