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Title

Joseph Beuys' public dialogue

1974

Artists

William Sharp

United States of America

23 Jan 1936 – 17 Dec 2008

Joseph Beuys

Germany

12 May 1921 – 23 Jan 1986

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  • Details

    Date
    1974
    Media category
    Time-based art
    Materials used
    digital tape (betacam) shown as single channel digital video, black and white, sound
    Dimensions
    duration: 02:00:15 hr; aspect ratio: 4:3
    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

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  • 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, http://www.eai.org accessed 7/9/11)

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