The guided tour by the curator of the exhibition, Dr Isabelle Malz, gave a wonderful insight into a thoroughly complex and multi-layered exhibition. Many thanks to Dr. Malz for the exciting explanations.
The exhibition in the K20 of the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen offers a profound insight into the cosmopolitan thinking of Joseph Beuys as manifested in his actions.
For it was here, as an acting, speaking and moving figure, that Beuys explored the central and radical idea of his Expanded Concept of Art: “Everyone is an artist”.
The goal of his universalist approach was to renew society from the ground up.
Like no other artist of his time, Joseph Beuys linked art with social processes, offering it to politics, science, philosophy and the economy as a creative, transformative force in a universal claim.
The exhibition, divided into 12 chapters, offers a profound insight into the cosmopolitan thinking of Joseph Beuys as manifested in his actions. (see www.kunstsammlung.de)