SENSE: Beuys / Gormley A conversation through drawing
Curated by Antony Gormley on the occasion of the exhibition Joseph Beuys: 40 Years of Drawing, this standalone presentation in the Chapel Gallery at Ely House places the artist's drawings in conversation with those by prominent post-war German artist Joseph Beuys.
Watch Antony Gormley speaking about the works
Beuys experienced the physical process of drawing as an essential means through which to crystallise his thoughts. In turn, Gormley describes 'the act of drawing as a form of tuning.' For him, as for Beuys, it is conceived as 'a necessary daily activity in which thought is made physical and grounded.'
a she-leper (hare's blood), 1975
Pencil and watercolour on paper
22.8 x 32.8 cm (8.97 x 12.91 in)
LEARNING TO THINK X, 2021
Blood on paper
19.2 x 14.1 cm (7.55 x 5.55 in)
View the online exhibition for Joseph Beuys: 40 Years of Drawings, a major presentation of 100 works from the collection of the Joseph Beuys family shown in the UK for the first time.