Beuys 2021 Joseph Beuys Centenary Programme Beuys 2021 Joseph Beuys Centenary Programme

Beuys 2021 Joseph Beuys Centenary Programme

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Celebrating the Centenary of Joseph Beuys

Marking the centenary of Joseph Beuys' birth, 2021 will see over 30 museum exhibitions taking place internationally in Europe, America and Asia honouring his legacy. This year's centenary programme celebrates Joseph Beuys' life and work through curatorial approaches that consider his extensive oeuvre anew. We invite you to explore the centenary programme and learn more about the artist and his legacy through our overview of past and current exhibitions, as well as interviews with artists and curators for whom his work has been a source of inspiration. 

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Featured exhibition this month

 

Celebrating Beuys. From Line to Line - Leaf by Leaf

23 July — 17 October 2021 | Kupferstich-Kabinett, Dresden 

 

The Beuys family has given the Kupferstich-Kabinett access to their private collection for the first time, sending a selection of 85 drawings to Dresden on the occasion of the jubilee presentation. With sheet after sheet, the exhibition shows his graphic work created over the course of five decades, presenting an outstanding master of a delicate yet resolute line. The drawings by Beuys constitute the core of his creative work. They show his fundamental interest in nature, all living things, growth, changeability, flow and process. As an observer, Beuys attempted to unflinchingly explore and record – line for line – everything that imposed itself.

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Images: 1. IMAGO / Leemage. Portrait of Joseph Beuys (1921-1986) Photography, Paris, 1985. © Bildrecht, Wien 2021. Photo: Laurence Sudre 2. © Kupferstich-Kabinett, SKD, Photo: Klemens Renner 3. Joseph Beuys portrait. © Gerd Ludwig.
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