Joseph Beuys

The exhibition presents two central installations by Joseph Beuys, ‘The Hearth 1968 – 1974’, and ‘Feuerstatte II 1978-1979’. These are joined by the cycle ’11 Vitrinen.

Beuys

The exhibition presents two central installations by Joseph Beuys, “THE HEARTH (Feuerstätte) 1968 –1974”, and “Feuerstätte II 1978 –1979”. These are joined by the cycle “11 Vitrinen. Laboratorien der Imagination 1949/1984”, on permanent loan from a swiss private collection.

The arrangement is complemented by films shot during Beuys’s actions and documentary material showing him as an artist who actively sought to engage his environment. In addition to the outstanding material presence of his sculptural work gaining a platform, this exhibition also serves to show Beuys as an artist with a clear grasp of the immaterial processes and communicative engagement and who cultivated these as an artistic medium. Beuys was born in Krefeld in 1921 and died 1986 in Düsseldorf. He is widely considered to be one of the most important artists of the twentieth century.

curated by Søren Grammel

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Michael Mathis, tel. +41 61 206 62 80, michael.mathis@bs.ch

Opening: Fiday 19 December 2014

The Kunstmuseum Basel
Museum für Gegenwartskunst
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Tue – Sun 10.00–18.00
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