Joseph Beuys: 30 Years Since His Visit to Japan
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Joseph Beuys, who conceptualized the function of art in society with his “social sculptures,” had a huge impact on the art world starting in the 1960s. Incorporating social elements such as politics, education, the economy, and the environment into his works, he overcame previous paradigms of contemporary art to become a major 20th century artist. His accomplishments included involvement in the foundings of the Green Party and Free International University, which continues to this day and forms a nexus of distinguished thought. This exhibition is the museum’s first in its 20-year history to focus on Beuys, marking 30 years since his visit to Japan. Offering a fresh look at the artist’s philosophies through his works and documents related to his life, this show is an opportunity to reconsider Beuys, who aimed to reveal the future of art.
Speaker: Kanji Wakae (contemporary artist)
Date: Aug. 9 (Sat) 16:00
Speaker: Kazuhiro Yamamoto (Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts)
from August 08, 2014 to October 26, 2014