Joseph Beuys

(German, 1921 - 1986)

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Joseph Beuys

Aus dem Leben der Bienen, 1978

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Joseph Beuys

Hirschkuh, 1979

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Joseph Beuys

Liegender Hirsch, 1984

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Joseph Beuys

Spur II, 1977

Biographie

Chronologie

1921
Born: in Krefeld, Germany
1940
Diploma High School Kleve, Germany
1941 - 1945
War service as a gun pilot
1947 - 1951
Studied sculpture at the Düsseldorf Academy of Art under Joseph Enseling and Ewald Mataré, Düsseldorf, Germany
1961
Appointed professor at State Art Academy Düsseldorf, Sculpting Division, Düsseldorf, Germany
Began to associate with Fluxus artists
1978
Became a member of the Academy of Arts, Berlin, Germany
1980
Became a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm, Denmark
1986
Received the Wilhelm Lehmbruck Prize, Duisburg, Germany
Died: in Düsseldorf, Germany

Expositions

2013
Goethe, Bond and Beuys - The Furka, 1779 – 1991 - Bro­mer Art Collec­tion (BAC), Rogg­wil-Kal­ten­her­berg, Switzerland
Kunst mit der Kamera - Analoge Fotografie 1963 - 1996 - Brigitte March International Contemporary Art, Stuttgart, Germany
This is Not a Love Song - La Virreina - Centre de la Imatge, Barcelona, Spain
Neunzehnhundertsiebzig. Material, Orte, Denkprozesse, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland
NeuenGalerie - neu gesehen: Sammlung + documenta-Erwerbungen - Neue Galerie, Kassel, Germany
Art is Liturgy, Kolumba, Cologne, Germany
Die Bildhauer. Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, 1945 bis heute - K20 Grabbeplatz, Dusseldorf, Germany
Video Vintage 1963-1983 - Beirut Art Center, Beirut, Lebanon
Contra Tàpies - Fundación Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain
Ensemblematic - SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent, Belgium
Schauplatz Stadt - Gemälde, Zeichnungen, Installationen von der Klassischen Moderne bis zur Gegenwart, Kunstmuseum Mülheim an der Ruhr, Mülheim/Ruhr, Germany
Social Plastics, Beuys in China, CAFA Art Museum, China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
DAS GESCHENK. Geben - Sich Hingeben, Stadtgalerie Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt, Austria
2012
Herinnering, energie, transformatie, De Hallen, Haarlem, The Netherlands
Iphigenie, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France
Hirschdenkmäler, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France
Joseph Beuys, Goethe-Institut Paris, France
Joseph Beuys: Appeal for an Alternative. Moscow museum of modern art - MMOMA, Moscow, Russia
Mein Rasierspiegel, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Germany
Joseph Beuys. Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, Canada
Mein Rasierspiegel. Von Holthuys bis Beuys, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Germany
Joseph Beuys. Portland Art Museum, Portland, USA
2011
Joseph Beuys, Galerie Thomas Modern, Munich, Germany
Multiples, Graphiken, Arbeiten auf Papier, Städtische Galerie sohle 1, Bergkamen, Germany
Beuys E Bem AlÉm, Ensinar Como Arte, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil
Joseph Beuys. Difesa della Natura, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
2010
Joseph Beuys, Gagosian Gallery Madison, New York, USA (solo)
2009
Joseph Beuys, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea, UK (solo)
2008
Focus: Joseph Beuys, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (solo)
ARC/Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
2007
Art International Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, USA
Ludwig Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, Hungary
2006
Musée municipal d'art de la Roche sur Yon, La Roche-sur-Yon, France
2005
Joseph Beuys, Tate Modern, London, UK (solo)
2004
Ludwig Forum fur Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA

Collections publiques

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain
Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Dia Art Foundation, New York, NY
Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
National Museum, Kassel, Germany

Publications

1991
Stachelhaus, Heiner. Joseph Beuys. New York, NY: Abbeville Press, 1991
1979
Adriani, Götz, Winfried Konnertz, and Karin Thomas. Joseph Beuys: Life and Works. New York: Barron's Educational Series, Inc., 1979