Joseph Beuys 1921-1986
Joseph Beuys' Public Dialogue (1974)
1974, 120:15 min, b&w, sound

In this dialogue between the audience and Beuys, recorded at the New School for Social Research in New York, the artist presents his theories of art and social sculpture, filling three huge blackboards with drawings, only to wipe them out again in the end. Audience members include Claes Oldenburg and Al Hansen. The evident tension in the audience gives some indication of the sharply divided response to Beuys' project at the time. The dialogue was Beuys' first ever public event in the United States. Producer: Willoughby Sharp. Camera: Andy Mann. Shot at the New School for Social Research, New York, January 11, 1974. -- EAI

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