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Joseph Beuys

Joseph Beuys

Joseph Beuys, born 1921 in Krefeld and died 1986 in Düsseldorf, was a German Fluxus, happening, and performance artist as well as a sculptor, installation artist, graphic artist, art theorist, and pedagogue. His extensive work is grounded in concepts of humanism, social philosophy and anthroposophy. It culminates in his “extended definition of art” and the idea of social sculpture as a gesamtkunstwerk, for which he claimed a creative, participatory role

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