Introduction
Joseph Beuys (German: [ˈjoːzɛf ˈbɔʏs]; 12 May 1921 – 23 January 1986) 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 in shaping society and politics. His career was characterized by passionate and only rarely acrimonious open public debates on a very wide range of subjects including political, environmental, social and long term cultural trends. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential artists of the second half of the 20th century.
Wikidata
Q153965
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Introduction
German sculptor, performance artist, draftsman, printmaker, teacher, and political activist. He sought an expanded concept of work that broke down the barriers between art and life. His concept of 'social sculpture' was very influential.
Nationalities
German, West German, undetermined
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Teacher, Performance artist, Sculptor
Names
Joseph Beuys, J. Beuys, Iosef Boĭs, Jozef Bojs
ULAN
500024607
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