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Introduction
Joseph Heinrich Beuys ( BOYSS, German: [ˈjoːzɛf ˈbɔʏs]; May 12, 1921 – January 23, 1986) was a German artist, teacher, performance artist, and art theorist whose work reflected concepts of humanism, social philosophy, and anthroposophy. He is a founder of the provocative art movement known as Fluxus, and was a key figure in the development of Happenings. Beuys is known for his "extended definition of art" in which the ideas of social sculpture could potentially reshape society and politics. He frequently held open public debates on a wide range of subjects, including political, environmental, social, and long-term cultural issues.
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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
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Teacher, Art Theorist, Poet, Environmental Artist, Graphic Artist, Lecturer, Painter, Performance Artist, Photographer, Sculptor
Names
Joseph Beuys, J. Beuys, Iosef Boĭs, Jozef Bojs, Josef Beuys, Joseph Heinrich Beuys
Ulan
500024607
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