Tag Archives: Joseph Beuys

Screenshot from "Picasso Baby." 


Morning Links: Marina Abramovic Institute Apologizes Edition

“Marina Abramovic Institute Apologizes to Jay-Z, and to Abramovic.” [The New York Times]Palmyra, Syria’s most important archeological site, has been taken over by Islamic State militia. [The Art Newspaper]Emory University’s Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library now owns the institutional papers … Read More

Artists Retrospective
Joseph Beuys, Sled, 1969, wooden sled, felt, fabric straps, flashlight, fat, oil paint, string. COURTESY MITCHELL-INNES & NASH

Artist, Academic, Shaman: Joseph Beuys on His Mystical Objects, in 1970

A wooden sled with a roll of felt and a flashlight strapped to it, a mound of fat, and a lightbulb plugged into lemon are just three of the 500-plus Joseph Beuys works currently on view at Mitchell-Innes & Nash … Read More

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Filzanzug (Felt Suit), by Joseph Beuys.


‘It’s the Ghost of Joseph Beuys!’ A Walkthrough at Mitchell-Innes & Nash

Opening today, Mitchell-Innes & Nash presents an exhibition of Fluxus artist Joseph Beuys’s multiples from the collection of Reinhard Schlegel—the largest collection of Beuys multiples ever shown in New York, featuring over 500 works dated between the early 60s to … Read More

Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
Still from Wim Wenders, Pina, 2011. ©DONATA WENDERS

9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week

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The Artistic Influences that Made Artists Artists

Hank Willis Thomas, Pat Steir, Deborah Kass, and others reflect on their early encounters with art and the childhood experiences that shape their work Read More

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William Powhida and Jade Townsend, Bellum Omnium Contra Omnes, 2012, graphite on paper. COURTESY THE ARTISTS AND FREIGHT AND VOLUME.

The Ultimate Map of Art-World Feuds

William Powhida and Jade Townsend are back with a satirical drawing of a lurid battleground where artists, posers, critics, dragons, Internet trolls, and Modernist ghosts fight for their lives Read More

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Self-Portrait of the Artist as a Self-Destructing Chocolate Head

Chocolate was the medium of choice for Janine Antoni and Dieter Roth to depict—and deface—their own image Read More


Planned Obsolescence

Relentlessly devoted to the antiquated medium of film, Tacita Dean chronicles misbegotten journeys, elderly relatives, and obscure moments in great artists’ lives Read More

In Mary Boone with Cube, 2010, the gallerist holds a block of the compressed trash in Squeeze, Mika Rottenberg's 2010 video.  COURTESY NICOLE KLAGSBRUN GALLERY, NEW YORK

Talking Trash

More and more artists are using trash not just as a material but also as a subject. Read More


Crossing the Line in China

As Ai Weiwei continues to openly criticize Communist party policy, his international profile is rising—but so is government response. Read More

De Alvear at the Juana Mordó gallery with Nam June Paik in 1989, the year of his first exhibition in Spain. She ended up buying everything in the show.  ©LUIS PÉREZ MÍNGUEZ

A Dealer With Ideas

With her Madrid gallery and her private collection, Helga de Alvear has introduced a wave of high-concept, new-media artists to Spain.
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Turning the Subject into the Artist

Oliver Herring is guided by social interaction—in communally made photosculptures, in giddy performances where volunteers take on bizarre tasks, and in videos featuring strangers who come by his Brooklyn studio. Read More


The Case of the Escaped Spirit

Artworks are damaged in ways you would never imagine—careless movers, overenthusiastic cleaning persons, neurotic pets. And then there was the broken Joseph Cornell box. Read More