On the eastern front in 1944, rear gunner Joseph Beuys (b1921-d1986) was—according to his own personal mythology— rescued from a burning Stuka by Tatar nomads and wrapped in fat and felt. These totemic materials predominate throughout the German artist’s work, with the myth as a resonating centre of meaning, both personal and historical, even if the story itself isn’t really true.
Leading artist Anish Kapoor has reworked Joseph Beuys’ seminal work, I Like America and America Likes Me by changing the title to I Like America and America Doesn’t Like Me as a protest against the horrors that are unfolding in Donald Trump’s America.
To inaugurate the opening of the gallery’s second space, Artists Anonymous or, AA will be presenting their new works and a site specific installation. Their unique process involves an unusual technique of painting photorealistic subjects with inverted color values (resembling a negative image), then photographing the painting and reproducing it in reverse—resulting in a positive. VCool…
FAD Italy interviews Italian contempoarary art curator Camilla Boemio pior to the opening of her work for the new Maldives Pavilion as a part of the extended program of events at the 55th International Art Exhibition in October ’13
Curated by Germano Celant in dialogue with Thomas Demand and Rem Koolhaas.
The doyen of British sculpture gives the Guardian an exclusive preview of his major new exhibition in the German capital
From Death to Death and Other Small Tales: Masterpieces from the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the D Daskalopoulos Collection – review
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
Top British artists are going Gangnam Style in support of Ai Weiwei. Alex Needham on what happens when artists dabble in pop music
Image:Jeff koons Every year Basel art fair kicks off early with a major contemporary artist in conversation. Last tear kicked… Read More
JOSEPH BEUYS Early works on paper from the collection of Helga and Walter Lauffs 16 January – 28 February 2009 at Hauser & Wirth London
The American Room Through a multi-faceted practice that incorporated drawing, sculpture, installations and political activism, Joseph Beuys (1921 – 1986)… Read More
Tate Britain, LATE AT TATE Interviews with POLLOCK / WARHOL / BEUYS, 6 – 10 pm, Katie Guggenheim Working with… Read More