Joseph Heinrich Beuys (// BOYSS, German: [ˈjoːzɛf ˈbɔʏs]; 12 May 1921 – 23 January 1986) was a German artist, teacher, performance artist, and art theorist whose work reflected concepts of humanism, sociology, and anthroposophy. He was a founder of a provocative art movement known as Fluxus and was a key figure in the development of Happenings.
Joseph Heinrich Beuys
12 May 1921
|Died||23 January 1986 64) (aged|
|Known for||Performance, sculpture, visual art, sociophilosophy, theory of art|
|Notable work||How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare (1965)|
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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