»i’m certainly not an artist. unless we all regard ourselves as artists, in which case count me in. otherwise, no.« joseph beuys, 1985a
the exhibition provides profound insight into the cosmopolitical thinking of joseph beuys as manifested in his actions. for here – as an acting, speaking, and moving figure – beuys examined the central and radical idea of his expanded concept of art: »everyone is an artist«. the goal of his universalist approach was to renew society from the ground up.
in the exhibition, contemporary artists, along with representatives from the most diverse areas of society, enter into a multi-layered, transcultural dialogue with beuys. from today’s perspective, they confirm, question, and expand his theses on the possibilities of a future conceived in terms of art.
curated by eugen blume, isabelle malz and catherine nichols