»it was in wuppertal that i first registered [beuys] as a figure.« tomas schmit, 1988
in wuppertal, the city of performance, the kulturbüro will present a festival from 2 to 6 june 2021 with artistic and scholarly contributions that will engage with the impact of joseph beuys’s art on performative trends in art today.
it was specifically in the realm of performance that joseph beuys so crucially influenced contemporary art. this performance festival will bring together international and local artists and artists’ collectives whose work has widely varied points of contact with beuys’s action art. the infinity of the moment, which will take place at various locations in wuppertal, will provide the only platform dedicated to the ephemeral art of performance during the beuys centenary celebrations. lectures by leading academics will examine the special features of beuys’s actions with a particular focus on their current artistic reception.
curated by bettina paust, barbara gronau (universität der künste, berlin) and timo skrandies (heinrich-heine-universität)