beuys 2021. 100 years of joseph beuys

A project of the Ministry of Culture and Science of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in collaboration with the heinrich-heine-universität düsseldorf under the direction of Prof. Dr. Eugen Blume and Dr. Catherine Nichols


Projektbüro beuys 2021
heinrich-heine-universität düsseldorf
institut für kunstgeschichte
universitätsstraße 1
40225 düsseldorf
+49 (0) 211 811 07 90
armin laschet


prof. dr. eugen blume, dr. catherine nichols


Competent Supervisory Authority
ministerium für kultur und wissenschaft des landes nordrhein-westfalen

völklingerstraße 49

40221 düsseldorf


prof. dr. eugen blume, anne-marie franz, inga nake, dr. catherine nichols


concept and design
cyan, berlin  


lucid. berlin Gmbh

ust id

DE 811222416
picture credits
photos: caroline tisdall


text credits
quotations: joseph beuys




subject to change

data protection

data protection and data storage
the website, as a project of the ministry of culture and science of the state of north rhine-westphalia, is subject to the provisions of the eu general data protection regulation (ds-gvo), the federal data protection act and the data protection act nrw. it is ensured that the rules on data protection are also observed by participating external service providers.


data protection supervisor
the officially appointed data protection officer of the ministry of culture and science of the state of north rhine-westphalia, ms. claudia determann, can be reached by e-mail at or via the address:
ministerium für kultur und wissenschaft des landes nordrhein-westfalen
behördliche datenschutzbeauftragte
volklinger str. 49
40221 düsseldorf
+49 (0) 211-896-4449
+49 (0) 211-896-4675 (fax)


personal data
personal data refers to personal and factual circumstances of a specific or identifiable natural person, e.g. information about your name, address, postal address or telephone number. personal information does not include information that does not allow you to determine your identity, for example the number of users of the website.

while using our information, personal data is collected. this is necessary for technical reasons in order to guarantee you all the functionalities of our website and the security of our offer (the legal basis is art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. e dsgvo).


internet service
the internet service is hosted by hetzer online gmbh.

hetzner online gmbh
industriestr. 25
91710 gunzenhausen
+49 (0)9831 505-0
+49 (0)9831 505-3 (fax)


log or log files
with each access to the contents of the internet service, data is stored there temporarily via so-called log or log files, which may allow identification. the following data is collected each time the website is accessed:

– date and time of retrieval
– name of the internet service visited, the pages visited and the action used
– query that the client has made
– amount of data transferred
–  message if the retrieval was successful
– ip address of the connecting computer
– client information (including browser, operating system)

the data collected from the log files are used to defend and analyse attacks on the portal. they are kept up to 7 days and are exclusively accessible to administrators. after that, they are only available indirectly via the reconstruction of backup tapes and will be permanently deleted after 6 weeks.


use of cookies
the offer uses so-called »cookies«. cookies are small text files that are deposited on your computer and stored by your browser. these serve to make our service more user-friendly and effective for you.
you can prevent the use of cookies by setting your internet browser so that it does not accept cookies. however, you can also specify in your browser whether you want to be informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, whether you exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or even generally. you can also enable the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. how to do that depends on your browser.

when you visit the website or a webpage for the first time, you are automatically informed about the use of cookies.


disclosure of personal data
data that has been logged when accessing the website are only transmitted to third parties,
– as far as we are obliged to do so by law or by judicial or public prosecutorial order or
– disclosure is required in case of attacks on the internet infrastructure of the state government for legal or criminal prosecution.


links to other websites
this website contains links to other internet offers. we have no influence on compliance with the privacy policy of the operator.
we also have no influence on the content of these external websites. when setting up the link, we carefully check the contents. however, no guarantee can be given for the accuracy and completeness of external offers; external providers may change their content at any time without the knowledge of the editors.


the copyright and rights of use (copyright) for texts, graphics, images, design and source code are, unless stated otherwise, in the project team beuys 2021. use is not allowed without explicit permission.


analysis of web statisticsmatomo (formerly piwik)
for the purpose of optimising the mkw internet sites, the web tracking tool »matomo« (formerly »piwik«) is used. the ip addresses are immediately anonymised by matomo, thus no identification of the visitors is possible. the anonymous statistics are stored separately from any personal information that you may provide and do not allow any conclusions to be drawn about a particular person.

you can object to the tracking by clicking on the following link: object


general information on data protection

your rights

right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority

in case of violations of data protection law, you have the right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority. the competent supervisory authority in data protection matters is the state data protection officer of the federal state of north rhine-westphalia.
you have the following rights with respect to the personal data concerning you:
–  right to information
–  right to rectification or deletion
–  right to object to the processing
–  right to restriction of processing
–  right to data portability


in the course of the further development of the internet service, changes to this privacy policy may be required. we therefore recommend that you read the privacy policy again from time to time.
general information on data protection can be found on the website of the state commissioner for data protection and freedom of information north rhine-westphalia:
you can find the imprint here.