Today we arrive Tate Liverpool – Joseph Beuys, for our Museum Guide excursion, led by Divvya Nirula.
The art in this gallery explores works of Joseph Beuys and his contemporaries. Presented here are our top three works to see here. Next time you visit the museum, do not miss these!
1. Felt Suit, 1970, by Joseph Beuys
2. Venus of the Rags, 1967, 1974, by Michelangelo Pistoletto
3. AC2, 2008, by Abraham Cruzvillegas
Some fun facts about the Museum : Joseph Beuys Room
- Beuys was a pioneer in the Fluxus and Performance art movements. His works were highly conceptual in nature and often involved the use of strange materials.
- Beuys was a German artist, born in Kelve in 1921. As an artist, he was known to spin wild tales about his life.
- At the onset of World War II, Beuys served in the Luftwaffe as a pilot. Upon his return from the war in 1945, he joined the Kleve Artists Association. Upon the behest of artists he met there, he enrolled in the Dusseldorf Art Academy shortly after. At the academy, he was influenced by Ewald Matare.
- Between 1947 and 1950 he was busy running and organising events for the Thursday Group – a group of artists.
- It was in the 60s the Beuys first encountered Performance art and became a major contributor to the Fluxus movement. Alongside other big names including Nam June Paik. At the time he was also teaching at the academy.
A Final Thought
Joseph Beuys is considered today as one of the foremost figures in Contemporary Art.
Visit Art From Us Archive for Museum Guide collated by Divvya Nirula. Here you shall find more suggestions on where you should visit next. And also what you should see there.