Joseph Beuys
Prof. Beuys. Flugblatt. Herbst 1972

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Artist
Joseph Beuys 1921–1986
Title
Prof. Beuys. Flugblatt. Herbst
Date 1972
Medium Print on paper
Dimensions Image: 318 x 207 mm
Collection
No information available
Reference
AR00843
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As a teacher at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Beuys abolished entry requirements to his class. In October 1971 he occupied the Academy’s offices with sixteen students who had been refused admission. The students were eventually accepted, but Beuys was dismissed from his post a year later. He refused to accept the dismissal, and defiantly continued to see his students, whilst developing plans for a ‘Free International University for Creativity and Interdisciplinary Research’ together with novelist Heinrich Böll.

November 2015

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