Joseph Beuys

“What is to be done?” 1984. Alternative Technology Versus Nuclear Power

1980

Artist
Joseph Beuys 1921–1986
Medium
Print on paper
Dimensions
Image: 961 x 681 mm
Acquisition
ARTIST ROOMS Acquired jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008
Reference
AR00726

Display caption

Beuys’s friendship with Edinburgh artist and gallerist Richard Demarco led to him visiting Scotland eight times. His 1980 exhibition at the Edinburgh Festival highlighted his alternative political thought, environmental concerns and the activities of the Free International University.

Gallery label, November 2015

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