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Joseph Beuys (German, 1921-1986), Fat Chair , 1964 Felt Suit , 1970. Joseph Beuys: How to Explain Paintings to a Dead Hare , Performance on Nov. 26, 1965.
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Joseph Beuys, The Pack (2 views), 1969. Volkswagen bus with twenty-four wooden sleds, each with felt, flashlight, fat and stamped with brown oil paint
Beuys, Honey Pump at the Workplace for Documenta, 1977, electric motors pumped honey through a gigantic assemblage of pipes in the stairwell of the Museum, symbolizing the circulation of life and flowing energy.
Joseph Beuys, I love America and America Loves Me, performance,1972
(left) Beuys lecturing in New York, 1974Joseph Beuys, Action Piece, 26-6 February 1972; presented as part of seven exhibitions held at the Tate Gallery 24 February - 23 March 1972"Man is only truly alive when he realizes he is a creative, artistic being."
Bourgeois with sculpture on roof of NY apartment building, c.1944(center) Femme Maison (Woman House) 1947, ink on paper(right) The Listening One 1947-9. bronze (cast in the late 1980s)
Alberto Giacometti (Swiss Surrealist, 1901-1966), Suspended Ball, 1930-31, Surrealist sculpture, plaster and metal; (left below) Jean Arp (Alsace-born French, 1886-1966), Head with 3 Annoying Objects, 1930; (right) Bourgeois, The Destruction of the Father, 1974, Plaster, Latex, wood & fabric, 93/142/97”
(left) Bourgeois. Soft Landscape, 1967, plastic(right) Bourgeois, Janus Fleuri, 1968, bronze,10 in H(left below) Giacometti, Spoon Woman (Femme cuillère), 1926, Bronze, 56 in. H
Tate London, 1999
Hesse in New York apartment holding Ingeminate, 1966; Hesse Ingeminate 1965, surgical hose, papier-mâché, cord and sprayed enamel over balloons (detail)
Donald Judd, Untitled, 1964
Compare Eva Hesse, 1969, with Marcel Duchamp, Sixteen Miles of String, 1942(part of his installation for the First Papers of Surrealism, Guggenheim’s Art of this Century gallery, NY)
(left) Lygia Clark, Relief Painting with Yellow Square, oil, 1957, 30 in. HBrazilian Neoconcretism compare: Kasimir Malevich, Suprematism, White on White, 1918
(left) Lygia Clark,Mask with Mirrors, 1967; (below) Dialogue, 1968The mask holds small movable mirrors in front of the eyes, juxtaposing and fracturing reflections of the self and the surrounding world. (right) Clark, Sensorial Gloves, 1968. Part of Nostalgia of the Body series.Gloves are made of various materials, sizes and textures. Participants use the many combinations of gloves and balls of different sizes, textures and weights, and then hold the balls again with bare hands. Purpose is to rediscover touch.
Lygia Clark and Helio Oiticica, Dialogue for Hands, 1966 elastic Möbius band Elastic Möbius band“Helio and I are like a glove. He is the outside of the glove, very much linked to the exterior world. I am the inside. And the two of us exist from the moment there is a hand which puts on the glove” Clark http://www.cut-the-knot.org/do_you_know/moebius.avi
(left) Hélio Oiticica (Brazil, 1937-1980), White Crossing Red – Metaschema1968, oil, 21 in. H; compare Piet Mondrian, Tableau, 1921, Neoplasticism
Hélio Oiticica, Spatial Relief, 1959, synthetic polymer paint on wood, 38x48x8”compare (right) AlexanderRodchenko 1891-1956,Spatial Relief, 1920, Russian Constructivism
Hélio Oiticica, Tropicalia, 1967, installation exhibited in the New Brazilian Objectivity exhibition at the Museu de Arte Moderna in Rio de Janeiro
itself, of the expansion of the individual's consciousness, of the
return to myth, the rediscovery of rhythm, dance, the body, the
senses, which finally are what we have as weapons of direct,
perceptual, participatory knowledge . . . is revolutionary in the total sense of behavior.(Oiticica)