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Rate of Silence

Chris Thompson

in Felt: Fluxus, Joseph Beuys, and the Dalai Lama

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816653546
eISBN:
9781452946184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816653546.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter discusses Joseph Beuys’ take on the art of silence in contrast to that of Marcel Duchamp and his oeuvre. The efforts to “remake” Duchamp’s works within the context of Beuys’ “Social ... More


What Happens When Nothing Happens

Chris Thompson

in Felt: Fluxus, Joseph Beuys, and the Dalai Lama

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816653546
eISBN:
9781452946184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816653546.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter details the meeting organized between Joseph Beuys and the Dalai Lama, and its aftermath. The meeting took place in Germany during the 1980s by one of Beuys’ contemporaries, Louwrien ... More


Felt: Fluxus, Joseph Beuys, and the Dalai Lama

Chris Thompson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816653546
eISBN:
9781452946184
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816653546.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

This book provides a nonlinear look at the engagement of the postwar avant-garde with Eastern spirituality, a context in which the German artist Joseph Beuys appears as an uneasy shaman. Centered on ... More


On Duchamp and Beuys as Latin American Writers

Héctor Hoyos

in Beyond Bolaño: The Global Latin American Novel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168427
eISBN:
9780231538664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168427.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores appropriations of the concerns and methods of contemporary art as a strategy for global inscription by offering a reading of César Aira's “Duchamp en México” (1997) and Mario ... More


Overgave

Chris Thompson

in Felt: Fluxus, Joseph Beuys, and the Dalai Lama

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816653546
eISBN:
9781452946184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816653546.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter narrates the interview between the author and Louwrien Wijers, on her life and experiences within the Fluxus movement. Wijers, as a contemporary of Joseph Beuys, had grown up surrounded ... More


Materials and Their Methods

Aaron Jaffe

in The Way Things Go: An Essay on the Matter of Second Modernism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816692019
eISBN:
9781452949017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692019.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter looks at the artworks of Joseph Beuys, Zeuxis, and Parrhasius in trying to understand representation as opposed to signification, or the difference between associations that depend on ... More


Intrigue: Toward the Scripting of Intimate Space

Chris Thompson

in Felt: Fluxus, Joseph Beuys, and the Dalai Lama

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816653546
eISBN:
9781452946184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816653546.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter discusses the shaping of contemporary art through various disconnected events and interactions (the “interhuman intrigue”) that eventually form an artistic cohesion in avant-garde. Using ... More


Branches: Anthroposophical Initiatives and the Growing Environmental Movement

Dan McKanan

in Eco-Alchemy: Anthroposophy and the History and Future of Environmentalism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520290051
eISBN:
9780520964389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290051.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Anthroposophy was as central to 1970s environmentalism as biodynamics had been to the organic movement of the 1930s and 1940s, and the increase in environmental activism came at a time of dramatic ... More


Potter’s Field: Trauma and Representation in the Art of David Drake

Michael Bramwell

in Where Is All My Relation?: The Poetics of Dave the Potter

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199390205
eISBN:
9780199390229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199390205.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Writing as an installation and performance artist, Michael Bramwell ties Drake to some of the same traumatic legacies of the Middle Passage and slavery that function as a horizon of authenticity in ... More


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