Thursday, May 05, 2022

Venice - Palazzo Cini - La Galleria - Joseph Beuys: Fine-Limbed - Exhibition

Palazzo Cini - La Galleria 
Joseph Beuys: Fine-Limbed 
In the remarkable house museum, Palazzo Cini Gallery in the center of Venice, which contains masterpieces from the personal collection of the great patron of the arts Vittorio Cini, the exhibition Joseph Beuys: Fine-limbed dedicated to the major 20th-century German artist - until October 2 - is curated by Luca Massimo Barbero. A painter, sculptor, performer and theorist, Joseph Beuys was one of the most influential, emblematic and multifaceted artists in the second half of the 20th century and one of the few who was truly capable of combining art and life. Beuys considered art to be the cure for society’s ills: a positive, healing force capable of awakening individual creativity, fostering political awareness and stimulating social change.
Joseph Beuys - Bleifrau - Lead Woman - 1949


The exhibition presents a selection of around forty works by this master of conceptual art, whose birth centenary was celebrated in 2021. Curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, director of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini Institute of Art History, and staged in collaboration with Thaddaeus Ropac gallery.
 Joseph Beuys: Fine-Limbed 
Joseph Beuys - Untitled - Animal Woman
pencil and iron chloride on paper - 1961

Joseph Beuys - Oven - 1950 with Torso - 1948-1950
wood - cardboard - plaster - concrete
Joseph Beuys - Bathtub for a Heroine - 1984
bronze - leadsheet - electrical immersion heater

Joseph Beuys - Goat
Watercolour on printed paper collage - 1955

Joseph Beuys - Young Horse 
wax cast - 1955-1986
Joseph Beuys - Stag
watercolour on paper - 1956

Joseph Beuys
The exhibition is titled after the principal work on show 
Backrest for a Fine-Limbed Person - Hare-Type - of the 20th Century AD
cast iron - 1970-1972

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