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Director: Andres Veiel
2018, Germany, 107 minutes
Language: German & English w/ English subtitles
“Even if you don’t need Beuys justified or explained to you, the movie is an exhilarating portrait of a unique truth-teller.” -New York Times, Glenn Kenny
Thirty years after his death, Joseph Beuys still feels like a visionary and is widely considered one of the most influential artists of his generation. Known for his contributions to the Fluxus movement and his work across diverse media — from happening and performance to sculpture, installation, and graphic art — Beuys’ expanded concept of the role of the artist places him in the middle of socially relevant discourses on media, community, and capitalism. Using previously untapped visual and audio sources, director Andreas Veiel has created a one-of-a-kind chronicle: Beuys is not a portrait in the traditional sense, but an intimate and in-depth look at a human being, his art and ideas, and the way they have impacted the world.