Joseph Beuys’ fascination with medicine, science, myth and history forms the basis of his diverse body of work. Shaman-like, his art transforms natural and found materials, combining an interest in politics and education. His Energy Plan for the Western Man was described by the critic and photographer Werner Krüger as ‘the transformation of Beuysean aesthetic-artistic creativity, his cosmos of ideas, his plastic imagery into photography’.
The exhibition focuses on the relations between Beuys and Krüger who documented his installations and performances. Krüger also played a key role as both a friend and advisor to Elwyn Lynn, then curator of the Power Collection. Joseph Beuys and the 'Energy Plan' is the first of four exhibitions celebrating the 50th anniversary of the JW Power Bequest, co-presented with the Power Institute.
Curator: Donna West Brett
Where: University Art Gallery, War Memorial Arch, northern end of the Quadrangle, Camperdown Campus. See map
When: Now until 29 June
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