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Beuys (2018)

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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.

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Veiel's refreshingly open-ended approach invites you to find your own answers.

January 17, 2018 | Full Review…

In terms of provocation, Beuys could certainly provoke me into reading a book on its subject, a fine alternative to sitting through this evasive misfire again.

January 17, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Even if you don't need Beuys justified or explained to you, the movie is an exhilarating portrait of a unique truth-teller.

January 16, 2018 | Full Review…

This at times diffuse doc offers some glowing revelations about this most influential of artists.

January 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Arguably the most politically engaged artist of the post-WWII period, Beuys is well-served by this documentary.

January 17, 2018 | Full Review…

The film's most egregious omission is its failure to seriously address Beuys voluntarily joining the Hitler Youth and serving with the Luftwaffe.

January 15, 2018 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

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