Andres Veiel, Beuys, 2017

The screening on 21 July will be the film's London premiere, and it will be screening exclusively at the ICA in London.

Thirty years after his death, Joseph Beuys still seems to be a visionary ahead of his time. The film shows him patiently explaining how “money shouldn´t be a commodity”, knowing that the money trade would eventually underine democracy, as well as boxing, lecturing and explaining pictures to a dead hare. He asks with a grin: “Do You Want a Revolution Without Laughter?“ His expanded concept of art leads him straight into the middle of socially relevant discourse, even today.

Using a montage of previously untapped visual and audio sources, director Andreas Veiel and his team have created a one-of-a-kind chronicle. Beuys is not a portrait in the common sense, but instead an intimate look at a human being, his art and his world of ideas.

Beuys, dir. Andres Veiel, Germany 2017, 107 mins

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