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Joseph Beuys
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1985
In February 1974, Joseph Beuys and the German Nobel Prize winner Heinrich Böll announced the creation of the Free International University for Creativity and Interdisciplinary Research (F.I.U.) with these words: ‘Creativity is not limited to people practicing one of the traditional forms of art, and even in the case of artists creativity is not confined to the exercise of their art. Each one of us has a creative potential which is hidden by competitiveness and success-aggression. To recognise, explore and develop this potential is the task of the school.’---The university, which had no fixed venue, grew as a major international collective project of creation and learning. Strongly disagreeing with the elitism of art, Beuys promoted artistic practice as a mechanism for the transformation of society. From a radically lively option, he understood that what mattered in art was not an exercise in style but the effectiveness of the message. The Free International University was active until 1988, two years after the death of Beuys.
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original title
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year of acquisition
1997
type of object
Object
dimensions
92 x 150 cm
Copyright
© The Joseph Beuys Estate, VEGAP, Barcelona
registration number
R.1379
date
1985
fonds
Col·lecció MACBA. Dipòsit de la Generalitat de Catalunya
media
Acrylic on cloth, methallic washers and synthetic string
credits
MACBA Collection. Government of Catalonia long-term loan. National Collection of Art
original title
F.I.U. Flag
registration number
R.1379
date
1985
year of acquisition
1997
fonds
Col·lecció MACBA. Dipòsit de la Generalitat de Catalunya
type of object
Object
media
Acrylic on cloth, methallic washers and synthetic string
dimensions
92 x 150 cm
credits
MACBA Collection. Government of Catalonia long-term loan. National Collection of Art
Copyright
© The Joseph Beuys Estate, VEGAP, Barcelona
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