Joseph Beuys

Klavierduett in Memoriam George Maciunas (Teil 1)Klavierduett in Memoriam George Maciunas (Teil 2)I like America and America likes meTranssibirische BahnFilz TV (Excerpt)Filz TV

Beuys, who coined the term “social sculpture” and conceives of art in the sense of an expanded notion of art as a productive force for transforming society, used film and video primarily to document his actions. In I like America and America likes Me, he staged at Gallery René Block in New York an encounter with a coyote, the sacred animal of the Native Americans and the expression of spiritual forces that at the same time stands as a symbol for expulsion and genocide.