In his furious, clever collage, director Andres Veiel taps into a myriad of previously unexploited images and sound recordings to portray a unique man and artist who, in his restless creativity, pushed artistic boundaries. Rather than being a classic portrait, BEUYS is an intimate contemplation of the man, his art and his realm of ideas; captivating, provocative and stunningly contemporary.
For the first time, the film BEUYS is being screened at Hamburger Bahnhof whose collection holds a large number of key works by Joseph Beuys.
With an introduction by Matthias Weiß (in German)
Matthias Weiß is guest professor at the Art History Department of Freie Universität Berlin. He studied art history and theatre studies in Berlin and completed a PhD on the form and function of quotations in music videos, published as Madonna revidiert. Rekursivität im Videoclip (Madonna Revised. Recursiveness in Music Videos), Berlin: Reimer, 2007. In his habilitation, he focused his studies on the television works of Joseph Beuys. His areas of research further include the interrelationship between staging and photography as well as the processes of transcultural exchange.