Beuys

(Documentary/German with Eng subtitles/2017/107mins)   Dir. Andres Veiel

10-Jan-2019 | 07:00 PM | Gulmohar

Synopsis: Beuys, the man with a hat, some felt and the Fettecke. Thirty years after his death, he still seems to be a visionary, way ahead of his time. With this congenial montage of countless previously untapped visual and audio sources, director Andres Veiel and his team have created a unique chronicle: “Beuys” is not a portrait in the common sense, but an intimate look at a human being, his art, and his world of ideas. In the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, he patiently tried to explain that “money shouldn’t be a commodity.” His work addressed a new, expanded concept of art that included the political shaping of society. Beuys boxes, parleys, lectures and explains pictures to a dead hare. He asks with a grin: “Do you want a revolution without laughter?” His expanded concept of art puts him smack in the middle of socially relevant discourse, even today.