The state of North Rhine-Westphalia celebrates the centenary of the birth of Joseph Beuys
To mark the centenary of his birth in 2021, over 25 museums and cultural institutions in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia will embark upon a critical reappraisal of the complex practice and international influence of the Rhineland-born artist.
beuys 2021.100 years of joseph beuys is a project of the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia in cooperation with the Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf. The centenary’s patron is the state’s minister president, Armin Laschet.
To mark the centenary of his Joseph Beuys in 2021, from March 2021 to March 2022, over 25 museums and cultural institutions in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia will present numerous exhibitions, actions and performances, plays and podcasts, concerts, lectures, conferences and seminars will explore the ideas of one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. An examination of Beuys’s significance for contemporary art and political thought.
The project beuys 2021 is directed by Prof. Dr. Eugen Blume and Dr. Catherine Nichols. It is situated within the Department of Art History at the HHU, which is headed by Prof. Dr. Timo Skrandies. Project management: Inga Nake, Anne-Marie Franz. Project assistance: Bianca Quasebarth, Pia Witzmann.