Joseph Beuys – A Nonmaterial Vision of Art

Marc Latamie is a respected artist who has had installations featured in exhibitions spanning Europe and North America. Among Marc Latamie’s favorite artists are Marcel Duchamp and Joseph Beuys, both whom are known as pioneers of conceptual art.

Having served in World War II, the German artist Beuys helped define the avante garde in the 1960s and 1970s through his Anti-Space and Anti-Time actions. He believed profoundly that everyone is an artist, in that there are artistic aspects involved in every human undertaking.

Beuys further believed that creativeness was a concept with close ties to freedom and the roots of human nature. In conceptualizing freedom, he emphasized ties through personal interactions to a larger community. Beuys was critical of materialism, as he felt that it involved too much activity in a single direction, with other (equally valid) aspects of the human experience neglected. Throughout his life, Beuys sought out forms of expression not tied to capitalism or consumerism.


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