Basel: Kunstmuseum der Gegenwart, 24 hours Joseph Beuys

In honor of Beuys: spend the night in the museum and enjoy greasy food

On the occasion of Joseph Beuys' (1921 - 1986) hundredth birthday, the Kunstmuseum Basel commemorates the artist in the form of an experimental 24-hour spectacle. As part of the event, visitors are allowed to spend the night in the museum rooms.

October 23, 2021

The 100th birthday of Josep Beuys has already prompted the art scene in 2021 to hold several commemorative anniversary exhibitions and a variety of events in honor of the pioneering action artist. The Krefeld-born artist, who died in 1986, stands out in art history: he made a name for himself beyond the art scene with experimental-looking fat installations (keyword »remote fat corner«). He succeeded in straddling humanism, social philosophy, anthroposophy, and an expanded concept of art - reason enough for the Kunstmuseum Basel, in commemoration of Beuys, to take its own experimental paths for once: 24 Stunden – für Joseph Beuys. Die Ursache liegt in der Zukunft (engl.: 24 Hours for Joseph Beuys. The Cause Lies in the Future) is a 24-hour project with a varied program that sometimes allows visitors to spend the night in the museum. It starts on October 23, 2021, at 5 p.m. and ends exactly 24 hours later, on October 24, at 5 p.m. 

During the one-day event, visitors will be reminded of Beuys's aesthetic ideas, be allowed to return to the places of his ideal ideas and experience his artistic work through performances, sound experiments, speculations on the future and walks through the city. In allusion to his frequently used working material fat, the organizer will serve greasy food at the event. The focus is not all on the artist's works, but rather on reliving the zeitgeist and the figure of Beuys himself. The actions vary between referencing real historical events and loosely linking them to the artist and his concept of the work. What also makes the event particularly inviting is that admission is free.Art.Salon

Auctions of Joseph Beuys' works

Joseph Beuys - Tafel I-III.
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Prints and Multiples | ONLINE ONLY
April 2024
VAN HAM
Est.: 400 - 600 EUR
Realised: 528 EUR
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Joseph Beuys - Buttocklifting (S. 120)
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Editions & Works on Paper
April 2024
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 3.000 - 5.000 USD
Realised: 2.413 USD
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Joseph Beuys - Intuition.
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Prints and Multiples | ONLINE ONLY
April 2024
VAN HAM
Est.: 500 - 700 EUR
Realised: 726 EUR
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Joseph Beuys - Topfspiel, from Zirkulationszeit (Pot Game, from Circulation Time) (S. 424)
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Editions & Works on Paper
April 2024
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 300 - 500 USD
Realised: 572 USD
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Joseph Beuys - Postkarten.
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Prints and Multiples | ONLINE ONLY
April 2024
VAN HAM
Est.: 300 - 500 EUR
Realised: 132 EUR
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Joseph Beuys - Vitex Agnus Castus, 1973
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Prints & Multiples Online
April 2024
Bonhams, Paris (Online Auction)
Est.: 200 - 300 EUR
Realised: 243 EUR
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Joseph Beuys - Virgin, 1985
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Prints & Multiples Online
April 2024
Bonhams, Paris (Online Auction)
Est.: 400 - 700 EUR
Realised: 1.024 EUR
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Joseph Beuys - Kunst = Kapital
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20th/21st Century: Amsterdam
April 2024
Christies, Amsterdam (Online Auction)
Est.: 8.000 - 12.000 EUR
Realised: 9.450 EUR
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Joseph Beuys - Untitled
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20th/21st Century: Amsterdam
April 2024
Christies, Amsterdam (Online Auction)
Est.: 6.000 - 8.000 EUR
Realised: 3.780 EUR
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Joseph Beuys - Ohne Titel (Mädchen) (Aus: Zirkulationszeit).
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Prints and Multiples | ONLINE ONLY
April 2024
VAN HAM
Est.: 500 - 700 EUR
Realised: 660 EUR
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Krefeld: Special exhibition at the Kaiser Wilhelm Museum

The Kaiser Wilhelm Museum in Krefeld will open a special exhibition entitled Beuys and Duchamp, Artists of the Future on October 8, 2021. On display will be a unique juxtaposition of 150 works by the two trend-setting artists Jospeh Beuys and Marcel Duchamp.

October 04, 2021
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May 17, 2024