Posts Tagged ‘Joseph Beuys’

A Feast of Astonishments: Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde, 1960s–1980s at the Block Museum of Art

The Pablo Casals mask used by Charlotte Moorman in the performance of Jim McWilliams’s C. Moorman in Drag, 1973. Courtesy of Charlotte Moorman Archive, Northwestern University Library.

The Juilliard-trained musician and performance artist Charlotte Moorman, the so-called topless cellist, never shied away from the spotlight. In addition, as a monographic exhibition at Northwestern University’s Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art demonstrates, Moorman’s work as a cunning and forceful impresario contributed significantly to the international visibility of New York’s burgeoning avant-garde music scene beginning in the ’60s. A Feast of Astonishments: Charlotte[…..]

Silence at UC Berkeley Art Museum

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As a part of our ongoing partnership with Art Practical, today we bring you a feature from writer Bean Gilsdorf on UC Berkeley Art Museum‘s Silence exhibition. In Alan Moore’s graphic novel V for Vendetta, the main character tells his young acolyte, “Silence is a fragile thing. One loud noise and it’s gone.” On my way to the UC Berkeley Art Museum’s Silence exhibition, I had a related thought:[…..]


Over one hundred and seventy-five works by the massively influential 20th century German artist Joseph Beuys are currently on display at Mary Boone Gallery in New York City. The exhibition, titled WE ARE THE REVOLUTION, features a comprehensive selection of the artist’s work including early drawings, plastic sculptures of the 1960s, blackboard drawings, and countless multiples. The exhibition, which includes such notable works as Beuy’s[…..]

SuttonBeresCuller: I Like Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving Likes Me

I Like Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving Likes Me is the title of a photograph produced by the Seattle-based artist group SuttonBeresCuller. Created in 2001, the photo playfully riffs on Joseph Beuys‘ famous performance from 1974 titled, I Like America and America Likes me. SuttonBeresCuller also has a new exhibition on view at Lawrimore Project in Seattle through December 19th. Happy Thanksgiving from DailyServing!