Joseph Beuys and EURASIA

Walters, V (2019) 'Joseph Beuys and EURASIA.' Tate Papers, 31 (Spring). ISSN 1753-9854

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In this paper Victoria Walters addresses Joseph Beuys’s interest in the notion of Eurasia – Europe and Asia as a joint entity – not solely in terms of its geographical physical reality, but as a utopian sculptural concept. She argues that Beuys’s Eurasia project, shaped by collaborations with others, including the Korean-American artist Nam June Paik, reflects a form of nomadism. This nomadism goes beyond a purely geographical, geopolitical idea towards a spiritual and artistic project with the goal of initiating new co-created forms, including social forms, within Europe and beyond. She considers the degree to which this work continues to be of relevance today.

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