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Joseph Beuys: the thought into action

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Author(s):
Daniela Alves Pereira
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Master's Dissertation
Press: Campinas, SP.
Institution: Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Artes
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Examining board members:
Cassiano Sydow Quilici; Luiz Fernando Ramos; Matteo Bonfitto
Advisor: Cassiano Sydow Quilici
Abstract

Joseph Beuys belongs to a generation of artists who aimed to discuss art as a possibility of action and knowledge. This research takes as its starting point the discussion of the artist Aktiones, which since 1960 become his main practice. The actions leads to Beuys¿ attempts to find a place in the art of recreating concepts of thought, will, creativity and sensitivity. From this point, we elected a possible crisis of the action as a theme for analysis of the contemporary theater, a discussion its started with the attempt to contextualize contemporary theatrical action and how it has distanced itself from the dramatic references and approached the idea of experience and event; then we introduce the beuysians Aktiones in order to rethink the creative process of the actor / performer within a possible diverse artistic production field and expanded aesthetic limits, even beyond art. We finally arrived to an approach to the concept of sculpture, proposed by Beuys and the concept of action in an attempt to understand the action as inseparable from the life and thoughts of the artist, as a political and aesthetic attitude capable of causing changes in the quality of the human act (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/12465-8 - Joseph Beuys: the thought into action
Grantee:Daniela Alves Pereira
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Master