A picture to sum up my reading

the pack Joseph Beuys

This installation from 1969 by the great german artist Joseph Beuys sums up my reading I think fairly well ,adventurous ,different mainly post second world war .Beuys like to push the boundaries of the art world ,asking for berlin wall to be raised ,to give berlin better prospective was on thing he asked for ,he used lumps of butter in exhibits just thrown to ground ,he was a gunner in bombers in the second world war ,he lived in Kleve in Germany for a long time which is the same town I lived in ,he also did a number of pieces for the 4 yearly documenta city-wide art event in Kassel that i also have seen .So like Beuys I m always searching for new voices to express my reading .

this is a meme from Simon at stuck in books i ve just found his blog recently

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Nymeth
    Jun 02, 2010 @ 17:16:16

    I’ve been so enjoying seeing everyone’s responses to Simon’s meme. I’ve no idea what I’d pick myself, though…

    I love yours, and I love how you explained it.

    Reply

  2. Hannah Stoneham
    Jun 02, 2010 @ 17:29:09

    I like the fact that you have to readlly look at this to get it – interesting and informative interpretation! thanks for sharing and a pleasure to read your blog

    Hannah

    Reply

  3. Simon T
    Jun 02, 2010 @ 23:08:48

    What an interesting choice! I’ve added you to the links…

    Reply

  4. Tom Cunliffe
    Jun 03, 2010 @ 07:28:42

    Your blog is always interesting! So, you see yourself as a VW Combie then? Not a bad choice in view of their inherent usefulness and longevity.

    Reply

  5. chasing bawa
    Jun 07, 2010 @ 15:32:34

    Great picture! Very adventurous just like your choice in books.

    Reply

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