Joseph Beuys vs America


‘Sonne statt Reagan’ (1983) popsong by Joseph Beuys

A protest song against America and its use of nuclear weapons.

‘I like America and America likes me’, Beuys’ famous performance in New York (1974).

In May 1974 Beuys flew to New York and was taken by ambulance to the site of the performance, a room in the René Block Gallery on East Broadway. He shared this room with a wild coyote, for eight hours over three days. At times he stood, wrapped in a thick, grey blanket of felt, leaning on a large shepherd’s staff. At the end of the three days, Beuys hugged the coyote that had grown quite tolerant of him, and was taken to the airport. Again he rode in a veiled ambulance, leaving America without having set foot on its ground.


  1. Laurent Malherbe
    Posted September 28, 2009 at 10:50 pm | Permalink

    ‘k zag vorigge week bij het Ludwig-forum [in Aken] een video van een bokswedstrijd van Jozef Buys, ‘t is een soort videokunstoverzicht/archeologie. De moeite waard als je in de buurt bent.

  2. Laurent Malherbe
    Posted September 28, 2009 at 10:53 pm | Permalink

    het moet natuurlijk Ausstellungen zijn [in de code] en niet zoals ik schreef Austelluingen,…pffffffffff

    EDIT door sk: *link is aangepast*

  3. lilikindsli
    Posted September 30, 2009 at 9:07 pm | Permalink

    I want to say – thank you for this!

  4. Globals
    Posted October 3, 2009 at 4:28 am | Permalink

    all good things

  5. Posted December 12, 2009 at 2:49 am | Permalink

    wat ik zocht, bedankt

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