The eighth edition of the Fresh Eye lecture series starts with a first film screening from the collection of documentary films, presented in collaboration with ArtMap and Documentary Monday, which will present the key personalities of the second half of the 20th century that have changed our perception of the past and present visual culture.
The first screening will be dedicated to one of the most remarkable post-war personalities of visual arts and social politics, German artist JOSEPH BEUYS. The film will be screened in German language with English subtitles at the big screening hall of Světozor Cinema.
In the intimate portrait of the visionary artist, conveyed through a swift montage of archival sources, the figure of Joseph Beuys appears more relevant than ever before. Joseph Beuys, the man with a hat, the maker of the Fat Corner and the Felt Suit. Thirty years after his death, he still seems to be a visionary way ahead of his time. Back then, he was trying to patiently explain how “money shouldn’t be a commodity”. He knew that money trading would undermine democracy. But there is more. Beuys boxes, parleys, lectures and explains pictures to a dead hare. He asks with a grin: “Do you want a revolution without laughter?” Even today, his expanded concept of life as art puts him in the epicenter of socially relevant discourse.
Film tickets are available via an online purchase system of Světozor Cinema at this link.
Keep yourself updated via FB event and learn more about a performance of the Czech visual artist DAVID HELAN “Be – U – Is” that opens the screening.