Joseph Beuys, Transformer (Italian subtitles) (1988)

  • Documentary
  • 58min

In occasione della grande retrospettiva di Joseph Beuys al Guggenheim Museum di New York, John Halpern riprende l’artista e i suoi aiutanti mentre lavorano all’allestimento della mostra. Questo documentario è l’unica testimonianza video dell’esposizione più importante nella vita di Beuys, dove vediamo le sue installazioni più emblematiche dalla metà degli anni ‘50 fino alla Pompa del miele del 1977, descritte dalla voce stessa dell’artista.

John DiLeva-Halpern è uno scultore proto-concettuale, artista pluripremiato e regista. È fondatore dell’Art Corporation of America Incorporated, Art for the 21st Century, New Consume e dell’Institute for Cultural Activism International insieme con la sua partner Emily Marie Harris. Ha esposto in tutto il mondo con artisti come Joseph Beuys, Andy Warhol, Les Levine, Vito Acconci e le sue opere sono nelle collezioni di importanti musei. Halpern ha prodotto svariati documentari e vanta numerose collaborazioni tra cui quelle con Martin Scorsese, James Cameron, il Dalai Lama, il compositore Philip Glass, la sceneggiatrice Melissa Mathison e Christo, per citarne alcuni. Il team Harris-Halpern sta completando ora il suo nuovo film, Touch The Sky che racconta l’energia del movimento artistico Fluxus.

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On the occasion of the major Joseph Beuys retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, John Halpern films the artist and his helpers as they work to set up the exhibition. This documentary, made in 1988, is an account of Beuys’ most important exhibition and the only video. Major installations, sculptures, and objects from the mid-1950s to the 1977 _Honey Pump _installation are represented and described in the artist’s own voice.

John DiLeva-Halpern is a proto-conceptual sculptor, award-winning artist and theatrically released film director. He is founder of Art Corporation of America Incorporated, Art for the 21st Century, New Consume and the Institute for Cultural Activism International with partner, Emily Marie Harris. He has exhibited with Joseph Beuys, Andy Warhol, Les Levine, Vito Acconci, more. His works are collected in museums, and he has exhibited worldwide. Halpern has continually produced documentaries, that include collaborations with Martin Scorsese; James Cameron; His Holiness the Dalai Lama; composer, Philip Glass; screenwriter, Melissa Mathison; and Christo, to name a few. The Harris-Halpern team are now completing their new film, Touch The Sky, which captures the energy and times of the Fluxus Art movement.

Lingua

English, Italian subtitles

Paese

United States