Helmut Herbst

Beuys Brock Vostell – Film Screenings & Panel Discussions (1/3)

Portraits by Joseph Beuys, Bazon Brock and Wolf Vostell

Fri, 17.10.2014, 6.30 pm CEST, Lecture Hall

The exhibition »Beuys Brock Vostell« focuses on the Actions of the 1960s and 1970s. The film »Happening, Kunst, Protest 1968« (1981), by Helmut Herbst combines recordings of important Happenings of the period including statements by participating artists, and thus offers an artistic perspective on performative works and their contemporary context. The so-called »24-Hour« Happening (1965) in which Joseph Beuys as well as Bazon Brock and Wolf Vostell collaborated serves as a key example.

Art theorist and psychologist Friedrich Wolfram Heubach will be available for discussion following the film presentation. Heubach is author of the script of »Happening, Kunst, Protest 1968« and has been part of countless Happenings as active participant and spectator. As founder and publisher of the avant-garde journal »Interfunktionen« (1968–1975) he knew Beuys, Brock and Vostell in person.

To round off the evening, there will be a screening of »Deutschland dada« (1968/69), the first film in Helmut Herbst’s triology entitled »Kunstgeschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts«, to which, in addition to »John Heartfield, Fotomonteur« (1977) »Happening, Kunst, Protest 1968« also belongs.

(Moderation: Ulrich Wegenast)

Accompanying program