If sculpture, action and installation artist, scholar, politician and activist Joseph Beuys (1921-1986) lived, he would be 100 years old today.
He is considered by many, alongside with Marcel Duchamp, John Cage and Andy Warhol, one of the most prominent artists of 20th century.
He "extended the definition of art" by saying "Everybody is an artist," and emphasizing the role of art in transforming the society. Today, all the topics he kept busy with are still relevant, though nearly all of them has a polarizing effect on discussions.
Related with his 100th birthday, books are published, events and exhibitions are organized all over the world. Here is a selection:
English and German; extensive project with events in both Germany and the world "beuys2021";
German; a video series on how his ideas echo today "behind the scenes“;
To hear how young people relate with the artist today and more: '100beuys.com”
Akbank Art Center's "100 Yıl Beuys" is a video series moderated by art curator and academician Marcus Graf.