Location: Van Abbemuseum: Library

Byars & Beuys

Artists: Joseph Beuys, James Lee Byars

James Lee Byars and Joseph Beuys allow both mystical and magical ritual into their work, making use of symbolic attributes.

Byars defends the aura of art and strives for perfection. His carefully designed, stylish invitations contain statements in gold on black paper and black, red or golden catalogues and artist books revolve around the questions and not the answers. Beuys bases his work on the assumption that everyone is an artist and that art is only important in so far as it contributes to the development of consciousness. He uses perishable material and objects he finds.

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Disclaimer & Colofon

Opening hours: Tuesdays to Sundays from 11:00 to 17:00 hours.
Every first Thursday evening the museum is open until 21:00 hours.
From 17:00 hours the admission is free.



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