Interview with Joseph Beuys by Lynn MacRitchie

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Categories: Writing, Performance Magazine Online

In celebration of the launch of Performance Magazine Online at the British Library on 27 April 2017, LADA is pleased to offer a selection of articles from Performance Magazine.
Continuing with: Interview with Joseph Beuys by Lynn MacRitchie

Issue 25, Aug/Sept 1983

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In 1983 Joseph Beuys came to London for his major retrospective at the Victoria and Albert Museum as well as giving a host of lectures across Britain. For issue 25 of Performance Magazine Lynn MacRitchie and Beuys discuss Thatcher’s use of language, the necessity of a new social order and the difference between the art of the past and ‘anthropological art’.

This article has been reproduced as part of Performance Magazine Online.


About the project

Rob La Frenais (founding editor of Performance Magazine, 1979–1987) has collaborated with the Live Art Development Agency to develop the Performance Magazine Online project. All sixty-six issues of Performance Magazine have been digitised and are accessible to freely search, browse and read. A new film by Hugo Glendinning and Alex Eisenberg maps the magazine’s history and legacy. Commissioned features (released May - July 2017) by Anne Bean, Hester Reeve, Lynn MacRitchie, Claire MacDonald and Nahum Mantra respond to the archive and the period when the magazine was published.

Performance Magazine Online is supported using public funding by Arts Council England

Date Posted: 21 April 2017