Joseph Beuys and His Students - Works..

On the occasion of the 100th year of Deutsche Bank’s presence in Turkey, Sabancı University Sakıp Sabancı Museum (SSM) will host an exhibition entitled “Joseph Beuys and His Students – Works from the Deutsche Bank Collection” from 9 September until 1 November 2009.

Curated by Deutsche Bank Art Director Friedhelm Hütte and art critic Ahu Antmen, the exhibition is the first to combine works on paper by Joseph Beuys with drawings, photographs and prints by his most important students: Peter Angermann, Lothar Baumgarten, Walter Dahn, Felix Droese, Imi Giese, Jörg Immendorff, Anselm Kiefer, Imi Knoebel, Inge Mahn, Ulrich Meister, Meuser, Blinky Palermo, Katharina Sieverding and Norbert Tadeusz.

“To be a teacher is my greatest work of art. The rest is a waste product, a demonstration.” declared Beuys, who taught over 300 students at the Düsseldorf Academy of Art from 1961 until 1972, when he was dismissed from the school. The artist considered himself as an educator independent of his artistic pursuits, and was known to encourage his students to take their own paths. With more than 350 works, the exhibition will present the entire spectrum of artistic approaches that Beuys promoted as a charismatic teacher. At the same time it will illustrate one of the most important chapters of contemporary art and shows the impact Joseph Beuys has had on his students’ work up until the present day.

Walter Dahn

Inge Mahn

Peter Angermann

Ulrich Meister

Joseph Beuys

Joseph Beuys

Joseph Beuys

Joseph Beuys

Imi Knoebel

Felix Droese

Norbert Tadeusz

Katharina Sieverding

"Joseph Beuys' Expanded Concept of Art, The Question of Social Sculpture and Democracy" Conference

Entry to the conference to be given by Johannes Stüttgen in the Sakıp Sabancı Museum Conference Room on Saturday, October 24th from 4 pm to 5 pm is free of charge. The language of the conference is German. There will be translation into both Turkish and English.

Free Guided Tours on Weekends

As part of the events related to the exhibition, at 03.00 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, it would be possible to have free tour, guided by the students of Sabancı University.

The Joseph Beuys tours will continue until the end of the exhibition.

S. U. Sakıp Sabancı Museum Workshops

During the exhibition, education department of the museum and Söz Danışmanlık will be introducing the philosophy and the world view of Joseph Beuys to the students with the events and workshops they would organise under the concepts of environmentalism, freedom, disarmament and natural life. Using felt and wax, indispensable materials of Beuys, a workshop will be created, trying to bring out the hidden creativity of children.