Publisher: Kehrer Verlag, 2023
Heyden, Antje-Britt Mählmann, Eugénie Shinkle Elina Brotherus, Sarah
Lampe and Interviews with René Block, Elina Brotherus, Emil Schult
Design: Tobias Jacob and Torsten Illner
Format: 17 x 24 cm
Pages: 256 pages, Hardcover
Language: English, German
In her analysis of Beuys, Elina Brotherus changes perspectives and plays with the female gaze on the iconic German artist. The well-known Finnish photo and video artist Elina Brotherus (b. 1972) deals with iconic motifs from art history as well as with the reinterpretation of Fluxus actions and event scores, the recordings of performances. In this context, the artist has also restaged Joseph Beuys’s action Kartoffelernte (Potato Harvest), which originally took place in 1977 in front of the gallery of René Block, an important champion of FLUXUS and Beuys.
At the Museum Schloss Moyland and the Joseph Beuys Archive, Elina
Brotherus researched Beuys, Block, and Beuys’s performance photographer
Ute Klophaus. New photographs and video installations of a fictional
character were created at locations visited by Beuys, as well as new
works with René Block, which are being shown for the first time in this
publication and in the exhibition of the same name.