On Friendship/(Collateral Damage) IV

How to Explain Hare Hunting to a Dead German Artist
[The usefulness of continuous measurement of the distance between Nostalgia and Melancholia]
(September 2021 - February 2023)
A critical project concerning post-war artist Joseph Beuys
Created by Joseph Sassoon Semah, curator Linda Bouws
© Stichting Metropool Internationale Kunstprojecten

GOETHE-INSTITUT AMSTERDAM, Herengracht 470, Amsterdam
11 November 2021, 20.00 pm, Performance and Meeting
Rick Vercauteren (publicist and art historian) & Joseph Sassoon Semah
Joseph Sassoon Semah On Joseph Beuys and Wolf Vostell: Zwischen Dichtung und Wahrheit', EN 

Joseph Beuys manifested himself post-war as the new Messiah, as a healer, as a shaman for the Germans, to free himself as perpetrator and free the Germans of their guilt. Vostell embodies the victim and claims to embody the German guilt, to fill the vacuum that the genocide left behind. Wolf Vostell claimed since the early 1950's that his mother was a Sephardic Jew. However, it wasn't until many years later that scholars began to inquire about Wolf's 'fabricated' autobiography. Joseph Sassoon Semah and Rick Vercauteren focused on the German artist duo Joseph Beuys and Wolf Vostell. 


Joseph Sassoon Semah with friends
Zwischen Dichtung und Wahrheit Goethe-Institut Amsterdam, 11-11-2021


Rick Vercauteren After Joseph Beuys,
After Wolf Vostell, After WWII
Goethe-Institut Amsterdam, 11-11-2021


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