The Man who Conversed with the Coyote. A Short Incursion on the Theme: Joseph Beuys and Shamanism
|Place:||Museum of contemporary art of Perugia (Italy)|
|Start date:||Saturday 17, December 2011|
|End date:||Sunday 04, March 2012|
|Times:||See main text|
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L’uomo che dialogava con il coyote: una breve incursione sul tema Joseph Beuys e sciamanesimo ("The Man who Conversed with the Coyote. A Short Incursion on the Theme: Joseph Beuys and Shamanism"),
by Martino Nicoletti
An original and innovative essay devoted to the theme of the relationships between the thought and the work of Joseph Beuys and the universe of Asian shamanism.
The enquiry approaches some of the most relevant aspects of Beuys's creative activity. Starting from his personal "mythical" autobiography, it involves an analysis of his early paintings and drawings, the collection of blackboards hosted in Perugia, the "Difesa della Natura" action as well as some of the most impotant Beuys' performances.
The work - enriched by pictures and by a large set of hand made drawings by Marco Nicoletti inspired to Beuys's work - also contains a rare interview to the German anthropologist Michael Oppitz, who personally knew Beuys and who discussed with him on the theme of the Nepali shamanism.
Martino Nicoletti is an ethnologist and artist and curator of the exhibition 'Beuys and the shaman: ecstasy, ritual and art' currently showing at Museum of contemporary art of Perugia (Italy) until 4th March 2012 (details)