His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet Meets Prof. Joseph Beuys in Bonn, 27 October 1982, 1983
Folio, spiral-bound with pectoral cover and cardboard back, 102 one-sided mimeographed pp.Unsigned & unnumbered. Self-published by Louwrien Wijers, Amsterdam.
12h x 17w in / 30.48h x 43.18w cm
“Writing as sculpture, Towards a new human individual, Report on the meeting of Joseph Beuys with His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet in Bonn, Germany, on 27 October 1982 by Louwrien Wijers.”
Dutch artist Louwrien Wijers organized a meeting with Joseph Beuys and the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, in 1982 in Bonn. Beuys had expressed a desire to establish a permanent relationship with the the Dalai Lama, as a way to further his vision of Eurasia (his utopian concept of an unbounded world). In the meeting, the two men discussed art and politics, and began looking for links between Beuys' artistic practice and the activities of the Dalai Lama, and subsequently the Dalai Lama called on his government in exile to prepare a model for spiritual economics. Beuys was joined by many friends and colleagues in Bonn for this historic occasion, as documented in this book.
Joseph Beuys (1921-1986) was a German artist, teacher, and art theorist who is regarded as one of the most influential artists of the second half of the 20th century. Beuys’ work is grounded in the transformative and the guided principle of art’s ability to heal through its psychological, social, and/or political subject matter. Core, also is the concept that art, common materials, and one's "everyday life" are ultimately inseparable.