Tuesday, February 21, 2017
JOSEPH BEUYS "A PARTY FOR ANIMALS" 1969
This work bears the circular stamp of the German Student Party, in red ink. Formed by Beuys in 1967, the artist commented 'The German Student Party is the world's largest party, but most of its members are animals'. The names handwritten beside the typed list of words is presumably a list of party members, including the name of the artist. Beuys was greatly involved with student politics in the 1960s and 1970s whilst he was a professor at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. He later went on to co-found the Green Party in Germany.
Sandra the Captive Orangutan Wins Right to Freedom From Argentine Zoo
An orangutan held in Buenos Aires Zoo can be freed after a court recognized the ape as a "non-human person" unlawfully deprived of its freedom. Report by Claire Lomas. Video here