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Museum-Cinema: Cinematic Fridays at the Museum / Beuys, 2017 / In collaboration with the EPOS Festival

The Museum is pleased to offer its visitors extra-cultural Fridays! Every Friday, the finest films on art and culture will be screened, after a short lecture by the Museum’s curators.

This is a collaborative initiative between the Museum and EPOS International Art Film Festival, which offers film lovers captivating and thought-provoking films from around the world, alongside visits to exhibitions by leading artists from Israel and abroad.

Admission to the Museum’s exhibitions is included in the film ticket, during the Museum’s opening hours.

Beuys, 2017 | Dir. Andres Veiel, Germany, 107 min, German, English & Hebrew subtitles
Introductory lecture: Tal Lanir, Curator for Special Projects

A film about the immensely influential German artist Joseph Beuys. Captivating archival footage of Beuys presenting his approach to art is coupled with interviews of people who were particularly close to him to compose a portrait of one of the most important artists of the twentieth century. In interview segments, lectures, and conversations, Beuys emerges as a distinguished teacher who posed fundamental questions about the nature and boundaries of art, and sought to liberate his students to find their own artistic voice.

The legend surrounding Beuys’ life story is well-known: Born in Germany in 1921, he was drafted into the army in World War II. During an airborne mission, his plane crashed on the Crimean Peninsula. According to him, he survived thanks to nomads who found him, covered him in animal fat, and wrapped him in felt. Over the years, the legends that Beuys forged for himself made reality and fiction intermingle indistinguishably in his works. He became a teacher—perhaps a shaman—who has fundamentally changed the way we understand art.

Trailer Beuys >

More films on Museum-Cinema:
23/2/24, 11:30 — "Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back," 2016 >
1/3/24, 11:30 — "Botero," 2018 >
15/3/24, 11:30 — "Leonora Carrington: The Lost Surrealist," 2017 >
22/3/24, 11:30 — "Bill Viola: The Road to St Paul’s," 2017 >
5/4/24, 11:30 — "The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg," 2016 >
12/4/24, 11:30 —
"Anselm Kiefer: Remembering the Future," 2014 >
19/4/24, 11:30 — "M.C. Escher: Journey to Infinity," 2018 >
3/5/24, 11:30 Maverick Modigliani, 2020 >
10/5/24, 11:30 Olafur Eliasson: Miracles of Rare Device, 2019 >
7/6/24, 11:30 Witkin & Witkin, 2017 >
14/6/24, 11:30 Sophie Calle, 2012 >
21/6/24, 11:30 Marcel Duchamp: Art of the Possible, 2020 >
28/6/24, 11:30 Toulouse Lautrec, l’insaisissable, 2019 >