Joseph Beuyes – How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare (1965)

How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare (Wie man dem toten Hasen die Bilder erklärt) was a solo performance by Beuys, who was filmed and photographed for three hours as he moved through the Schmela Gallery exhibition with the carcass of a hare, whispering inaudibly to it. His entire head was covered in honey and gold leaf; a felt sole was tied to his left foot, and an iron sole was tied to his right. The Action ended with Beuys seated on a stool with one of its legs wrapped in felt (a bone and wire ‘radio’ was placed underneath the seat), protectively cradling the deceased hare in a manner akin to the Madonna in a pietà via source here

Joseph Beuys - How to explain pictures to a dead Hare

International Art English

Just a quick follow-up from Wednesday the 28th’s class. I thought I’d post the articles (and their rebuttals) here for everyone.

International Art English by Alix Rule & David Levine

When Artspeak Masks Oppression by Mostafa Heddaya

International Disco Latin by Hito Steyerl

English and All That by Martha Rosler

And just for fun, I mentioned a corollary with Brussels UN English being similarly convoluted and specialized. Here’s a PDF that contains their glossary (of used and mis-used terms).