Joseph Beuys’ fascination with medicine, science, myth and history forms the basis of his diverse body of work. Shaman-like, his art transforms natural and found materials, combining an interest in politics and education. His Energy Plan for the Western Man was described by the critic and photographer Werner Krüger as ‘the transformation of Beuysean aesthetic-artistic creativity, his cosmos of ideas, his plastic imagery into photography’.
The exhibition focuses on the
relations between Beuys and Krüger who documented many of his
installations and performances. Krüger also played a key role as both a
friend and advisor to Elwyn Lynn, curator of the Power Collection. Joesph Beuys and the 'Energy Plan'
is the first of four exhibitions celebrating the 50th anniversary of
the JW Power Bequest, co-presented with the Power Institute. Curated by Donna West Brett