‘Everyone is an artist’

I was reminded the other day of a statement by one of my favourite artists Joseph Beuys. In 1973, Beuys explained the thinking behind his most famous phrase, ‘Every man is an artist’:

‘Only art is capable of dismantling the repressive effects of a senile social system that continues to totter along the deathline: to dismantle in order to build A SOCIAL ORGANISM AS A WORK OF ART. This most modern art discipline – Social Sculpture/Social Architecture – will only reach fruition when every living person becomes a creator, a sculptor, or architect of the social organism.’

I very much look forward to taking this journey with you all. See you soon Al

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