Joseph Beuys was arguably the definitive German artist of the 20th century. Born in Kleve, he walked the earth like a shaman, dressed in a hat and a khaki fishing vest, proffering healing thoughts, aktionen (happenings) and wildly unpredictable installation pieces suggesting ways to heal a wounded post-war Germany. Andres Veiel’s invigorating documentary shows us all this and much more: his family life, his counter-cultural demonstrations, and even his confrontation with 400 students at the Dusseldorfer Kunstakademie. Presented to accompany a dedicated exhibition to the artist at Leeds Art Gallery, Beuys is a luminous portrait of a true revolutionary spirit.

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