November 1st, 2015

November 1st, 2015
Incredible work by Joseph Beuys at the Hamburger Bohnhoff – Made for Muenster in 1977 as a critique of some of the underlying motives of urban planning – Beuys chose the worst site possible ("a dead corner under a concrete overpass, in which nothing but dirt could collect”) and filled it with twenty tons of mutton fat along with a few drums of beef fat for extra firmness.  It sounds like a huge operation with fat being melted “day and night in a concrete factory just outside of Muenster which was then trucked in and poured into a cavity walled with massive reinforcements to hold the lard in place (the fat took three months to cool and harden) totally amazing.

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