In Focus

Joseph Beuys collection

A new collection focus of the library of the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut

The Joseph Beuys collection acquired by the Library of the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz from the private collection of Lucrezia De Domizio Durini comprises more than 500 works. In addition to books and illustrated volumes, the collection also includes unusual formats such as audio cassettes, postcards and pamphlets. Many of the works feature personal dedications, drawings and entries by the artist. In this exhibition, selected copies from the collection are presented for the first time to the general public. At the same time, the photographers Bärbel Reinhard and Elisa Perretti (Fondazione Studio Marangoni) explore the sometimes bulky and definitely unconventional formats of the book objects in creative ways.  

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