Willoughby Sharp

  • An Interview with Joseph Beuys

    JOSEPH BEUYS STANDS ALMOST ALONE in post-war German art as a sculptor of major importance. Born in Kleve in 1921, he first became known in the late 1950s as the leading advocate of Fluxus “action art”—performance pieces whose American counterpart is the early Happenings of Kaprow, Oldenburg, Paik and Whitman. In 1961, Beuys moved from Kleve to Düsseldorf where he became Professor of Sculpture at the Art Academy. Notorious for not wanting to exhibit his work, until recently the only place to see his sculpture (besides the semi-private Beuys museum in Kranenburg directed by Hans and Franz Josef

  • Place and Process

    ALL PHOTOS FROM PLACE and Process, a presentation of outdoor sculptural projects executed by various artists in America, Canada, Europe, Africa and Asia. Documentation of all works was presented at the Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, from September 4 through October 26, 1969, and at Kineticism Press, 93 Grand Street, New York, from November 1 through 28, 1969.

    The Edmonton presentation was organized by Willoughby Sharp. Invited artists were Carl Andre, Iain Baxter, Joseph Beuys, Walter de Maria, Jan Dibbets, Barry Flanagan, Hans Haacke, Mike Heizer, Les Levine, Richard Long,