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Anish Kapoor Invites Artists to Reconfigure Joseph Beuys Work as a Gesture of Protest Against Trump

Sculptor Anish Kapoor has reconfigured a poster created by Joseph Beuys, which the German artist made to commemorate his seminal 1974 performance piece, I Like America and America Likes Me (where Beuys shared three solitary days with a wild coyote at New York’s René Block Gallery), to read as “I Like America and America Doesn’t Like Me.” Kapoor’s poster features a picture of his own face, and he is inviting artists to appropriate Beuys’s work and do the same as a gesture of protest against President Trump’s disruptive and xenophobic actions.

“I call on fellow artists and citizens to disseminate their name and image using Joseph Beuys’s seminal work of art as a focus for social change. Our silence makes us complicit with the politics of exclusion. We will not be silent,” Kapoor said.