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Without ever saying it explicitly, Andres Veiel's 2017 doc "Beuys," which had a one-night stand in Lebanon Wednesday evening at the Beirut Art Film Festival, suggests that the artist was remarkable for the physical and intellectual energy he invested in his time and place.Beuys' oeuvre has not become quaint with age.Veiel's film focuses on the artist's professional life from the 1960s to 1983, when he failed to secure the Greens' nomination for the general election, three years before his death. Veiel's main innovation – after introducing his subject via archival footage – is to apparently track the camera back until the frame is filled with rows of photo strips recording Beuys' life and career. A torchlike shaft of light moves over the strips, selecting what chapter of Beuys' life will be illuminated next.The film references and names significant pieces from Beuys' career but forgoes any sort of academic discussion of them. Inaccessible as Beuys' work was – and, in some cases, is – considered to be, Veiel's film is quite accessible.Beuys pauses to cast his eyes over the table top, then gazes back at the critic.
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