‘Everyone is an Artist.’. Joseph Beuys.

I held this work, ‘Everyone is an Artist.’, in the 13th Bienal del al Habana, 2019. The theme of the Biennale was La Construccion de lo Posible, (The Construction of the Possible). Armed with the quote, ‘Everyone is an Artist.’, (made famous by Joseph Beuys) and with the involvement of the artists in the screen print studio, (Cuba Street Havana), their children, the delegation of artists from Melbourne Australia, curator Dr Damian Smith and anyone and every one who came to the print studio, we created the work,. Everyone is an Artist is/was a homage to the traditional custodians of Cuba, the Taino people and to the freedom of expression for all. Some 350 A4 pages were created for this work, employing egg tempera on foam-core. Given there was a shortage of eggs at this time throughout Cuba, much gratitude goes to Raymond, who waited in line for 3 hours to buy the eggs needed for create this work.

Coincidentally Beuys also worked from this same print studio. The image below was posted onto the electrical box in the print studio.

 

Beuys worked in the same studio when in Havana., where this work, ‘Everyone is an Artist’, was created, April 2019

Beuys worked in the same studio when in Havana., where this work, ‘Everyone is an Artist’, was created, April 2019

The print Studio in Cuba Street Havana. Making the work.

The print Studio in Cuba Street Havana. Making the work.

Creating Everyone is an Artist

Creating Everyone is an Artist

The drying rack. We created 320 A4 artworks.

The drying rack. We created 320 A4 artworks.

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‘Everyone is an Artist’ installed at Casa de Asia Havana Cuba. 2019

‘Everyone is an Artist’ installed at Casa de Asia Havana Cuba. 2019

Homage to Beuys and the Traditional Custodians of Cuba the Taino people.

Homage to Beuys and the Traditional Custodians of Cuba the Taino people.

Poster stating Beuys’s famous quote ‘Everyone is an Artist’.

Poster stating Beuys’s famous quote ‘Everyone is an Artist’.

Acknowledgement of the Traditional Custodians of Cuba the Taino People.

Acknowledgement of the Traditional Custodians of Cuba the Taino People.

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Dr Damian Smith at the opening of INTERCAMBIO Cuba Australia Video Exchange., Casa de Asia Havana. 2019

Dr Damian Smith at the opening of INTERCAMBIO Cuba Australia Video Exchange., Casa de Asia Havana. 2019

NTERCAMBIO Cuba Australia Video Exchange., Casa de Asia Havana. 2019

NTERCAMBIO Cuba Australia Video Exchange., Casa de Asia Havana. 2019

Latham, short film, “Identity is a Cage in Search of a Bird’. Quote by Dr Stan Grant. NTERCAMBIO Cuba Australia Video Exchange., Casa de Asia Havana. 2019

Latham, short film, “Identity is a Cage in Search of a Bird’. Quote by Dr Stan Grant. NTERCAMBIO Cuba Australia Video Exchange., Casa de Asia Havana. 2019