‘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.