Open dialogue between Shelley Sacks and Louwrien Wijers: Joseph Beuys and the Dalai Lama

Sunday 7 January, 13:00-17:00

In 1982 artist Louwrien Wijers took the initiative to organise a conversation between Joseph Beuys and the Dalai Lama in Bonn, Germany. During this session on 7 January the artists will reflect on the legendary encounter and talk about the relationship between social sculpture and eastern philosophy.

Like Shelley Sacks, artist and writer Louwrien Wijers (Aerdenhout, 1941) collaborated with Joseph Buys between 1968 and 1986. To Wijers, writing and speach is a form of sculpture. Since the sixties she has been involved in various art movements, such as Fluxus. In 1990 she organised a series of discussions called 'Art meets Science and Spirituality in a changing Economy', where both the Dalai Lama, Robert Rauschenberg, John Cage and Marina Abramovic met. Her book 'Writing as Sculpture' includes interviews with Andy Warhol and Joseph Beuys.

Language: English | the session is open to the public, with a museum ticket

Guided Tours

Guided tours are provided on request (in Dutch, English or French). 


A tour for a maximum of 20 persons per hour will cost: 
On weekdays € 75.00
On Saturday and Sundays € 85.00 
Entrance fee is not included.

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