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August 2021

memeclassworldwide: One Hundred Birthday Candles on the Birthday Cake

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Created for the occasion of Joseph Beuys’s one-hundredth birthday, this video documents an action that took place on May 12, 2021, in the exhibition space Oberbilker Allee 57, Düsseldorf, which was then closed to the public.

The event invitation stated: “We invite you to the birthday table to light together one hundred birthday candles on a buttercream cake. Each candle for a mythical anecdote and unconfirmed legend that stands in the way of a reflective idea of progress. We celebrate Joseph Beuys’s birthday for the last time with butter and song and toast for the next hundred years, without actively pursuing cult and canon formation.”

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