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'A deeper source of truth than appearances': Antony Gormley on Joseph Beuys

Talk at London's Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac coincides with exhibition of the German artist's early work

"Here is somebody who saw a world disintegrate because of ideology and wanted to find a deeper source of truth than appearances," says the artist Antony Gormley of Joseph Beuys. A self-confessed fan of the German post-war artist, Gormley will take part in a panel discussion at London's Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac on 6 June as part of the gallery's show Joseph Beuys: Utopia at the Stag Monuments (until 16 June). Gormley will be joined by the exhibition's curator Norman Rosenthal and The Art Newspaper's contemporary art correspondent Louisa Buck.

Looking at the impact of Beuys’s ideas, during his lifetime and today, Rosenthal will also talk about his personal memories from his time co-curating the artist's exhibition Zeitgeist (1982) at the Martin-Gropius Bau in Berlin. The current show includes Beuys's major sculptures and rarely seen early works—notably his seminal Stag Monuments, which is reunited in almost its entirety for the first time since its creation.

Book a place for the free talk here. The Art Newspaper will also live-stream the talk on the website and Facebook page.