Louwrien Wijers
Art meets Science and Spirituality
in a changing Economy
Quotes from 5 panel dialogues,1990
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
BUY: Art meets Science and Spirituality
in a changing Economy  
DVD box with five 52 min programs of 1990

Compassionate Economy lecture
Exhibition Galerie van Gelder
Exhibition Kunstruimte Wagemans
Zeventien Madelieven/Seventeen Daisies
Exhibition Met Hartlijke Groet
AIDA magazine Documenta 12:
Yutaka Matsuzawa ´talks to´ Louwrien Wijers

KLW timedocument

in progress

BUY: Books by Louwrien Wijers
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https://www.louwrienwijers.nl/amsse.html 2019 Studio Louwrien Wijers Louwrien Wijers (born Aalten, January 26, 1941) visual artist and writer, but I feel a sculptor. After eighteen years, 1968-1986, with Joseph Beuys (1921-1986) like him I do see writing, speaking and thinking as sculpture too. Fluxus inspired me already in 1964 in Paris. That was the way I wanted to go. My work is both mental sculpture and material sculpture. My most important mental scupture is 'Art meets Science and Spirituality in a changing Economy' realized in 1990 in the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and redone in 1996 at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen. From 1998 to 2005 my focus was on ‘Compassionate Economy’. It brought me the clear conclusion that 'Satisficing not Maximising', as the Russian economist Stanislav Menshikov told me, is the trend in economics today and that my decree ‘No Lying / No Killing / No Stealing // Grains / Vegetables / Beans’ can be a firm basis for a fruitful world economy, or world household, as the meaning of ‘economy’ actually is ‘household’. The power of food on our future was relevant till 2012. ‘Cooking Together / Eating Together / Speaking Together’ were meetings where Egon Hanfstingl taught to daily cook fresh food and where I made people talk together. “A permanent dialogue concerning all human problems has to be initiated,” Beuys said. “A social dialogue, I call it the ʻSocial Sculptureʼ. That for me is the most important work of art.” In 2008 the catchphrase ‘Science is the Past / Art is the Present / Food is the Future’ was added through artist Rirkrit Tiravanija. Moving to Friesland from Amsterdam, after almost 50 years, on the suggestion of the Mondriaan Foundation I started ‘Gueststudio Louwrien Wijers’ where my skill and my archive I could share with guest artists, staying for two months. When in 2017 Friesland’s provincial capital Leeuwarden was announced ‘Cultural Captital of Europe’ for 2018, my wish was to make known that Joseph Beuys originates from Friesland and did that with the event ‘100DaysBeuys’. From 8 June - 16 September 2018 speakers who had known Beuys well came to Ferwert to explain about the many subjects Beuys had tied to the ‘Social Sculpture’, such as Direct Democracy, Basic Income for Everybody, Expanded Concept of Art, Creativity is our real Capital, Everybody an Artist and let’s change our legal system back to our pre-roman laws. From 2018 onward ‘Tomorrow’s Language’ and ‘Saint Society’ are my subjects for shows and talks.

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