The first museum exhibition of Joseph Beuys outside the German-speaking area took place in January 1971 at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm. The photographer Lothar Wolleh accompanied Beuys on his journey and photographed the construction of this exhibition. These photographs formed the basis for an artist book by both artists, which eventually gained notoriety under the title Unterwasserbuch.
The exhibition is a homage to the multifaceted collaboration between Joseph Beuys and Lothar Wolleh. Part of the presentation are photographs, vintage prints on PVC and an installation of the same title. The exhibition also celebrates the release of The Unterwasserbuch Projekt, a cassette re-edition of the 1972 artist book and new research by Antoon Melissen (Kerber Verlag, April 2021).
On the occasion of Joseph Beuys' 100th birthday in 2021, Lothar Wolleh Raum is also publishing a limited edition of Wolleh's photographs of Joseph Beuys.