“For some time we still have the chance to freely come to a decision, that is following a different flow from the one we went through in the past. We still can decide to align our intelligence to that of nature.” (Joseph Beuys)   Umbrella, 1984. Multiplo For all the images of this article ©Buby Durini – Courtesy of Archivio Storico De Domizio Durini   Thirty years on from his death, Joseph Beuys’ words show how the German artist had embedded in his philosophy of aesthetics a close and systemic relationship with living matter.  Beuys is regarded as one of the leading artists of the post-war generation: his works are exhibited in the most prestigious museums around the world. Beuys was born in Germany in 1921; during the Second World War while ...