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Joseph Beuys, Sonne statt Reagan, 1982

Performance art messiah Joseph Beuys was not uninterested in politics. He actually ran for a seat in the German parliament as a Green Party candidate. For Sonne statt Reagan (a play on regen, the German word for rain) he and his fellow musicians made a cheerful call for nuclear disarmament, with the lyrics: “Sun! Instead of Reagan, to live without weapons! Whether West, whether East, let missiles rust!”

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