Lecture | Joseph Beuys as teacher and social sculptor

A lecture exploring the relationship between art, politics and education will be held tomorrow at St James Cavalier, 19:00.

The main speaker is Professor Carl-Peter Buschkühle from Justus-Liebig-University Giessen in Germany, whose research interests include art education, aesthetics, and culture and media theory.

The overriding theme of the session is the relationship between art and political or educational domains: is the artist also an ‘educator’, and what relevance do his or her political concerns have in the wider social spheres? 

Joseph Beuys (1921-1986) was one of the most important post-war artists in Germany and exemplifies this relationship perfectly because he was also a politically engaged person as well as an influential teacher, having taught at the famous academy of Düsseldorf before being dismissed in 1972.

Entrance is open to the public and free of charge.

Supported by St James Cavalier and the Malta Arts Fund.

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