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joseph beuys and science

lecture series
haus der universität at schadowplatz
12 april to 23 july 2021
ute klophaus, joseph beuys während der diskussion bei der ausstellungseröffnung »beuys und seine klasse«, foto, s/w, baryt, frankfurt am main, 1976
ute klophaus, joseph beuys während der diskussion bei der ausstellungseröffnung »beuys und seine klasse«, foto, s/w, baryt, frankfurt am main, 1976

»so art questions the process, art now asks the epistemological questions that science is not asking. i want to make that clear. and art comes to the conclusion that it has to represent that idea, even in its inception, as a sculptural process.« joseph beuys, 1970a

this lecture series brings together scholars and scientists from many fields with an interest in joseph beuys’s call to create the conditions for a new life that can sustain the kind of thinking that incorporates the principles of sculpture. beuys’s universal plea for a revolution of concepts will be critically examined through the prism of disciplines ranging from physics to poetry, from economics to the law.

directed by timo skrandies

haus der universität
Event Partner Address
schadowplatz 14
40212 düsseldorf