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Beuysian Legacies in Ireland and Beyond

Lerm Hayes, Christa Maria; Walters, Victoria (eds.)


Christa Maria Lerm Hayes

Victoria (eds.) Walters


This collection of trans-disciplinary essays addresses artistic, cultural and political legacies of Joseph Beuys’ concept of art and its societal application, especially the artist’s concern with engendering an active relationship between art and society, for example through the Free International University (FIU). Since the 1980s, Beuys’ practice has had a strong influence both on “relational aesthetics” and the “art and reconciliation” movement, which has attempted to bring about cultural understanding and, where possible, reconciliation in situations of ethnic conflict (for example in Northern Ireland and Palestine). His work constitutes, one might argue, a form of applied anthropology.


Lerm Hayes, C. M., & Walters, V. (. (2010). Beuysian Legacies in Ireland and Beyond. LIT Verlag

Book Type Authored Book
Publication Date Dec 1, 2010
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Series Title European Studies in Culture and Policy
ISBN 9783825807610
Keywords Beuys, legacies, anthropolgy, relational aesthetics
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