Letting Art Teach - Art Education 'after' Joseph Beuys

Gert Biesta

ArtEZ Press, ISBN 9789491444371,
Hb, 168 pgs, 16 x 22cm
Acqn. 27740
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In this book, Gert Biesta presents a new approach to contemporary art education by showing the unique possibilities the arts offer to establish a dialogue with the world around us. This approach to art education is based on teaching as a process of showing, where the teacher shows the student what could be good, important or meaningful to master in the world. As a starting point for illustrating this method, the book proposes 'How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare' (1965) by Joseph Beuys, which Biesta uses in order to draw out a number of important lessons about teaching.