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KUWI Graz Lecture Series: Karen Van den Berg: "Ausfegen. Joseph Beuys, Schlingensief und das Zentrum für Politische Schönheit"

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04.04.2019

Thursday, April 4 2019 | 7:00pm
HS 01.22 | Universitätsplatz 3/2 | Main Building | Uni Graz

KUWI Graz Lecture Series:

“I don’t think I’m trying to commit suicide” (Chris Burden)
Performativity in the Arts.

Karen Van den Berg (Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen): "Ausfegen. Joseph Beuys, Schlingensief und das Zentrum für Politische Schönheit"

In the German-speaking world, a remarkably consistent development in the performative arts can be observed that aims at concrete intervention in social conditions. The lecture traces a development that begins with Joseph Beuys' contributions to the Fluxus movement of the 1960s and ends with the current hyperreal theater interventions of the “Center for Political Beauty.” There is a particular focus on the question of how performativity and cognitive production are related.

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