A preview of Jonathan Stedall's 90 minute documentary film on the life and legacy of Rudolf Steiner.
A new part-time programme in anthroposophy is beginning in October 2012 in Gloucestershire, UK. The programme is called 'insight' and is a blended learning programme delivered through attendance, guided distance learning and mentoring. insight offers an integrated learning pathway in anthroposophic studies and is carried by a national and international faculty of subject experts.
A new book written by Martino Nicoletti - an ethnologist and artist and curator of the exhibition 'Beuys and the shaman: ecstasy, ritual and art' currently showing at Museum of contemporary art of Perugia (Italy) until 4th March 2012
Here is a programme of Upcoming Workshops as part of the 'Growing a Workshop' initiative.
Deborah Ravetz has kindly drawn my attention to a very succinct essay on Joseph Beuys by Becs Boyd. The essay also includes many references to YouTube videos showing interviews with Joseph Beuys.
These books may not yet appear in the library listings (downloadable Excel speadsheets) in the 'Books for Borrowing' sections of the Resource Centre.
Russian filmmaker Alexander Sokurov won the Golden Lion award at this year's Venice film festival for "Faust," a visceral take on Goethe's play which explores the theme of corrupting power. "There are films which make you dream, which make you cry, laugh and think, and there are films which change your life forever. This is one of those films," said jury head Darren Aronofki, saying the decision had been unanimous.
Deborah Ravetz has kindly contributed an article 'On the question of the role of visual art in the twenty - first century'.
Galerie Thomas Modern is pleased to present sculptures, drawings and editions by Joseph Beuys from all of his creative periods.
I am so pleased to have found LibriVox especially when I learn that they have now recorded Faust Part 1.
This is the title of a recent talk given by Allan Kaplan at Schumacher College, Dartington, Devon, UK. The very good news is that it is available on the Schumacher College website as an Open Evening video.
The aid package agreed by eurozone leaders to support Greece has led to a collective sigh of relief as another debt crisis has been averted – at least for the time being.
A full-time one-year programme (approved and awarded through the University of Plymouth). Applications open for 2012/13 – please apply before 28 February 2012. Schumacher College in partnership with the University of Plymouth is the first in the world to offer a postgraduate programme in Holistic Science
Not only does the exhibition "Beuys and Beyond—Teaching as Art" shed light on one of the most exciting chapters of West German art. The show, which tours through seven major Latin American museums, also forges new paths. Works from the Deutsche Bank Collection are juxtaposed with works by native artists in each guest museum. After being shown in Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, Mexico City and Monterrey, the exhibition is now on view in Bogota.
Now that the 'Guided Tours of the Goetheanum - in English' have stopped for the year you are still able to see this wonderful building courtesy of the YouTube video that appears at the end of the main article. The film was was made by Karl and Terry Levin in 1991.
From September 13 – October 30, 2011 at Instituto Tomie Ohtake Sao Paulo, Brazil Two seminal artists in contemporary art, two influential teachers that left their mark on an entire generation of artists: the exhibition "Beuys and Beyond – Teaching as Art," now making its guest appearance in Sao Paulo, shows Joseph Beuys and his students in a dialogue with Nelson Leirner and the important artists the "Old Master" of the Brazilian scene has taught. "Beuys and Beyond" is the third major exhibition of works from the Deutsche Bank Collection to tour through renowned Latin American museums. The project combines two themes that are of key importance to Deutsche Bank’s social commitment—art and the teaching of creativity.
Balancing the needs of the Steiner Waldorf curriculum with the requirements of a state-run examination regime for school leavers is not always easy. Yet in New Zealand, Waldorf schools are close to achieving a landmark breakthrough, as Tom Raines explains.
Group exhibition with works by: Absalon, Moridja Kitenge Banza , Joseph Beuys, Sophie Calle, Joe Coleman, Hanne Darboven, Wim Delvoye, Rebecca Horn, Mathilde ter Heijne, Jannis Kounellis, Heinz Mack, David Noonan, Henk Peeters, Jackson Pollock, Julian Rosefeldt, Matt Saunders, Chiharu Shiota, Miroslav Tichý, Grazia Toderi, Susan Turcot, Franz West, Nick van Woert, Yang Jiechang The experience of art is as brief as each passing instant. The encounter with a work is new in every moment, constantly revealing fresh dimensions and changing over the piece's lifetime. This transience stands in opposition to a vision of art as creating eternal values and capturing a timeless meaning. Yet though these two conceptions of time and art may appear paradoxical, they can be reconciled in the belief that only art which is valid over time can present itself to the viewer anew in every moment.
Large Glass is proud to present: "Joseph Beuys: Coyote", photographs by Caroline Tisdall and works by James Croak, Pepe Heykoop, Jeff McMillan, Jeremy Millar and Helen Mirra. In May 1974, at Rene Block Gallery, New York, German artist Joseph Beuys (1929-86) spent one week
The second in the Museum’s yearlong series of major installation works by important postwar figures, Joseph Beuys features the monumental
BEUYS IN THE BASEMENT is an exhibition of never before seen photographs of artist Joseph Beuys taken in the 1960s by the late German emigre photographer Michael Montfort.
Kalkar Museum displays early student carving by Beuys
A new Masters degree course in Steiner education looks set to be launched at Canterbury Christ Church University in England. The programme, which has been set up in collaboration with the Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship by John Burnett, programme director of the Steiner Waldorf BA degree at Plymouth University, and Alan Swindell acting on behalf of the Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship, has now successfully completed the initial stages of preparation.
The protection and development of rural culture and the safeguarding of regional structures are among the highest held principles of biodynamic farming.
A letter from the Robert Karp, Executive Director Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association concerning of an historic effort to bring about the proper labeling of foods containing GMOs.
Caroline Tisdall talks to Miranda Sawyer. 25 years after the death of the German artist Joseph Beuys, Miranda Sawyer
Taking inspiration form the collection of Joseph Beuys’s “blackboards” – created in 1980 during a visit to Perugia and currently hosted
A new permanent exhibition about Johann Wolfgang von Goethe will open at the Goethe National Museum in Weimar for the 263rd birthday of the poet on August 28th 2012.
The UK Biodynamic Association (BDA) is proud to be launching the first ever on-line, fully accredited distance learning course in Biodynamic Agriculture – Principles and Practices. The program has been developed and will be run by the BDA’s Biodynamic Agricultural College (BDAC) located in Forest Row, East Sussex, England.
The European Alliance of Initiatives for Applied Anthroposophy/ELIANT has handed over more than a million signatures to the European Commission in Brussels as part of its campaign to improve the legal framework for safeguarding the position of anthroposophical services and products.
From Lucrezia De Domizio Durini's excellent book 'The Spirituality of Joseph Beuys'. Beuys: 'They speak of the idea of 'Utopia' as something completely negative. But there are other people who use this word differently, and they sometimes feel the need to speak of a 'concrete Utopia', when they want to make it plain that they are interested in a long term project for a possible reality, or a
Patrick Holden, the country’s leading spokesman on organic food and farming, will be giving the Keynote Address at the Biodynamic Autumn Conference in November. As Patron of the Biodynamic Association, he will be speaking about the ‘Future of Food and Sustainable Agriculture in the 21st Century’ and will outline the strategy being employed by the new Sustainable Food Trust including how converting to biodynamics will help ensure a secure and sustainable food supply.
The proposal from a British Waldorf school to obtain free school status has been approved to go forward to opening by the UK Department for Education in the latest round of applications.
At Axolotl, 35, Dundas Street, Edinburgh (www.axolotl.co.uk).starting 5th August 2011 until 5th September 2011 'Richard Demarco and Joseph Beuys – On the Road to Meikle Seggie'. Richard Demarco collaborated with Joseph Beuys over a period of 16 years (from 1970 to 1986) after first meeting him in Düsseldorf.
Rainer Rappmann is bringing his presentation 'Under the Hare & Sun - An evening with Rainer Rappmann' to Stroud Valleys Artspace, England on 27th October, 2011. This will be an exceptional chance to encounter the work of Joseph Beuys and to hear Rappmann before he moves on to the Museum of Wales, Cardiff to take part in the programme of events surrounding a major exhibition on Beuys and the Celtic Fringe. Taking part in a three-day Action with Joseph Beuys in the 1980s, author Rainer Rappmann has dedicated his life to promoting and extending the work of this iconic 20th-century artist. The ideas and ideals behind Beuys’ Free International University (FIU) live on today through the internationally renown FIU Press, founded by Rappmann. He co-founded and taught at the Free School Achberg (Waldorf School) and the Achberg Beuys Symposium. With his intimate knowledge of Beuys’ work, Rainer Rappmann is bringing to Stroud an evening of films, photos and talk around Joseph Beuys’ ideas on Social Sculpture. This evening has been initiated by Worth Attention and Simon Ryder.
In biodynamic and organic agriculture it is held that animals should be left as they are. The removal of the horns of cows is not allowed in farming which follows the Demeter guidelines; they stipulate that cows must be allowed to keep their horns. The founder of biodynamic agriculture, Rudolf Steiner, pointed out as long ago as 1924 in a lecture at the Koberwitz estate in Silesia that horns should be considered as an important organ and that they were connected with the metabolism.
I am very pleased to write that 'Goethe Girl' has kindly given me permission to include entries from her excellent blog site. Among the scholarly subjects on which Goethe Girl is working are the pre-Kantian sublime in German letters and "world literature." The latter was a term Goethe began to use in the 1820s. Click to read more...