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Beuys and Materiality – Emeritus Professor David Thomas

April 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This talk will examine the connection Joseph Beuys had to the materials he employed to construct artworks. Beuys appreciated that the…

Beuys and Materiality
This talk will examine the connection Joseph Beuys had to the materials he employed to construct artworks. Beuys appreciated that the manipulation of materials required knowing and feeling, consciousness and intuition.
Over his lifetime with amazing sensitivity and originality Beuys worked with a diverse range of materials and forms via his drawings, paintings, sculptural objects, and installations to generate readings and emotions and to pose questions about our humanity.
Yet beyond the concrete use of materials one of his key contributions to art and society was dealing with the non-material media through his practice, harnessing what one might term social energy or social action.

Emeritus Professor David Thomas
Emeritus Professor David Thomas is an artist and previously Professor of Fine Art (Painting,) in the RMIT School of Art. His work explores the contemplative function of painting, photopainting, and installation in the contemporary world, how new iterations of the monochrome tradition can address issues of the perception of time and space, complexity, knowing and feeling. He exhibits widely in Australia, Asia- Pacific and Europe.
Learn more: https://davidthomasartist.com.au/

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Date:
April 6
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2073551742804871/

Venue

37 Swanston Street,Melbourne,3000,AU
37 Swanston Street,Melbourne,3000,AU + Google Map