Letting Art Teach. Art Education ‘after’ Joseph Beuys
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