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Byre World: Beuys

Wednesday 28 November, 7pm
Free (Ticketed)
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The School of Modern Languages, in collaboration with The Byre Theatre, offers an exciting programme of events drawn from literature, film and cultures across world. Showcasing some of the cutting-edge research currently being carried out by the School of Modern Languages, we bring together artists, filmmakers, writers and academics in celebration and contemplation of exactly what it is that brings us together – languages! All events are open to university staff and students and the general public.

 

Beuys (dir. Andres Veiel, 2017) 

Screened in partnership with the Goethe-Institut and Fokus: Films from Germany

 

Winner of Best Documentary at the 2018 German Film Awards, Andres Veiel’s Beuys (2017) tells the story of Germany’s most influential and controversial postwar artist, Joseph Beuys. With his actions and performances, Beuys wanted to show the social and transformative power of art – using previously unseen footage, Beuys offers a unique portrait of the man and the artist, highlighting his extraordinary political commitment. If Beuys’s ideas seemed ahead of their time, Andres Veiel shows their new significance for today. Beuys 

comes to the Byre for its UK premiere and will be followed by a Q&A.