Screening |Strategy: Get Arts (1970) and in conversation with Alexander Hamilton

Photograph by George Oliver

Location: Edinburgh College of Art, Main Building, West Court, 74 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9DF

Date: Thursday 25 October 2018, 5.15pm

In the late summer of 1970, Edinburgh College of Arts acted as the venue for a ground-breaking exhibition entitled Strategy: Get Arts, curated by Professor Richard Demarco, which featured Joseph Beuys, as well as other now canonical figures of post-1945 art such as Gerhard Richter, Blinky Palermo, Sigmar Polke and G√ľnter Uecker.

This hour-long documentary, featuring archive photographs by George Oliver of this important event, takes the form of an interview between the artist (a Chair of SSHoP) Alexander Hamilton (an assistant during the exhibition) and Dr Christian Weikop, Senior Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary German Art. The screening of the film will be preceded by a brief introduction.

Join us for the film, glass of wine and discussion about this remarkable exhibition – amazing images by the photographer George Oliver.

More details can be found on the ECA website.

Photograph by George Oliver

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