Beyond Sensationalism: Social Sculpture – An Expanded Concept of Art

“Shelley Sacks has added a new dimension to the visual arts in Britain, both through her own social sculpture projects, like Exchange Values, and, as Head of Art at Oxford Brookes University, in establishing the first ever centre for the research and study of ‘social sculpture’ – the Social Sculpture Research Unit. In this she has honoured the life and work of Joseph Beuys, which was focused on his concept of ‘social sculpture’ in its many and varied manifestations, and in which his roles as teacher and artist were also intertwined…”

– Prof. Richard Demarco OBE



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