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.

Gert Biesta

Letting Art Teach. Art Education ‘after’ Joseph Beuys