Audio Arts Volume 2 Number 1. William Furlong, R. Buckminster Fuller, Joseph Beuys.
Audio Arts Volume 2 Number 1
Audio Arts Volume 2 Number 1

Audio Arts Volume 2 Number 1

London: Audio Arts (Eo Epso Ltd.), 1975.

Cassette in case with folded J-card. Vol. 2 No. 1. NM. Lectures by philosopher and polymath R. Buckminster Fuller at Art Net and by German artist Joseph Beuys, both recorded in November 1974. From Furlong's notes:

Side 1: This thirty minute extract from a lecture lasting nearly two hours serves both as an introduction to some of the fundamental concepts behind Fuller's arguments and a unique opportunity to witness the development of his ideas as he speaks.

Side 2: An exhibition called Art into Society, Society into Art took place as the main feature of German Month held at the I.C.A. during November 1974. Christos M. Joachimedes, a German Art critic suggested the original concept for the exhibition which presented aspects of German preoccupation with the relationships between art ideology and politics. Far from being a 'passive' retrospective exhibition of art works, the intention declared by the colloquium, set up by the co-organizers; Christos J. Joachimedes, Norman Rosenthal and the artists participating, was to be an 'active' event with the artists, if possible, being present. Against this background Joseph Beuys attended and spent the time holding lecture/discussions mainly about his proposed "Free International School for Creativity and Interdisciplinary Research." From many hours of tape it was decided to focus on specific themes within the discussions and to present these as separate bands.

Audio Arts was a very early cassette magazine launched in the UK in 1973 by Barry Barker and sculptor William Furlong to spread the radical ideas of contemporary artists and composers. Issues are rare. Item #140940256

Price: $250.00