Prof. em. Dr sc. tc. h.c. Bazon Brock

Bazon Brock is emeritus Professor of Aesthetics and Cultural Education at the Bergische Universität in Wuppertal, Germany. Additional professorships at Hamburg University of Fine Arts (1965–1976) and the University of Applied Arts, Vienna (1977–1980). In 1992 he was awarded an honorary doctorate at ETH (Swiss Federal Institute for Technology, Zurich) and in 2012 at the Hochschule für Gestaltung, Karlsruhe. Since 2014 he is Honorary Professor for Prophecy at HBKsaar (University of Arts Saar), Saarbrücken and in 2016 he got the Von der Heydt-Prize of the city of Wuppertal. He developed the method of “Action Teaching”, in which the seminar hall becomes a place for staging oneself and others. From 1968 until 1992 he launched the documenta-schools for visitors. In 2009 visitor school for the exhibition “60 Jahre. 60 Werke” (60 Years. 60 Works) at the Martin-Gropius building, Berlin. For a period of eleven years he presented the show “Bilderstreit – Kunst im Gespräch” (debating pictures – conversations about art) on the 3sat TV station. Approximately 2500 events; for example: Wa(h)re Kunst (true/tradable art). Der Museumsshop als Wunderkammer (museum shop as chamber of wonders, since 1994 in 18 cities); Lustmarsch durchs Theoriegelände (cheerful march through theoretical territory, 2006, in eleven museums); Tag der Weltzivilisierung (day of world civilization, 24/11/2007 & 2008); numerous collaborations with Joseph Beuys, Nam June Paik, Friedensreich Hundertwasser and Wolf Vostell. From 2010-2013 he implemented courses for professional citizens at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (Rector: Peter Sloterdijk). Institutes: Labor für Universalpoesie und Prognostik (laboratory of universal poetry and prognosis), Büro für Evidenzkritik (office of evidential criticism), Institut für theoretische Kunst (faculty of theoretical art), Institut für Rumorologie/Gerüchteverbreitung (faculty of rumourology / spreading of rumours), Denkerei/für Arbeit an unlösbaren Problemen und Maßnahmen der hohen Hand (society for working on unsolveable problems and measures of higher authority). See: His most recent publications:
Lustmarsch durchs Theoriegelände – Musealisiert Euch! (cheerful march through theoretical territory, book & DVD, 2008); Mann mit Mission (man with a mission, 12 DVDs, 2010); (Ed., with Peter Sloterdijk): Der Profi-Bürger (2011), Theoreme: Er lebte, liebte, lehrte und starb. Was hat er sich dabei gedacht? (2017).


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