Film | Richard Demarco remembers Strategy: Get Arts fifty years on

Strategy: Get Arts was held in the summer of 1970 at Edinburgh College of Art. This ground-breaking exhibition was curated by Richard Demarco and featured works by Joseph Beuys, Gerhard Richter, Blinky Palermo, Sigmar Polke and Günter Uecker. 2020 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the exhibition.

Organised in collaboration with the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, it was held over three short weeks between 24 August and 12 September in 1970. It represented a new generation of artists from the ‘Düsseldorf school’, in the first contemporary exhibition of German art in the United Kingdom since 1938.

To mark the anniversary of exhibition, artist Richard Demarco gives us an insight to the origins and legacy of one of the most important exhibitions in the second half of the twentieth century.

Strategy: Get Arts (50th Anniversary)

Richard Demarco CBE contemplates the legacy of arguably one of the most important exhibitions to appear in Scotland,  Strategy: Get Arts. Film directed by Dr. Marco J Federici.

3 September 2020