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35 artists who broke the rules

SGA50 celebrates the 50th anniversary of 'Strategy: Get Arts' (SGA) a landmark exhibition held in 1970 in the main Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) building.

The work of 35 post-war artists from Düsseldorf, including Joseph Beuys, Gerhard Richter, Stefan Wewerka, Blinky Palermo, Klaus Rinke, and Günther Uecker, transformed the college into a ‘total work of art’.

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Günther Uecker rigging up his ‘banging door’ installation in studio C.03 (August 1970). Photo

Photo © George Oliver, and Günther Uecker. All rights reserved, DACS 2021.

Günther Uecker in his Sharp Corridor at ECA (August 1970). Photo

Photo © Monika Baumgartl, and Günther Uecker. All rights reserved, DACS 2021.

Student helpers and Düsseldorf SGA curator Jürgen Harten in front of Sigmar Polke’s paintings Solutions I-IV (1969). Photo

Photo © George Oliver, Richard Demarco Archive, National Galleries of Scotland, and The Estate of Sigmar Polke, Cologne/DACS 2021.

Adolf Luther’s Focusing Room in ECA studio E.10

Photo © George Oliver, and DACS 2021.

Peter Brüning’s Diversion paintings on north corridor, as seen across the Sculpture Court, with Ferdinand Kriwet’s banners

Photo © George Oliver, George Oliver Archive, National Galleries of Scotland, and DACS 2021.

Günter Weseler rigging up his Breathing Objects (1970) in studio E.11. Photo

Photo © George Oliver, George Oliver Archive, National Galleries of Scotland, and DACS 2021.