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feltcoverThursday, October 27, time 7pm
Frontier Cafe, 14 Maine St., Mill 3, Fort Andross, Brunswick, ME October 27th

Artists in Context, in partnership with the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance, will host a OneBook Book Club with author Chris Thompson on his recently published book Felt. The book centers on the highly publicized yet famously inconclusive 1982 meeting between German artist Joseph Beuys and the Dalai Lama.

From the Powell's Books page:

Felt provides a nonlinear look at the engagement of the postwar avant-garde with Eastern spirituality, a context in which the German artist Joseph Beuys appears as an uneasy shaman. Centered on a highly publicized yet famously inconclusive 1982 meeting between Beuys and the Dalai Lama, arranged by the Dutch artist Louwrien Wijers, Chris Thompson explores the interconnections among Beuys, the Fluxus movement, and Eastern philosophy and spiritual practice.

"In the end, Felt is a letter lovingly recounting the often fragile moments in which artists have put themselves on the line to try to bring about a transformation in the human spirit. Thompson’s answer to his own question—‘what happens when nothing happens?’—seems to be, quite a lot." —Andrew Murphie, co-author of Culture and Technology

The OneBook discussion will be held at the Frontier in Brunswick, ME and all readers are invited to a reception and talk back with the author.

Stay tuned for more information.