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ERIC Number: EJ1047462
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3125
Social Engagements with Contemporary Art: Connecting Theory with Practice
Leake, Maria D.
Art Education, v67 n5 p23-30 Sep 2014
In this article, Leake is arguing for the relevance of contemporary art as a way to bridge the gap between theory and practice in the spaces of art education. Graeme Sullivan develops a similar argument in his "Studies" article, "The Art of Research." Where Leake looks to possibilities for contemporary art as it is presented in museums, Sullivan reminds us that contemporary art is, in itself, a form of research. Both converge when discussing the power of contemporary networked technologies, seeing potential in data visualization (Sullivan) and social media (Leake). This convergence, if channeled in a productive manner, can provide artists and educators with the ability to harness the "power of discourse and social interactions" (Leake, p. 25).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
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