ERIC Number: EJ1047462
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
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).
Descriptors: Art, Art Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Socialization, Learning Theories, Community
National Art Education Association. 1916 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 703-860-8000; Fax: 703-860-2960; Web site: http://www.arteducators.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Texas