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ERIC Number: EJ1168262
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1541-1796
Ethical Tensions in Prison Art Education
Ruyter, Mia
Teaching Artist Journal, v15 n3-4 p135-137 2017
This essay urges artists who teach in jails and prisons to reflect on the ethics and responsibilities of working with incarcerated people, creating artwork, and engaging social justice issues. It draws on recent controversies surrounding artists who make artworks that address political issues but are perceived by some to be appropriating the suffering of others for personal gain. Teaching artists, the essay suggests, may want to give priority to their incarcerated students, refrain from making work that claims to represent those who are incarcerated, and instead focus their artwork on the ways in which their own experiences of teaching in prisons have transformed them personally.
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Language: English
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