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ERIC Number: EJ1173750
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0260-1370
An Art Museum in the Interest of Publicness: A Discussion of Educational Strategies at Tate Exchange
Christensen-Scheel, Boel
International Journal of Lifelong Education, v37 n1 p103-119 2018
Influenced by needs to legitimise large collections and the position as public institutions, art museums today are searching to develop rigorous public strategies in order to increase numbers of visitors and public impact. Education is part of those strategies, and the need to discuss art education in relation to publicness and criticality arises. Through a discussion of the educational strategies at Tate Modern's programme Tate Exchange, the difference between public strategies and educational turns will be put forward, indicating an art museum 'in the interest of publicness'. The art museum 'in the interest of publicness' takes Gert Biesta's pedagogical perspectives as point of departure, where the need to acknowledge the subject-situated character of learning is balanced with the need to create a pedagogical framework based on art discourse. In this article, the relation between educational and spatial strategies is tied to the possibility for developing new and more involved publics. Further, the educational turn is described as a renewed awareness in contemporary art and curating towards a broader and more inclusive art communication, where art itself might contribute to develop educational programmes for museums from the perspective of social and artistic research, rather than income and political legitimation.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (London)
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