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ERIC Number: EJ771202
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jan
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1071-4413
Art as Activism, Activism as Art
Dufour, Kirsten
Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, v24 n1-2 p157-167 Jan 2002
How can information and critique be introduced into an art project? What can art do? How can it position itself in society today? Since art is able to situate itself in new ways in different social and geographic setting, posing and investigating questions through its particular mode of meaning production, it is always trying to invent new forms by experimenting with new artistic strategies. By employing strategies that involve collaborations and communities, processes rather than products, artistic production in the social realm rather than in museums, artists are able to affect and challenge social realms beyond the specific context of art itself. Activism in art involves working outside of institutions, in public space, where one is capable of addressing and making use of many modes and forms of culture. In this article, Dufour describes two projects in which artists (herself included) have tried to collectively address the realities of contemporary social life through art production. (Contains 5 figures and 3 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Denmark