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ERIC Number: EJ777025
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0742-1656
Dissolving the Boundaries: Postmodern Art and Art Therapy
Alter-Muri, Simone; Klein, Linda
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v24 n2 p82-86 2007
This brief report discusses the relevance of postmodern art to contemporary art therapy practice. Postmodernism is defined by art that breaks or blurs the boundaries between product and process, individual and group creation, and artist and viewer. A discussion of contemporary artists who use a postmodern framework, including Anselm Kiefer, Jenny Holzer, Nakahashi Katsushige and others, is provided as an example for how postmodernism may be applied to art therapy. A postmodernist perspective informs a multifaceted therapeutic approach which negotiates the border between individual integrity and community values, blurs the distinction between home and studio, and validates all forms of image-creation with the overall purpose of healing and social empowerment. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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