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ERIC Number: EJ781619
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1476-8062
Educating Art in a Globalizing World. The University of Ideas: A Sociological Case-Study
Gielen, Pascal
International Journal of Art & Design Education, v25 n1 p5-15 Feb 2006
In 1999, the Italian Arte Povera artist Michelangelo Pistoletto and other artists laid the foundations of The University of Ideas (UNIDEE), an exceptional international artist-in-residence programme with a strong ideological foundation. As a sociologist of culture I had the opportunity to do research in the huge organization for a month by doing participant observation, in-depth interviews and discourse analysis. In this article the educational programme of UNIDEE is interpreted in sociological terms. First of all it will be contextualized in the artistic work of Michelangelo Pistoletto through his concept of the mirror and his a-modern idea of "The Minus Artist". In the second part Pistoletto's artistic, political and economic movement Cittadellarte, in which UNIDEE is based, will be described. Finally UNIDEE will be analysed as a model for art education on the border of modernity attempting to redefine the position of art and of the artist in a globalizing world.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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