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ERIC Number: EJ868015
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3541
Artmaking, Subjectivity, and Signification
Walker, Sydney
Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, v51 n1 p77-91 2009
Drawing upon Lacanian psychoanalytic theory, neuroscience brain research, and the practices of contemporary artists Ann Hamilton, Jasper Johns, Elizabeth Murray, and Oliver Herring, this article argues for the relevance of conscious and unconscious knowledge in artistic practice. Parallels drawn between Lacanian psychoanalytic clinical practice and artistic practice demonstrate a meaningful interdisciplinary alliance forged through a shared interest in conferring agency on the unconscious. The description of a recent graduate art education course, designed around artistic practices with conscious and unconscious knowledge, strongly exemplifies the pedagogical implications of the foregoing investigation. (Contains 4 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A