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ERIC Number: EJ871979
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3125
"Identity in Flux": Exploring the Work of Nikki S. Lee
Allison, Amanda
Art Education, v62 n1 p25-31 Jan 2009
Identity is a vital topic for discussion, exploration, and discovery in the art classroom. The artwork of Nikki S. Lee provides an opportunity for students to begin reformulating their notions about selfhood. The work of Nikki S. Lee is significant because it blends documentary, fashion, and staged and unstaged photography to allow viewers to expand their thinking of the nature of art. The controversies and criticisms surrounding her work force one to rethink his/her notion of identity and the "other." This article presents a unit that allows students to: (1) explore, describe, and reflect upon their multiple identities and roles; (2) develop an understanding of the work of Lee that will enable them to expand and refine their notions about identity; and (3) explore issues of representation in documentary photography. This article also presents instructional activities where students investigate Self Expression the artworks of Nikki S. Lee. (Contains 2 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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