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ERIC Number: EJ872015
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3125
The Aesthetic as a Process of Dialogical Interaction: A Case of Collective Art Praxis
Meban, Margaret
Art Education, v62 n6 p33-38 Nov 2009
In this article, the author highlights theoretical positions from the field of contemporary art that articulate the dialogical and relational aesthetic of contemporary socially-engaged art practices. To illustrate and examine the dimensions of such a social aesthetic in practice, the author shares the practice of Canadian artist, Julie Fiala, through a community project entitled "Lounging on Red Couches". Then, following a discussion of currents in art education that espouse elements of a dialogical and relational aesthetic, the author proposes that the social aesthetic emanating from the realm of contemporary art provides a useful theoretical framework for art education. The author concludes by highlighting key elements of a post-formal social aesthetic for art education. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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