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ERIC Number: EJ875591
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3541
Postmetaphysical Vision: Art Education's Challenge in an Age of Globalized Aesthetics (A Mondofesto)
Jagodzinski, Jan
Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, v49 n2 p147-160 2008
The "Studies in Art Education Invited Lecture" is presented at the annual meeting of the National Art Education Association. Each year the presenter is elected from a highly competitive group of nominated scholars by the "Studies in Art Education" Editorial Board. In 2007, the lecture was presented by Professor Jan Jagodzinski, University of Alberta. Professor Jagodzinski has published widely and is recognized for his provocative critique of culture and society. His writings address issues associated with Lacanian psychoanalysis, ethics, politics, the environment, and sexuality and gender among others. In the 2007 lecture, featured here, he discusses "designer capitalism," which he defines as a "society of control," where the freedom of movement and the ability of free choice have become illusionary democratic privileges. He provides a broad philosophical "figural sketch"--a "mondofesto" for a postmetaphysical art and its education in a digitalized teletechnological society of control based on the need to engage the "new media" of recording and playback. He cites the need to meet Walter Benjamin's (1980) demand that "the present alienated corporeal sensorium be undone through "new technologies" so as to encounter the psychic, environmental, and social ecologies that produce us as subjects." (Contains 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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