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ERIC Number: EJ897650
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3541
The Condition of Art Education: Critical Visual Art Education [CVAE] Club, Winter 2010
Hausman, Jerome; Ploof, John; Duignan, James; Brown, W. Keith; Hostert, Nicholas
Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, v51 n4 p368-374 Sum 2010
Artist Ad Reinhardt's 1991 prediction of the "Future of Art" can be interpreted as the condition of art education in 2010. He writes, "The next revolution will see the emancipation of the university academy of art from its market-place fantasies and its emergence as a center of consciousness and conscience." The focus in the fields of art and art education has increasingly turned toward the social as well as aesthetic aspects of experience. Creating and responding to art in the context of people's everyday lives has become a dominant center of art practices. Art educators should recognize these shifts and work collectively to realize one's strengths and responsibilities as everyone grapples with the complexities of art in society. In an effort to move beyond previously defined disciplinary boundaries, this document strives to confront art education's moment of crisis; a crisis that stems from instability in public education, economic uncertainty, the impact of No Child Left Behind, standardized testing, and technocratic forms of education. The Critical Visual Art Education (CVAE) Club argues for a collective, transdisciplinary process moving forward into a new era of art education. In this document, CVAE identifies declarative statements that approach the field with inclusive examination of its past, present, and future. (Contains 1 figure and 2 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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