Art's Ped(ago)gies

John Baldacchino

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    Organised around ten theses, this two-part essay sustains that art education’s viability comes from the autonomous specificity of art and the singularity of education. It rejects schooled art while it asserts art as a form of unlearning. As unlearning, art education is an agôn where pedagogy ties desire to knowledge. This reveals the fallacy of education as a system of coherent necessities. Art’s autonomy means that art emerges and approaches the world as a dialectical state of affairs, where art and education become moments of hegemony. Yet hegemony will only prevail if its contingent conditions are preserved within a universality of particulars. This is only attained when art and education are sustained as empty signifiers that reject the myths of measure and correspondence.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWhat is Art Education? After Deleuze & Guattari
    EditorsJan Jagodzinski
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
    Number of pages74
    ISBN (Electronic)9781137481276
    ISBN (Print)9781137481269
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

    Publication series

    NameEducation, Psychoanalysis, and Social Transformation
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan


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