An Imaginary Conversation Questioning the Institution of Art
Collaborative work with
Helena Loução and Joana Guarda
The author Joseph Kosuth wrote many essays, and one of them inspired the creation of an imaginary conversation [written in the editorial book below].
In "Teaching to Learn" essay, Joseph Kosuth expresses how important it is to question the education of art and understand "why" and “how" it occurs. From his point of view, art education should motivate critical thinking in the students' minds. Moreover, the learning process should work both ways: the student learns with the teacher, and the teacher learns with the student. Similarly to Kosuth, many other artists and authors, from different times and backgrounds, have questioned the education of art and design.
Motivated to understand how would these different theories work side by side, we decided to select and compile some of the different thinkers' thoughts, in one book as if they were all together, having a conversation, in one single common place.
The referred art education theorists:
Gunnar Swanson, Stuart Bailey, László Moholy-Nagy, Anthony Fraushaug, Milton Glaser,
Katherine McCoy, Glenn Adamson, Andrew Blauvelt, Louis Danziger, Joseph Beuys and Olga Viso
Poster / Teaser
Photography by Helena Loução