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|March 8, 2011|
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In Wisconsin 25,000 people turned out for protest against Republican Governor Scott Walker's controversial proposal to strip most teachers and other public-sector workers of their collective bargaining rights. While comparisons between these demonstrations and nation-wide uprisings sweeping the Middle East and West Africa may seem superficial, gestures of solidarity have been expressed across nations. Demanding hirer levels of political efficacy from both universities and state representatives, teachers and students have aligned with global democratic impulses; from the simplest of signs "Walk like an Egyptian, Stand with Wisconsin" to the recent student sit-ins at the London School of Economics insisting the University return funds from a charity wing of the Gaddafi regime. See Art&Education News for more on these and other events affecting the state of arts and education.
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Art&Education Papers has published scholarly articles addressing broad range of concerns. With recent papers reflecting questions of location and it's relation to artistic production and reception. Yesomi Umolu's The Void as Dedication: Proceeding from a Space of Transgression to Veneration asked how the 'space or architecture' of an exhibition is conceptualized in artistic, curatorial and institutional practices and their subsequent limitations. While Chet Domitz Mary Heilmann's Horizon embarked on a critical mapping of the role of biographical geographies in the artist's approach to painting.
Denise Frimer's Pedagogical Paradigms: Documenta's Reinvention investigates the way in which contemporary art exhibition have contributed to the development of progressive alternative educational institution in. The article examines the history of this international exhibition focusing on various forms of socially engaged artistic practices that draw on the discursive, participatory and collaborative in pedagogical initiatives. Addressing the ways in which education and contemporary artistic practices can challenge the conventional academy and form mediation towards the cultural production of globalization.
Lena Thodoropoulou's Dealing with a Paradox, considers the creation of unexpected actions in the context of an urban environment. The path that is being followed though is not the one that would lead to the construction of a definition of unexpectedness. Emphasis is placed on the distinction between the creations of unexpected actions as conveyors of instabilities – causing the provocation of basic social structures - and unexpectedness as an element of surprise – incidents or behaviors that do not form part of an individual's or society's' sphere of knowledge. The main purpose is to present unexpectedness as an action that cannot be analyzed as a whole through language, its force laying in the fact that it cannot be captured.
Call for Papers
A free contributor-driven platform, A&E Papers seeks to expand publication opportunities for art historians, theorists, curators, and artists, and to make papers more easily available to the public. As A&E Papers continues to grow, we are reiterating our call for new and existing scholarly articles from around the world. Texts should be research-based articles pertaining to art history or contemporary art, and can be culled from conference papers, seminar papers, dissertation chapters, etc. We ask that you submit pieces anywhere from 2,000 to approximately 7,500 words and include a 100 word abstract and full contact information (or publication information for previously published texts). All submissions are welcome and will be considered for publication on the website. Please submit articles by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.