Visual Culture as a Strategic Approach to Art Production in Education

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The concept of visual culture challenges tradtitional approaches to art production in education. Art education lacks adequate concepts for understanding contemporary productive processes. The article suggests that the theoretical framework for the productive process should be reconsidered. Visual culture as a strategic approach focuses on conditions surrounding viewing rather than on the substance of aesthetic objects A new termonology is needed for use in student and teacher dialogue. The article presents a model for teaching art production bases on a visual culture approach to visual arts and mass media. This approach differentiates between and elaborates on dimensions of 'pictorial logic', 'production strategies', 'concepts thematizing' and 'reflexive positioning'.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Education Through Art
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

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