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Re: RE: Visual Culture art ed questions


From: Esa Tipton (tmtartseducation_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon May 06 2002 - 13:30:51 PDT

I think Crispin Satwell in "teaching Non-Western
Aesthetics" states the nature of VCAE perfectly - that
"modernism with its systematic purgation of
extra-artistic content, with its formalism and its
attack on pleasure and interest and desire, with its
abstraction, atonality and self-reference, is defined
by its exclusions." "Western aesthetics is the only
tradition that performs this particular set of

VCAE calls for a "broader definition of art, one that
makes art a way of making or experiencing things
rather than a set of objects or genres or geniuses or

It is not an overlay to DBAE execept for people who
are putting their toes in the water and afraid to jump
in. It is a paradigm shift in the way we see, think,
and cognate.


--- wrote:
>   In Duncum's recent writing VCAE would seem to
> overlay DBAE; adding a little and revising a
>   little. The major additions and revisions seem to
> be:
>   1 a focus on Image-as-Text
>   2 expansion of the canon beyond fine art to
> include commercial media and popular culture
>   where ever benefit (ecnomic or social
> profit)accrues in a zero-sum (un-balanced or winner
>   take all) manner.
>   3 the use of semiotic "critique" derived from
> Chapman's question to explor and examine the
>   "visual culture" as represented by 1 and 2 above.
>   Visual Literacy and Vision appear to be possible
> extensions coming from outside the NAEA

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