Can Art Be Taught?
October 27, 2014 § Leave a comment
In this lecture with spencer we discussed James Elkins- types of knowing and whether art can be taught… I didn’t Write a lot on this lecture but I found it really intestine.
Spencer Roberts- 27/10/14
Can art be taught?
James Elkins and types of knowing
-Sees artistic knowledge and understanding as the best knowledge you can have but completely impractical outside of a studio
(What becomes really important in a crit session- is about finding a balance- cant look at it rationally- people shouldn’t look at it like a rational conversation)
-Why art cant be taught/artists with PhD’s
-Freedom in arts education
-Bauhaus- 1919-1933- after 1933 you start to get much more overlap between disciplines
-Studio based conversations don’t reach an ultimate end- drift from topic to topic- informal- things related to your work
-Not coming to terms with a range of fundamental difficulties- the conversation somehow reflects what is going on in art itself
- Art as an open concept- art endlessly changes
- Might result in some kind of growth