What Happens When We Ask, "What Is Art?"
Jeffers, Carol S., Art Education
In the debate over what is art, Goodman (1977) challenged aestheticians, critics, and others to re-think conceptions and redirect discourse using the question, "When is art?"(emphasis added). This led to new explorations of institutional contexts and the promulgation of institutional theories of art. Rajchman (1985) declared that in these postmodern times, the question is not what or when is art, but rather "who are we in all of this?" Such a question raises issues involving alienation, voyeurism, viewer-artist relationships, and interactive dialogue in and through art. Dissanayake (1988) and Anderson (1995) advocate the use of the question, "What is art for?"(emphasis added), as it can …
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Publication information: Article title: What Happens When We Ask, "What Is Art?". Contributors: Jeffers, Carol S. - Author. Magazine title: Art Education. Volume: 52. Issue: 1 Publication date: January 1999. Page number: 40+. © National Art Education Association Mar 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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