InSEA SEMINAR- Art Education: Conflicts and Connections, Malta 9-11 October 2019
For decades, art education and artistic practices have interacted with ethical and political questions. The political is often conceived in conflictual terms: separatisms, ethnic, religious or sexual discriminations, immigration issues and border controls, conflicting interpretations of climate change. Politics is a contested space where different interests cross paths. Art and education cannot avoid interrogating these paths but in what ways is their approach to political struggles and ethical dilemmas characterised by a different agenda? How do they propose healthy critiques and forms of connective thinking, reminding us of the forgotten? In this InSEA Seminar we explore art education as an undertaking that draws our attention to cultural tensions and also helps to mould new agencies and meeting places, redefining itself as a social process that not only produces new artefacts but engages directly with living relations.
E-PUBLICATION 'ART EDUCATION: CONFLICTS AND CONNECTIONS' DOI: 10.24981/M2019
Venue: MUZA, The Malta National Community Art Museum. Address: MUZA, Merchants Street, Valletta, Malta. Dates: 9-11 October 2019
Organizing Institution: University of Malta
Co-Organizers: MUZA, InSEA European Regional Council; IMAE : International Masters Artist Educator-ArtEZ University of Arts, Arnhem The Netherlands; InSEA affiliate organisation APECV: Art Teachers Association , Portugal.
Organizing Committee: Raphael Vella ( Malta) ; Charmaine Zammit ( Malta) ; Angela Saldanha ( PT); Maja Maksimovic ( Serbia); Hester Elzermann ( The Netherlands); Teresa- Torres de Eca (PT); Celia Ferreira ( PT) ; John Johnston (The Netherlands).
InSEA Executive officers: Glen Coutts (Finland);Teresa Torres de Eça (Portugal); Rita Irwin (Canada); Jim Sanders (USA); Samia ElShaik (Egypt); Steve Willis (USA).European world Councillors: Susan Coles (UK) and Gabriella Pataky ( Hungary) ; InSEA Europe Regional Council: Peter Gregory ( UK); Ernst Wagner ( Germany); Angela Saldanha (PT); Leena Hannoula ( Finland); Maria Letsiou ( Greece); Victoria Pavlou ( Cyprus);
Invited Scholars: Dennis Atkinson (UK); Carl-Peter Buschkuhle ( Germany); Isabelle Gatt ( Malta)
Hosted by the Department of Arts, Open Communities and Adult Education at the Faculty of Education, University of Malta, this InSEA Seminar welcomes contributions from educators, arts practitioners and art education researchers.