ERIC Number: EJ1225211
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
"I Shall Be Several"--Cuban Socially Engaged Art Projects as "Author Pedagogies"
Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, v60 n3 p186-202 2019
In this article, I examine two case studies of socially engaged art projects led by Cuban artists René Francisco Rodríguez and Lázaro Saavedra in the 1990s in Havana, Cuba. These professional artist--educators began defining curricula, art-based methodologies, and practices within tertiary art education in Cuba, re-enunciating their role of civic responsibility in society. Collaborative artistic proposals then emerged as forms of learning, encouraging problem-solving strategies when interacting with communities in situ and with the public, which I term "author pedagogies." First, I analyze the Cuban sociopolitical scenario that led to the birth of these socially engaged art (SEA) projects, considering their relations with the neo-avant-garde and the expanded notion of art. Second, I examine the modus operandi of SEA projects, aided by Mikhail Bakhtin's dialogical and carnivalesque notions, among others. These approaches demonstrate the significance of these author pedagogies in understanding "thyself" as a form of "another" transcultural subject.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizen Participation, Art, Artists, Art Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Postsecondary Education, Creativity
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Cuba