Tuesday 6 February, 1pm
Gert Biesta is one of the most important theorists working in educational discourse today. He has defended the unique value of education against economic rationalisation and its normalisation through the ‘language of learning’ in key works such as Beyond Learning (2006), Good Education in the Age of Measurement (2010) and The Beautiful Risk of Education (2014). In his book Letting Art Teach: Art Education After Joseph Beuys (2017), Biesta argues against the reduction of art and education to the instrumental logics of the market that currently dominate educational discourse and policy. Rather, for Biesta, the teaching of art education enables students to have a unique dialogue with world.
This keynote address is part of the 10th anniversary celebrations of DIT GradCam, The Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media.
To enable a broader discussion on these ideas three art educators from three different art institutions have been invited to respond to the presentation. They are Dr. Brian Fay (DIT), Prof. Brian Hand (NCAD), Dr. Tina Kinsella (IADT). The discussion will be chaired by Dr. Sharon Todd (Maynooth University). In addition introductory presentations will be delivered by Dr Noel Fitzpatrick (DIT) and Dr Glenn Loughran (DIT).
Free. To book a place please go to: eventbrite.ie/e/letting-art-teach
Letting Art Teach: Art Education ‘After’ Joseph Beuys | Prof. Gert Biesta Lecture at The Hugh Lane