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Title: Establishing art practice as research at the University of Malta [Editorial]
Authors: Vella, Raphael
Keywords: Art -- Study and teaching -- Malta
Art -- Research -- Malta
University of Malta
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: University of Malta. Faculty of Education
Citation: Vella, R. (2014). Establishing art practice as research at the University of Malta [Editorial]. Malta Review of Educational Research, 8(2), 198-200.
Abstract: This special edition of the the Malta Review of Educational Research (MRER) focuses on an area of scholarship that is, by its very nature, very unstable. Locating the role of contemporary artistic practices within a variety of university-based research paradigms is not a straightforward process because the field of contemporary art is itself quite complex, heterogenous, context-specific and prone to change. While research in most other academic disciplines (such as medicine) is also prone to constant revisions on the basis of thorough experimentation, fieldwork and scientific scrutiny, contemporary art often deliberately defies or challenges expectations and preconceptions, making any assessment of creative or epistemological ‘results’ more difficult. Art today often questions its own criteria, hierarchies, conventions and, to some extent, its own relevance and existence in a society that is increasingly dominated by homogenising, consumer-driven notions of ‘value’. In a very real sense, art can only critique this homogeneity by maintaining a condition of instability.
ISSN: 17269725
Appears in Collections:MRER, Volume 8, Issue 2
MRER, Volume 8, Issue 2
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