We are glad to inform You about an upcoming open lecture in the Department of Art Education expanding upon the topic “Perspectives on art education in today’s global economy”.

Lecturers: Tomaž Zupančič, Professor at the Faculty of Education, University in Maribor, Slovenia
Jan van Boeckel, Professor in Art Pedagogy at the Faculty of Art and Culture, Estonian Academy of Arts

In our conversation we bring together the themes of art, art education and economy. Some people would hold that art is only worthwhile if it is completely interest-free (“l’art pour l’art”). But what happens when one engages with art for purposes that are external to its supposed own domain, for example when artmaking becomes an instrument to seek economic gains, to draw a spicy personal career plan or even to push society into a more sustainable direction? Is it still art then? And what are the implications of our views on this issue for the kind of art education we provide to young people?

Time: Wednesday 19 October, 12.30-14.30

Place: Estonian Academy of Arts,
Department of Art Education, Room 103, Suur-Kloostri 11, Tallinn

Info: Helen Arov (helen.arov@artun.ee)

Hope to see You soon!
Department of Art Education



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