Remaining the same

Dean Hughes

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The majority of pedagogic approaches to artistic practice rely upon changeand difference as an agency giving value. Discursive thinking and theproduction of options are still the preeminent methodology of thecontemporary art school. The populism of Donald Barthelme’s 1987 essay“Not Knowing” within current debates centering around approaches to post-studio or inter-medial artistic practice suggest that creative diversification is analmost unquestionable point of departure for current pedagogies. My researchand artistic work over the past 15 years has been to try and chip away at thesonority of change as an approach to creativity. What is the differencebetween a creativity based on restriction as opposed to change? What woulda pedagogy based upon extreme restriction of options look like? This papersuggests that artistic limitation can provide a basis for a more plausibleaccount of creative endeavor within the contemporary art schoo
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationfine art practice research and education across europe
Subtitle of host publicationparadox
Place of Publicationgranada
Publisheruniversity of granada
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-0-9897361-0-7
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sep 2013

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