'Deeper, Quicker': Critical consciousness in the art gallery

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


Abstract: This paper shares our findings from a study of the 'Art Gallery and Museum Hack', a new methodical, analytical, pedagogical and interventionist strategy we have designed to uncover and disrupt unseen meanings in museums and art galleries. While we have chosen to focus on art galleries as spaces to encourage questioning and defiance, the Hack has implications far beyond their realm. The realm upon which we focus matters because galleries are pedagogically active and highly trusted, yet they are all too problematically maintaining the status quo by instilling in us, an acceptance of dominant visions of what culture and aesthetics are, as well as who we are. The Hacks are means to re-read by reading beyond, to re-see by uncovering the unseen, and to re-engage by placing ourselves into the narrative of the museum, and challenging its authority to name, shape, and mobilise our world.
Period29 May 2018
Event title37th Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education Annual Conference
Event typeConference
Conference number37
LocationRegina, Canada, SaskatchewanShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational