When Sign Meets De-Sign: Can Art be Taught?

  • Spencer Roberts (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


The encounter between artistic practice and institutional education is generative of a number of tensions concerning conceptual, experiential and material ways of understanding the world. Using James Elkins’ Why Art Cannot be Taught: A Handbook for Art Students (2001) as a point of provocation, this lecture explores education in the arts from a Deleuzian perspective, addressing the institutionalisation of artistic practice, the primacy of material thinking and the character of artistic research.
Period12 Nov 2016
Held atUniversity of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionRegional