Art Practice as Research: Inquiry in the Visual Arts

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"F. Scott Fitzgerald famously said that the test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind and still retain the ability of function."

Substantially updated and revised, Art Practice as Research, Second Edition, presents a compelling theory that the creative and cultural inquiry undertaken by artists is a form of research. Sullivan argues that legitimate research goals can be achieved by choosing different methods than those offered by the social sciences. Artists emphasize ...

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Overview

"F. Scott Fitzgerald famously said that the test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind and still retain the ability of function."

Substantially updated and revised, Art Practice as Research, Second Edition, presents a compelling theory that the creative and cultural inquiry undertaken by artists is a form of research. Sullivan argues that legitimate research goals can be achieved by choosing different methods than those offered by the social sciences. Artists emphasize the role of the imaginative intellect in creating, criticizing and constructing knowledge that not only is new but also has the capacity to transform human understanding.

New to This Edition

Two new chapters explore debates surrounding art practice as research and projects undertaken within the art world, community, and institutional settings.

New expanded sections make reference to the work of more than 50 artist-researchers from countries such as Australia, Azerbaijan, China, Italy, Mexico, Pakistan, Serbia, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Documentation of a series of approaches (for instructors and students), grounded in art-making traditions unique to visual arts research, is included.

F. Scott Fitzgerald famously said that the test of a 'first- rate intelligence' is 'the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind and still retain the ability to function.'"

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Editorial Reviews

Dipti Desai
“Sullivan challenges our assumptions about what constitutes research practices and in doing so presents a ground-breaking analysis for visual arts practice as research. This compelling image-text book opens the possibilities for the construction of new forms of knowledge in our increasingly visual world.”
Pradeep Dhillon
“Sullivan provides a timely and excellent introduction to the emerging field of visual cognition and educational research.”
Jessica Hoffman Davis
“In this rich and layered reflection on visual arts practice as research, Graeme Sullivan launches a passionate and convincing case that rewrites the definitions of ‘art’ and ‘research’ as it unapologetically claims for the visual arts the respect and admiration of the academy.”
Rita L. Irwin
“Art Practice as Research is long overdue. Graeme Sullivan eloquently crafts a methodology text and articulates for contemporary visual artist-researchers how arts practices are, in fact, rich forms of research inquiry.”
Doug Blandy
“Sullivan’s text is an important addition to the literature associated with research, critical inquiry, and arts education. I wish that such a text would have been available at the time that I was working on my dissertation. I will recommend it to my graduate students and colleagues.”
Choice - W.S. Johnson
"Sullivan has writen a complex, closely reasoned, and very detailed dargument about a topic that, at first glance, seems superfluous to anyone who has ever had the good fortune to observe serious artists seriously engaged in making their art... Sullivan has created an excellent, even poetic, excercise in his own endeavor to share his understandings of the creative process."
Folkert Haanstra
"I can recommend Sullivan's book for those who want a thorough overview of the field of inquiry in the visual arts. It is well structured and Sullivan presents many examples toillustrate his arguments."
Patricia M. Hancock
"Art Practice As Research is encyclopedic in depth and scope of material supporting the author's vital thesis, and the vision of studio art as fully acknowledged academic research, may be elusive as the dragonfly."
Susan Paterson
"The book eloquently explains research practices found in the art studio and argues that visual art research is grounded in the practices that come from art itself. This profound and visionary book . . . is an essential text for every research student of art and art education in art schools and schools of education."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412905350
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/28/2004
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Graeme is Director of the School of Visual Arts, Penn State University, and Professor of Art Education. He is the former Chair of the Department of Arts and Humanities, Teachers College, Columbia University. He received both his Ph D and MA in Art Education from The Ohio State University. Since the early 1990s his research has involved an ongoing investigation of thinking processes in visual arts and studio-based research practices. These ideas and approaches are described in the new edition of Art Practice as Research: Inquiry in the Visual Arts (www.artpracticeasresearch.com). Graeme has published widely in the field of art education and in 1990 received the Manual Barkan Memorial Award for scholarly writing, and the 2007 Lowenfeld Award for significant contribution to the field of art education, both from the National Art Education Association. Graeme is also the author of Seeing Australia: Views of Artists and Artwriters (1994). Graeme maintains an active art practice and his Streetworks (www.streetworksaert.com) have been installed in several international cities and sites over the past fifteen years.

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Table of Contents

Introduction : reviewing visual arts research
Pt. 1 Contexts for visual arts research 1
1 Pigment to pixel 3
2 Paradigms lost 33
Pt. 2 Theorizing visual arts practice 69
3 Explanation, understanding, and beyond 71
4 Visual knowing 115
5 Artist as theorist 149
Pt. 3 Visual arts research practices 185
6 Practice as theory 187
Epilogue : conclusions and beginnings 223
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