• Writing as pretext: On the way to an image

    Author(s):
    Nancy Roth (see profile)
    Date:
    2010
    Group(s):
    Scholarly Communication
    Subject(s):
    Art--Study and teaching, Mass media, History, Academic writing, Interdisciplinary approach in education
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Vilém Flusser, Marshall McLuhan, Art education, Media history, Writing in the disciplines
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/wwqt-e104
    Abstract:
    The contemporary art college makes a broad range of media available to students, from which writing is conventionally excluded. Writing entered the art college curriculum in the 1960s as a “frame,” or means of integrating art and artists into an academic framework, rather than as a medium of potential study. Drawing on the philosophy of Vilém Flusser (1920-1991), the paper accepts that writing has exerted a long, if uneven control over the power of images, and that the introduction of writing into the art curriculum in the 1960s activated very old tensions. Dramatic changes in communications technology have, however, markedly changed the position of writing with respect to images. Art colleges may now be in a uniquely strong position to reconsider the role of writing in higher education in general.
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