Art Seen Curatorial Welcome
"…the artist tries to oblige the reader
or the participant to create what the artist discloses, to become an accomplice
in freedom with that artist, an accomplice in releasing possibilities. It is
this sort of action that is at the core of aesthetic education." —Maxine Green,
With philosopher and educator Maxine Green’s words in mind we launch the first Art Seen within Educational Insights. Our desire is to offer an entryway for artists and learners to engage with aesthetic knowing. We envision Art Seen as an exhibition space that will inspire and excite artists, educators and researchers to move beyond the confines of physical gallery walls to release new possibilities in the presentation of their work.
Artists, educators and researchers Stephanie Springgay and Sylvia Wilson are the first to enter this new space with us. Their art is an invitation to look into the third space, into the space that is the fold. From this location they evoke a questioning of the unseen, the unsightly, the hidden; we are introduced to alternate modes of knowing. In a spontaneous conversation they begin to unfold the world of A/r/tography , which is the outgrowth of many years of working together as a group of graduate students and faculty at UBC.
As you travel through the sounds and images of Art Seen we invite you to extend yourself as an “accomplice in freedom” with the artists.
Barbara Bickel and June Kaminski
Greene, Maxine. (1995). Releasing the imagination: Essays on education, the arts, and social change. San Francisco: Josey-Bass.
Call for future exhibits
Art Seen is an online exhibition
space within Educational Insights. We see this latest addition to EI as
an opportunity for artists and creative educators working in all media
to envision and exhibit their art within a virtual world-wide environment.
We invite submissions that are innovative and dynamic. We request that
submissions be in digital formats and include a CD with:
Send submissions and inquiries
to Dr. Lynn Fels email@example.com