The Noisy Optimism of Immediate Action: Theory, Practice, and Pedagogy in Contemporary Art

Kester, Grant
June 2012
Art Journal;Summer2012, Vol. 71 Issue 2, p86
Academic Journal
The article focuses on student protests concerning tuition of universities as well as protests and student movements in Germany in the 1960s as witnessed by professor Theodor Adorno of the University of Frankfurt. The article discusses occupations at colleges in the United States and Europe due to issues with tuition, the closure of departments and faculty layoffs, alternative education projects generated in the art world such as Joseph Bueys's Free International University in Düsseldorf, Germany and the philosophy of others including Immanuel Kant, Rosalind Krauss and Jacques Rancière.


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