Negativita ve studování na umělecké škole [Negativity in the studying in the Art School]

Vráblíková, Lenka. 2012. Negativita ve studování na umělecké škole [Negativity in the studying in the Art School]. Sociální studia [Czech Social Studies], 9(3), pp. 51-64. ISSN 1214-813X [Article]

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Although within the binary oppositions art is traditionally situated on the side of femininity, the concept of modern artist fits particularly to masculine subject. As such, it excludes the existence of the other – a woman artist. Similarly, the process of becoming an artist, which is institutionally framed by studying in art schools, does not offer women the possibility to become an artist without denying crucial aspects of their singular and woman experiences. The work interprets some particular events which accompanied a dissertation project called “Feminist action research – How to study to become a woman artist?” realised at the Faculty of Fine Arts FaVU VUT in 2010. Reading of those events draws on the post-Lacanian feminist authors and their interpretation of the work by Melanie Klein. It shows that it is the access and relationship to negativity, which structures the experience of art students and which thus, simultaneously, triggers and reproduces sexual difference.

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art education, feminism, negativity, psychoanalysis, sexual difference

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Visual Cultures



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16 May 2023 10:53

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