Art practice as research : inquiry in visual arts /
Inquiry in visual arts.
- 2nd ed.
- Thousand Oaks [Calif.] : Sage Publications, 2010.
- xxvi, 281 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
"Previous edition published under the title: Art practice as research inquiry in the visual arts ; c2005.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Pt. I: Contexts for art practice as research. Pigment to pixel. The enlightenment as a research project -- Promise of progress -- Fractured realities -- Paradigms lost. Method as truth -- Doubting doctrines -- The visual turn -- Practice and beyond. Theorizing practice -- Practice-based and practice-led research -- pt. II: Theorizing art practice as research. Art practice as research. Beyond knowledge to understanding -- Frameworks of art practice as research -- Art practice as relational research -- Art practice as transformative research -- Visual knowing. Visual cognition -- Visual arts knowing: a framework -- Visual arts as transcognitive practice -- A case study: critical influence -- Artist as theorist. Sites of making -- Reemergence of the artist-theorist -- Critical perspectives and practices -- pt. III: Visual arts research practices. Visualizing practices. A framework of visual arts practices -- Visual practices: experiences -- Empiricist inquiry: exercises -- Interpretive discourse: encounters -- Critical process: enactments -- Visual arts projects. Exhibition and performance -- Visual arts research projects -- Solid endings and liquid beginnings -- Uncertain conclusions.
Updated and revised, Art Practice as Research 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.--[book cover]