Performing Pedagogy: Toward an Art of Politics

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SUNY Press, Sep 30, 1999 - Education - 248 pages
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Performing Pedagogy examines the theory and practice of performance art as an art of politics. It discusses the different ways in which performance artists use memory and cultural history to critique dominant cultural assumptions, to construct identity, and to attain political agency. In doing so, Garoian argues, performance artists like Rachel Rosenthal, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Robbie McCauley, Suzanne Lacy, and the performance art collective Goat Island engage in the practice of critical citizenship and radical forms of democracy that have significant implications for teaching in the schools. Finally, Garoian contextualizes performance art pedagogy within his own cultural work to illustrate how his own memory and cultural history have informed his production of performance art works and his classroom teaching practices.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Performance Art Repositioning the Body in Postmodern Art Education
17
The Emancipatory Pedagogy of Performance Art
39
Goat Island Spectacle as Performance Art Pedagogy
69
Robbie McCauleys TalkAbout Pedagogy
99
Understanding Performance Art as Curriculum Text The Communitybased Pedagogy of Suzanne Lacy
125
Constructing Identity An Autobiographical Case Study of Performance Art
159
Constructing a Performance Art Pedagogy
197
Bibliography
227
Index
235
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Charles R. Garoian is Professor of Art Education and Director of the School of Visual Arts at The Pennsylvania State University.