The Thinking I: Self, Materiality and Paint Practice

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This paper was presented at Teaching Painting: Painting the New at Royal Academy of the Arts, London, June 2018 and is published by Cambridge Scholars Press

This paper focuses on ideas of indexicality and tacit knowledge found within painting practices, focusing on the work of contemporary women painters, Lynette Yiadom Boakye and Lucy Stein. It questions and discusses the ways in which tacit knowledge can be embedded within the teaching curriculum, with a particular focus on Gert Biesta, 'Letting Art Teach. Art Education ‘after’ Joseph Beuys' (2018), and poses questions around ideas of self and painting practice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnglish
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 20 Jun 2018
EventTeaching Painting: Painting the New - Manchester School of Art, Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 19 Jun 201820 Jun 2018


ConferenceTeaching Painting: Painting the New
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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  • Painting
  • Gender Studies
  • Materiality


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