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THE PHANTOM OF LIBERTY: CONTEMPORARY ART AND THE PEDAGOGICAL PARADOX. Tone Hansen and Lars Bang Larsen. Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, 2015. Published by Sternberg Press, Berlin. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Ram Publications, Santa Monica. 294 pp. 19 x 13 cm. ISBN 9783943365153 In English.
Publisher's description: One of the few things we share in contemporary society is the future of our children. But it seems that even the "we" of childhood, of learning and free play, has been turned into common ground for consumption and competition. In a series of fascinating illustrated essays gathered under the headings 'School and Control Society, 'Pedagogical Paradoxes, 'Historical Alternatives' and 'Art and Children', The Phantom of Liberty seeks to re-establish the social and aesthetic dialogue between visual art, critical journalism and psychology, philosophy and pedagogy. Included are Alan Sekula's seminal photo-essay and text, "School is a Factory" (1980/82) and "Light in Two Windows" by Scandinavia's pre-eminent thinker in reform pedagogy, sociologist Nils Christie. Additional contributions by Carl Hegemann, Ane Hjort Guttu, Dave Hullfish Bailey, Lars Bang Larsen, Sharon Lockhart and others. This book is an anthology from the exhibition, Learning for Life, a film program and international seminar by HOK (Henie Onstad Kunstsenter).
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Worldwide Number: 165981
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