The conference Art Education and Critique – sustainable futures for the arts is targeting sustainability aspects of art education and art criticism. Sustainability is here understood as both how art can challenge social norms of speaking about the environmental problems, as well as the aspects of societal sustainability of taking part in all aspects of public, civic life where cultural artefacts are perhaps a larger part of our daily visual experience than commonly acknowledged. In focus is the question if, and how, art education and art critique can take its responsibility vis-à-vis a public that looks to art for ways of understanding the world.
The core of this conference will be the exchange of experiences, with invited international key note speakers from the field of art education and from the field of art criticism as well as important regional and local actors and networks. The conference will be held to launch a new Master Programme in Art History and Visual Studies.
The conference is organized by the Department of Music and Art at Linnaeus University in Växjö, Sweden.