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The Self & Basquiat: Limitations of Pedagogy in the Recognition of Post-Colonial Aesthetics

Abstract The life of Jean-Michel Basquiat is often misinterpreted in artistic discourse. From a social justice perspective, Basquiat's work is not merely art. Despite the symbolism and subject matter open for analysis, Basquiat articulated the self in relation to nuances of race, socio-economy, and historical scripts based upon real relations and conditions. Of the genre of Neo-Expressionism without a disciplined schooling in art, Jean-Michel is categorized as 'primitive' in style and form, labeled the "first black artist." Beyond the art world's possessive confines and according to post-colonial aesthetics, Jean-Michel articulates the existence of a learning self. With a pedagogical lens, a process of becoming an "art... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Diffie, Dillon T. (Author) / Lauderdale, Pat (Advisor) / Vicenti Carpio, Myla (Committee member) / Blue Swadener, Beth (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Pedagogy / Psychology / Sociology / Basquiat / Colonialism / Expression / Pedagogy / Recognition / Self
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 84 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Social and Cultural Pedagogy 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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