Chapter 4: Art Practice as Research

There is the concept in the reading of Sullivan (2006), which I would like to discuss in this blog post. The idea  is that “The capacity to create understanding and thereby critique knowledge is central to visual arts practice” (Sullivan, 2006, p. 96) Therefore, it can be concluded that the visual artist is not only adept at expression and communication but also plays a crucial role in cultural critique, historical inquiry, and educational development” (Sullivan, 2006, p. 97). Thinking of this, I feel that, in the first place, any artwork should give some kind of critical knowledge. It is definitely more than just aesthetics. Or if to be more precise the aesthetics is required to be carefully thought to create the clear communication between an artist and its audience. But in its essence the art as well as the research aim at increasing awareness of ourselves and the world we live in. Regarding my creative project, I feel it has the potential to perform as an important site for raising theoretically profound questions since I am trying to show how the type reflects on the design’s standardisation.

Sullivan, G. (2005). Art practice as research. 1st ed. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications.

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