This theme is developed in vol. 3 of this series, What Do Artists Know?, University Park, PA, forthcoming.


The justification for this claim is that art schools and academies are marginal in relation to institutions of power including universities, so that visual art practices end up being the vehicles for effectively oppositional political work; but there is also an underlying implicit claim that the visual is itself inherently outside discourses of power and therefore suited to speak against power. [1]

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