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Journal of Social Theory in Art Education

2004

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Piercing Gaze: Public Art In Schools, Laura Felleman Fattal Jan 2004

Piercing Gaze: Public Art In Schools, Laura Felleman Fattal

Journal of Social Theory in Art Education

A gaze is a silent facial gesture while a piercing gaze suggests a shrieking sound. Unpacking the word, silence, allows one to look at the difference between the verbalizations hailing empowerment and the actual functioning of reinstatements of purpose in learning, teaching and mentoring in a public school. Silence, in the following article, signals a discomfort, sometimes solitude and, at times, an abyss perhaps indicating the disparity between expectation and implementation. The depth of research necessary by the school community to reach consensus for names of dignitaries and the in-depth archival photographic research on the part of the professional artists ...