In this article, the author presents visual and written documentation of engagement in a socially engaged work of art, Flashpoints: Critical Frictions in the Arts and Education. This work was enacted through a mobile art gallery, The Confessional, as part of a series of performances at an academic art history symposium entitled Fictions and Frictions: The Power and Politics of Narrative. Through confessions of critical frictions, this artistic and pedagogical intervention gestures towards reconciliation around the power dynamics of aspects of identity.
Keywords: arts education, arts-based research, phenomenology, critical pedagogy, critical theory, reflective practice, flashpoints
How to Cite:
Travis, S., (2022) “Confessing Critical Frictions in the Arts and Education”, Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education 39(1), 76-90. doi: https://doi.org/10.2458/jcrae.5384