International Journal of Art & Design Education

A Movement for a Realignment in Contemporary Sculpture and some Implications for Art and Design Education

Volume 1.1   1982



The paper discusses examples of collaborations between artists and architects to provide public sculpture and how many recently commissioned sculptures may be seen, on reflection, as products of an alienated and over-specialist society. The work of the sculptor Isamu Noguchi is defended as providing examples of effective collaboration. It is argued that attitudes to fine art teaching have resulted in possessive individualism and consequent subject isolationism and that more creative communicability and integration is needed between the various disciplines that constitute the teaching of fine art. Moreover, changes should be implemented in teaching fine art at postgraduate and undergraduate levels that result from a total reappraisal of the curriculum rather than a piecemeal adjustment.