Visual culture is an issue in the current research field of visual arts education. this article investigates how the emergence of the concept of visual culture comes about and how it is usable in an educational contekxt. From at system theory approach, the author investigates how the concept of visual culture articulates af phase of art and visual arts education. This phase makes it possible to reconsider the concept of aesthetics as a mode of cognition. Likewise, the phase reflexivly constitutes a viewing on visual phenomena. This viewing requires a reconsidering of the notions of what art education means and how visual culture can be performed as a special approach to all areas of education.
Nordisk Pedagogik, 2004, Vol 24/2004, Issue 4
visual culture; education; visual arts; aesthetics; system theory