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Diálogos com a arte
revista de arte, cultura e educação

I am very grateful for the invitation given to me to write a preface to this excellent issue of Dialogues with Art - Magazine of art, culture, and education.
I know that good academic custom dictates that when we preface a book or magazine we comment on each text and introduce the authors. I received a summary of the texts and the rich/excellent CVs of the professors/researchers who authored the articles in this issue.
I was so enthusiastic about the set of texts that I decided to just comment on the importance of the lines of thought that guide the texts included here, since their CVs and summaries already give us the dimension of the great importance that each of the writers has in their institutions and in their areas of knowledge. What initially impacted me was the variety of themes revealing the Arts' commitment to the struggles of contemporary life, the organization of the different knowledge necessary for today's life, the social wounds that sicken our communities and the possibilities of individual and community development through the arts. An excellent example of social and personal development through crafts is the article of Rachel Mason, pioneer in multicultural studies that greatly influenced Brazil and Portugal. The fact that the Journal counts on Mason's collaboration is proof of its high academic quality. The article has the collaboration of a Portuguese researcher, Raquel Moreira.


Diálogos com a arte n.º 13 - 2023



ISSN: 2183-1726


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The wide spectrum of subjects that Dialogues with Art covers ranges from the analysis and enjoyment of an artist like Hilma af Klint by Margarete Soares to the digital experiences that we need to master in order to be contemporary with ourselves and become more useful to society without becoming mechanized, as the authors Ana Camargo, Irineu Camargo and Anabela Moura argue in the text Interface between Communication and Technologies in Distance Education: Undiscipline ways of promoting critical thinking – What would be the relationship between ‘undiscipline” and transdisciplinarity? For my country, transdisciplinarity is still a utopia. Probably 'undiscipline' will be the future of universities, but we are going through interdisciplinarity, perhaps less radical than the reunification between art and aesthetics proposed by Wolfgang Weinlich in his work entitled Visual Primordial Language: Decoupling of Aesthetics and Art and their Reunification? in which he defines universal aesthetics and natural aesthetics. I saw the Hilma af Klint exhibition described and appreciated here, and I was amazed. This artist was a precursor of abstractionism and was so aware of her historical moment that she asked that her work only be exhibited years after her death. She knew that it would not be well evaluated and understood in her time because she was a woman, because of the immanence of the subjectivity she revealed, because of the absence of norms in its forms and its cultural hybridity interrelating Eastern and Western cultures.

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