This essay is an excerpt from the third volume in the iiae/Analogosseries by the author, now in preparation. DBAE refers to Discipline Based Art Education while iiae refers to interactive interdisciplinary art education. In this essay I posit that there are two co-dependent ‘game’ plans informing the orientation of contemporary art education as represented by these two curricular orientations, and that one is sustained inside the other. As set forth by Carse, each one gives rise to a very different set of activation rules for players; this forms the basis for an attempt to tease out a concept of the ethos streaming through the current state of art and art education. To be involved in art without knowing the basic Art Game rules of Finite and Infinite play is to carry an enormous handicap into the playing.


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