Portrait Marie Fulkova

Marie Fulkova

Marie Fulkova, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Art Education and the Deputy Head of the Department of Art Education at the Pedagogical Faculty, Department of Art Education, Charles University in Prague. She chairs the Board of doctoral studies in Art Education and works as a member of Scientific Board of PedF UK in Prague. She is a leader of PhD program in Art Education and MA program Orbis Pictus focused on gallery and museum education in the context of cultural/visual studies and art pedagogy. Her research focuses on exploring intersection between artistic and scientific discourses and on examination of the way in which the cultural artefacts function as a polysemy across different social domains. She is also involved in development of interdisciplinary approaches in visual arts and art education. She designs contemporary art experiences, programs and curriculum for galleries and museums (e.g. current collaboration and advisory service with Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague). She is a member of the Board of international editorial consultants and in Editorial Advisory Board of the International Journal of Art and Design Education and International Journal of Education through Art. Her publications include articles in journals, chapters in books and educative programs for galleries and museums. Forthcoming book: Fulková, M.: One´s Own Path to Art/Selected Education Programs of the Museum of Decorative Arts and Galerie Rudolfinum. Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Pedagogická fakulta. ISBN 978-80-7290-841-7

Selected projects:
2014 – 2016: Vital Art Nouveau 1900-1914. Pictures from the Exhibition. Education program for UPM in Prague and Municipal House.

2012 – 2014: EACEA/Comenius project Creative Connections, www.creativeconnexions.eu

2011 – 2013: NAKI/National and Cultural Identity, funded by the Czech Ministry of Culture Education of national cultural identity focused on museum, galleries and schools, www.gamuedu.cz

2008– 2010: EACEA/Comenius project Images and Identity: Improving Citizenship Education through Digital Art,


In –Between Space for Art and Education: Regimes of Visibility and Procedures of Expression

Key words: contemporary art, art education, regimes of visibility and expressibility, surveillance, control, gallery, school

In this paper we explore relationships and drivers between domains in which institutional art education operates. Domains of contemporary art and culture are understood and explored as dynamic, complex symbolic systems where exchanges of knowledge and power are operated within regimes of visibility and expressivity. Theoretical background of this contribution refers to spatial, rhizomatic and intertextual notions of culture, art and subjectivity, as defined by Foucault, Deleuze, Didi-Huberman, Braidotti, and to non-linear processes of learning.

Current research in art education in galleries of contemporary art in Prague refers to non-linear models of education, based on fragmentation and subsequent transpositions of narratives, artefacts, subjectivities into new assamblages and creative acts. These figures emerge as "in-between" procedures, that is, expressions between education and art, in transitional spaces of interpretation and re-creation. Thus performative educational approaches can be misunderstood as interventions into institutional status and may cause conflicts between gallery and school.

Examples will be taken from exhibition of contemporary art, case studies and education programmes. Additional examples will be taken from a research into secret police surveillance practice and contemporary supervision practice in society. (Examples of scenarios for gallery learners´ performances will be provided as a hand-out).

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