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Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Baldacchino, J. 2016 (forthcoming) Maxine’s Choice. Freedom, aesthetics, and the agôn of living in Maxine Greene’s work. In Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies.

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2016 (forthcoming). Resemblance, Choice And The Hidden: Mediterranean aesthetics and the political “logics” of an uncolonial subjective economy. In Critically Mediterranean: Aesthetics, Theory, Hermeneutics, Culture. Yasser Elhariry & Edwige Tamalet Talbayev (eds). Palgrave Macmillan.

Baldacchino, J. Chircop, J.
2016. (forthcoming). Revolution and the politics of imagination: the aesthetics of revolution. Proceedings of the IIIrd International Symposium of the Tunisian-Mediterranean Association for Historical, Social and Economic Studies.

Baldacchino, J.
2015. Educing Art’s Indescribable Practice: Four theses on the impossibility of arts research. In Derivas: Investigação em Educação Artística, 2, 97-105.

Baldacchino, J
2015. ART ± EDUCATION: The paradox of the ventriloquist’s soliloquy. In Sisyphus: Journal of Education, 3(1), pp. 55-71.

Baldacchino, J.
2015. Art’s foreignness as an ‘exit pedagogy’. In Art’s Teachings, Teaching’s Art: Philosophical, Critical, and Educational Musings. Tyson E. Lewis and Megan J. Laverty (eds.). Springer.

Baldacchino, J.
(2015). The metier of living: Art, genocide and education. Qualitative Inquiry, 21(6), 494-503. 10.1177/1077800415581884

Baldacchino, J.
2014. Response to Walter Gershon’s Review of Art’s Way Out. Studies in Philosophy and Education. December. DOI 10.1007/s11217-014-9450-3

Baldacchino, J.
2014. Art’s asymptotic leadership: Arts leadership, education and the loss of autonomy. Visual Inquiry. 3(3), September, pp. 291-305(15).

Baldacchino, J.
2014. Art, Paralogy and Education. In conversation with Kenneth Wain’s philosophical interlocutors. In Baldacchino, J. Galea, S. Mercieca, D. (eds.) My Teaching, My Philosophy. Kenneth Wain: A Lifelong Engagement with Education. Peter Lang.

Baldacchino, J.
2014. Art’s false “ease”. Form, meaning and a problematic pedagogy. Studies in Philosophy and Education. 33, 433-450.

Baldacchino, J.
2013. What creative industries? Instrumentalism, autonomy and the education of artists. International Journal of Education through Art 9: 3, pp. 343–356, doi: 10.1386/eta.9.3.343_1

Baldacchino, J. 2013. Thalassic Lessons. Pedagogical aesthetics and the Mediterranean. In Baldacchino, J. & Vella R. (eds.) 2013. Mediterranean Art and Education. Navigating local, regional and global imaginaries through the lens of the arts and learning. Special Edition of the Mediterranean Journal of Education Studies. Sense Publishers.

Baldacchino, J. 2013. A questioned practice: Twenty reflections on art, doubt, and error. International Journal of Education & the Arts, 14(Interlude 1). http://www.ijea.org/v14i1/.

Baldacchino, J. 2013. Willed Forgetfulness: The Arts, Education and the Case for Unlearning. Studies in Philosophy and Education. 32(4), pp. 415-430

Baldacchino, J.
2012. Investment And The Divested Métier Of Arts Education. Philosophy of Education 2012. Philosophy of Education Society (US). Urbana, Illinois.

Baldacchino, J. 2012. Is the party over? Four paradoxes for labour politics. In Revisiting Labour History. John Chircop (ed.) Valletta: Malta. Horizons Publications.

Baldacchino, J. 2012. Proletarians. In Shooting Society: Documenting Contemporary Life in Malta. Carmel Borg & Raphael Vella (eds.) Valletta: Midsea Books.

Baldacchino, J. 2012. Sobre «Un perro que muerde su cola»: El desafío de Gramsci a la sociología del conocimiento. In Gramsci y la Educación. Carmel Borg, Joseph Buttigieg, Peter Mayo (ed.). València: Ediciones del CREC.

Baldacchino, J. 2012. ‘Relative Ignorance’: Lingua and linguaggio in Gramsci’s concept of a formative aesthetic as a concern for power. In D. R. Cole, L.J. Graham (Eds.), The Power In/Of Language. Wiley-Blackwell.

Baldacchino, J. 2011. Scholarship and art’s ambiguous objects. Preface to Gary Jim Daichent. Artist Scholar: Reflections on Writing and Research. Intellect.

Baldacchino, J. 2011. A Poetics of Timefulness: Gao Jun’s Art and the Trope of Duration. In Chinese Photography, 1(379). January. Chinese Photography Press, Beijing. (Translated and published in Chinese). [Read online] [Original English version]

Baldacchino, J. 2011. ‘Relative Ignorance’: Lingua and linguaggio in Gramsci’s concept of a formative aesthetic as a concern for power. Educational Philosophy & Theory. [Download/Read Online]

Baldacchino, J. 2010. Asymptotes: On the paradox of a supplemented omission. In Diggle, Jeremy. Apoll8. [Read Online]

Baldacchino, J. 2010. Mill-ghazla ghall-helsien. Milani, l-imghallem li jghallem. [From Choice to Freedom. Milani, the master who teaches.] In Borg Carmel (ed.) Milani. Bejn il bierah u llum. [Milani. Between now and then]. (Valletta, Malta. Horizons Publications).

Baldacchino, J. 2009. Learning with art, outwith the school: Stumbling upon Adami’s lines, inside Serra’s sequence. In Theoretical Perspectives on Comprehensive Education: The Way Forward. Hervé Varenne, Edmund W. Gordon, and Linda Lin (eds.). (Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press).

Baldacchino, J. 2009. What lies beyond the Bauhaus?: The political ‘logics’ of college art pedagogy. Australia Art Education, 32(1).

Baldacchino, J. 2009. Opening the picture: On the political responsibility of arts-based research. International Journal for Education and the Arts, 10. [Download/Read Online]

Baldacchino, J. 2008. The praxis of art’s deschooled practice. International Journal of Art & Design Education, 27(3). [Download/Read Abstract Online]

Baldacchino, J. 2008. Salvaging what ‘we’ never lost. Art, site and the virtual in the Maltese imaginary. In Cross-Currents: Critical Essays on Art and Culture in Malta. Raphael Vella (ed.). (Allied Publishers, Valletta).

Baldacchino, J. 2008. “The Power To Develop Dispositions”: Revisiting John Dewey’s Democratic Claims For Education. Journal of Philosophy of Education, 42 (1). [Download/Read Abstract Online]

Baldacchino, J. 2008. Art after beauty: values before standards. Analecta Husserliana vol. XCVII. [Download/Read Abstract Online]

Baldacchino, J. 2008. Between The Ironic And The Irenic: Is happiness «suspended» in contemporary art? Analecta Husserliana vol. XCVI. [Download/Read Abstract Online]

Baldacchino, J. 2007. The pedagogy of culture. Cultural Theory within the politics of a ‘third space’. Interactive Discourse. International Online Journal of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. 1(1). [Download/Read Online]

Baldacchino, J. 2007. ‘Forms Of Life’: On being taken to task by art and education. In Art Education in Malta. Raphael Vella (ed.). (Valletta: Allied Publishers).

Baldacchino, J. 2006. ART(e) FACTUM: Maurizio Pellegrin: Doing fact(s), dialogando. In Writings on Maurizio Pellegrin 1980-2006 Rubbini, Alice (ed.) (SKIRA, Milano).

Baldacchino, J. 2005. Between illusions: Art’s argument for “Weak” Reality’, Analecta Husserliana, vol. LXXXVII. [Download/Read Abstract Online]

Baldacchino, J. 2005. Hope in groundlessness: Art’s denial as pedagogy, Journal of Maltese Educational Research, 3(1). [Download/Read Online]

Baldacchino, J. 2004. The covergent ‘I’: Empathy as an aesthetic category’, Analecta Husserliana vol. LXXXIII. [Download/Read Abstract Online]

Baldacchino, J. 2002. The Metaphysics of Childhood. Children in the art of Carrà and De Chirico. The John Darling Lectures 2002-3, Faculty of Education, University of Aberdeen, November 6. [Download/Read Online].

Baldacchino, J. 2002. On “a dog chasing its tail” Gramsci’s challenge to the sociology of knowledge. In Gramsci and Education. Carmel Borg, Joseph A. Buttigieg, Peter Mayo (eds.). (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers).

Baldacchino, J. 2001. Contemporary Music and the Question of Aesthetic Identity. Intercultural Music, 3.

Baldacchino, J. 2000. Sapide di sale nostalgico: Note sull’estetica e la pedagogia del Mediterraneo. In “Un Mare di Opportunità”: Cultura e Educazione nel Mediterraneo del III Millenio. Giovanni Pampanini (ed.). (Armando Editore: Roma).

Baldacchino, J. 1997. Imposing Freedom: The Cultural Game of ‘Adult Education’. In Beyond Schooling: Adult Learning in Malta. Godfrey Baldacchino, Peter Mayo (eds.). (Mireva Publications, Malta)

Baldacchino, J. 1994. Art’s Gaming Lost: within the make-belief of curricular certainty. Curriculum Studies, 2(3). [Download/Read Abtsract Online]

Baldacchino, J. 1994. From ‘African Pianism’ to a New Commonwealth of Interculturalism. An Analytical Review of Akin Euba’s Modern African Music and Joshua Uzoigwe’s Akin Euba, An Introduction to the Life and Music of a Nigerian Composer. Commonwealth Music 1(2).

Baldacchino, J. 1990. An Ethereal Flute from the Mediterranean. Pan, The Journal of the British Flute Society (London), March.


Essays on Artists

Baldacchino, J. 2013. Art’s Politics Of Obscenity. Catalogue Essay for Milkshake: A Visual Arts Project and Exhibition. St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity, Valletta, Malta. March.

Baldacchino, J. 2008. The Parable of Possibility. Catalogue Essay in Richard Jochum: Intersections & Interstices, Teachers College Columbia University, New York, November.

Baldacchino, J. 2008. Immanent Exteriors. A brief reflection on Martha MacLeish’s art. Catalogue Essay in Martha McLeish: Surface Structures, Indiana University.

Baldacchino, J. 2008. Formal vindications of informal meanings / Reivindicaciones formales de significados informales. Catalogue Essay in Mary Sullivan & Boris Curatolo: Wood Meets Paper, New York and Madrid.

Baldacchino, J. 2007. Barbara Howey’s Art of the Familial. Catalogue Essay for Barbara Howey: Techniques of Memory, New York.

Baldacchino, J. 2006. Found in transition. Catalogue Essay in Fong, Keygobadi, Malhorta, Paterson, Pomerantz, Toledo: Found in Transition, New York.

Baldacchino, J. 2006. To “look with”: Wei Li Zhu’s art of gentle truth. Catalogue Essay in Wei Li Zu Paintings (Aberdeen, Scotland; and Beijing, China). [Read Online]

Baldacchino, J. 2005. On Being with the work. Catalogue Essay in Cynthia Capriata: Bicho-Creatures (Teachers College, Columbia University, New York).

Baldacchino, J. 2005. (Hand held) On distant shores. Catalogue Essay for Peninsula Arts, Exhibition of works by Jeremy Diggle, New Zealand House, London UK, (May).

Baldacchino, J. 2002. Words of Belonging: After a conversation with Leena Nammari. In Leena Nammari, Belonging (Deveron Arts Publication)

Baldacchino, J. 2002. Homecoming(s). Catalogue Essay for Homecoming(s) Multi-Disciplinary Exhibition of works by Heather Delday, Moira Macaulay, Brian Grassom and Gawain Douglas. Duff House, Banff, Scotland, 2002.


Book Reviews & Arts Reviews

Baldacchino, J. 2008. Review of Charles R. Garoian & Yvonne M. Gaudelius, Spectacle Pedagogy: Art, Politics, and Visual Culture (SUNY 2008). International Journal of Art & Design Education, 27(3).

Baldacchino, J. 2008. Review of Richard Hickman, Why We Make Art And Why It Is Taught. Teachers College Record, June 10. [Read online]

Baldacchino, J. 2008. Review of Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor & Richard Siegesmund (eds.) Arts-Based Research in Education: Foundations for Practice (Routledge 2008). International Journal of Art & Design Education 27(2).

Baldacchino, J. 2007. Review of Charles Juwah (ed.) Interactions in Online Education: Implications for Theory and Practice. (Routledge 2006). Interactive Discourse. International Online Journal of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. 1(1). [Read online]

Baldacchino, J. 2006. Erasures and Supplements: On Nancy Goldring’s Palimpsest. The Architect’s Newspaper.

Baldacchino, J. 2006. Review of Katy Mcloed & Lin Holridge, (eds.), Thinking through Art: Reflections on art as research (Routledge 2006). International Journal of Art & Design Education 25(3).

Baldacchino, J. 1997. Review of Tony Carroll, Media in Art: Classroom materials for moving media in art at Key Stage 3 (British Film Institute 1996). Journal of Art & Design Education, 16(2).

Baldacchino, J. 1992. Against the myth of homogeneity. Review of John Chircop, The Left within the Maltese Labour Movement, (Mireva, Malta 1991). The Sunday Times of Malta 29 March 1992, p. 44.

Baldacchino, J. 1992. Virtuoso Entrance of Beethoven’s Archduke’, The Higher Times Educational Supplement, 6(3).

Baldacchino, J. 1989. The Negation of Negation. The Times of Malta, 10 February, p. 4.

Baldacchino, J. 1989. Soundscapes at the Aula Magna. The Times of Malta, 17 March, p. 6.

Baldacchino, J. 1989. An Inner Reality. The Times of Malta, 11 April, p. 6.

Baldacchino, J. 1989. The Rhythms of Ali El Abani’s Art. The Times of Malta, 28 April, p. 7.

Baldacchino, J. 1989. Definitely Feminine. The Times of Malta, 13 June, p. 8.

Baldacchino, J. 1989. Contrasting Movements. The Times of Malta, 23 June, p. 23.

Baldacchino, J. 1989. The Metaphysics of Chance. The Times of Malta, 31 July, p. 7.

Baldacchino, J. 1989. The Cross-roads of Mediterranean Music. The Sunday Times of Malta 17 December, p. 26.

Baldacchino, J. 1989. Panorama of Mediterranean Music. The Times of Malta, Malta 18 December, p. 7.

Baldacchino, J. 1989. The intransigence of the unreal. The Times of Malta, January 9.

Baldacchino, J. 1989. Post-Independence Art. The Times of Malta, January 26.

Baldacchino, J. 1989. A construction behind the spirit. The Times of Malta, February 17.

Baldacchino, J. 1989. Playing Shades into forms. The Times of Malta, July 10.

Baldacchino, J. 1989. From and towards the soul. The Times of Malta, November 3.