There are two concerns I want to cover: first, the importance of real learning which I propose as a form of self-encounter, or a politics of the self, through which the self and the world are reconfigured. This has implications for the idea of the ‘learner-assubject’ where practising and experiencing art (or any other domain) is a process of becoming in which art is experienced as a part of self, a self that evolves in the process of making, doing, seeing, speaking. This self-encounter through art constitutes a formative process/experience for the learner, but his or her participation in this collective enterprise that we call art must also form art itself.