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documenta 12 education I

Engaging audiences, opening institutions Methods and strategies in education at documenta 12

Distributed for DIAPHANES

documenta 12 education I

Engaging audiences, opening institutions Methods and strategies in education at documenta 12

»Cultural Education« is much debated. It is pivotal in sustaining a sense of community in a society that is constantly shifting. A space where differences can be explored, art exhibitions act as a superb medium for cultural and aesthetic education. They don‘t aspire to peace and harmony but to stage controversy. They enable multiple models of communication, open to dissent and rupture.

Education is situated in tension between public sphere and institution, amateur and professional, artist and audience. Its development needs felicitous examples as well as rigor in discussing problems towards identifying practical solutions.

»documenta 12 education« presents in two illustrated volumes the education formats with concomitant research, providing a basis for developing theory and praxis of gallery education.

These volumes are an ideal resource for people working in the fields of curating exhibitions, gallery education, youth work and cultural policy. People less familiar with cultural work will find in these books a valuable introduction to the field of gallery education.

Volume 1 gives a comprehensive and richly illustrated survey of formats and models of education and collaboration with the public at documenta 12.

216 pages | © 2009

Art: Art--General Studies


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Table of Contents

The editors
Engaging Audiences, Opening Institutions
Methods and Strategies in Gallery Education at documenta 12
Ayse Güleç and Wanda Wieczorek
documenta 12 advisory board
On the Local Mediation of an Art Exhibition
Activities of the documenta 12 advisory board
Christine Knüppel and Ayse Güleç
Shifting the Order of Things
Klaus Ronneberger
documenta 12 Leitmotifs and the Modern Town
Helmut Holzapfel
Local Projects, Global Art
Katharina Seewald
Encountering documenta 12

Sonja Parzefell
Inhabiting the World: Pupils Guide Adults through documenta 12
Lisa-Maria Röhling
A New Understanding of Art
Sarah Georgianna
Human Interactions and the Kleingruppe “Infinity”
Anne Haselroth
From Now On I’m Only Leading Tours for Blind People!
Jasmin Meinold and Michael Kranixfeld

Ulrich Schötker
Gallery Education and Visitor Services at documenta 12
Interviews with Visitors of documenta 12
Carmen Mörsch
Take the terror out of error
Gallery Education Projects
Inka Gressel
About Spaces, Interaction, and Memory
Claudia Hummel
What Does aushecken—Hatching Ideas—Mean?
Antje Neumann
Taking Over Space
Lilian Scholtes
School Classes
Ulrich Schötker
On the Verge of the Admissible
Annette Krauss
Everyone Knows about Pulling Tricks at School, But Does It Also Work at documenta?

Wanda Wieczorek
documenta 12 Halle
The Exhibition as Production Format
Artwork Descriptions

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