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documenta 12 education 2

Between Critical Practice and Visitor Services Results of a Research Project

Distributed for DIAPHANES

documenta 12 education 2

Between Critical Practice and Visitor Services Results of a Research Project

»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 2 focuses on a theory of gallery education, its methods and contexts, and reflects theoretically on examples presented in Volume 1. It is addressed to professionals from the field of gallery education, cultural education and formal education.

375 pages | © 2009

Art: Art--General Studies


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Table of Contents

Carmen Mörsch
At a Crossroads of Four Discourses
documenta 12 Gallery Education in between Affirmation, Reproduction, Deconstruction, and Transformation
Deniz Sözen
The Aspect of Dance in Gallery Education
Alexander Henschel
Palm Groves
Gallery Education as Constitutive of a Public Sphere
Stephen Fürstenberg and Henrike Plegge
Gallery Education by Agreement,
or Establishing “Hazardous Bodies”
Hansel Sato
Performing Essentialism at documenta 12
Nora Landkammen
Pants Pulled Down Twice
Sara Hossein
This Could Get Nasty…
Playful Gallery Education for School Groups at documenta 12
Teresa Distelberger
Leveling the Playing Field,
or Where to Go with My Expert Role?
Anna Schürch
Productive Speech Moments
Reflections on Manners of Speech in Gallery Education and on What Makes Sense
Kea Wienand
What Am I Allowed to Say These Days?
Thoughts on a Non-normative and Non-racist Gallery Education Practice
Stephen Fürstenberg
On Dropping My Pants and Underpants
Nora Landkammer
Pitfalls/Falling Out of Roles
On Roles Prescribed for Gallery Educators, Their Gender Codification, and Potential Tactics to Navigate Them
Alexander Henschel
The-Impossible-Wish for Immediate Gallery Education
Tina Oberleitner
On Playing Back and Recording
Kathrin Nölle
Having a Routine-Breaking Routines-
Preserving Personal Resources
Reflections on Everyday Work in Gallery Education at documenta 12
Annika Hossain
The Fragment
Guiding Metaphor for Modernity and Indicator of Discursive Formations in Gallery Education
Silke Ballath
Does the “Migration of Form” Make Art More Accessible?
Perceptions and Assessments of documenta 12 by the Lay and Expert Public
Alexander Henschel
To Stand and Stand For
Julia Ziegenbein
Offering a View of the Gaze
The Way a Presentational Tool Presented Itself
Barbara Campaner
Body Attitude(s)
The Performative in the Mediation of Performance Art-Fieldwork at documenta 12
Sandra Ortmann
“You could have told us right away the artist is gay.”
Queer Aspects of Art and Gallery Education at documenta 12
Simone Wiegand
Taking a Look or Looking Away
Stephen Fürstenberg and Henrike Plegge
Interfaces and Missed Connections
Teresa Distelberger and Nora Landkammer
About How We Failed to Write a Manifesto and Why We Still Need One
Andrea Hubin
“And that is why we also think that the conversation has to be without words”
documenta 12 and the Rejection of Education
Ruth Noack
Exhibition as Medium
Exhibition at documenta 12
María do Mar Castro Varela and Nikita Dhawan
Breaking the Rules
Education and Post-colonialism
Artwork Descriptions
Selected Bibliography
Photograph Credits

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