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Ayse Güleç (ed.), Claudia Hummel (ed.), ...: documenta 12 education I

Ayse Güleç (ed.), Claudia Hummel (ed.), Sonja Parzefall (ed.), Ulrich Schötker (ed.), Wanda Wieczorek (ed.)

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

Translated by Helen Ferguson, Nathaniel McBride, Karen Michelsen Castañón, Laura Schleussner and Erik Smith

Softcover, 214 pages

Inkl. DVD

PDF, 214 pages

Inkl. DVD

Engaging audiences, opening institutions

»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.

  • documenta
  • contemporary art
  • exhibition
  • museum
  • pedagogy
  • art
  • education
  • public sphere
  • curatorial practice
  • art education

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Ayse Güleç

studied social pedagogy/social work at the University of Kassel and has worked for the non-profit organization Kulturzentrum Schlachthof e.V. since 1998. Her work focuses on intercultural education, anti-racism concepts, and networking on local, regional, and international levels. She is active in the development of selforganized initiatives (related to women’s issues and migration) and developed the documenta 12 advisory board, for which she served as spokesperson.

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Claudia Hummel

Claudia Hummel

studied art education and conceptual art at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart. She is involved in projects on the interface of art, society, and everyday life (including the collective finger, Theater an der Parkaue, Berlin) as an artist, gallery educator, and also curator. Since 2009 she teaches at the »Institut für Kunst im Kontext« at the Berlin University of the Arts. At documenta 12 she directed the project hatching ideas—for children and youth groups.

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Sonja Parzefall

studied applied cultural studies at the University of Lüneburg, worked at the Kunstraum exhibition space at the same university, and also worked on the exhibition series The Government. She directed the gallery education program Inhabiting the World—pupils guide adults through documenta 12.

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Ulrich Schötker

studied art education, fine art, German literature and media studies in Kassel, London, and Madrid. He also worked as a teacher in Berlin and Madrid and founded the exhibition space Liquidación Total in 2002 in Madrid. Between 2004 and 2008 he was a researcher at the University of Hamburg and investigated the relationship between art education and gallery education. He co-curated WALDEN #3—oder Das Kind als Medium (WALDEN #3—or the Child as Medium) at Kunsthaus Dresden. He directed the gallery education program at documenta 12. He currently works as a teacher in Hamburg.

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Wanda Wieczorek

Wanda Wieczorek

studied applied cultural studies at the University of Lüneburg, worked in its exhibition space Kunstraum, and also worked on the exhibition series The Government. In addition, she was active in a number of different projects on contemporary art and social and political movements and on art in urban space, including the Culture and Social Movements Archive and Park Fiction. She was the assistant to the artistic directors of documenta 12 and developed the documenta 12 advisory board and the documenta 12 Halle.

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