This publication provides in two illustrated volumes a basis for developing theory and praxis of gallery education: an ideal resource for people working in the fields of curating exhibitions, youth work and cultural policy. The second volume focuses on a theory of gallery education, its methods and contexts, and reflects theoretically on examples presented in volume 1.
“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.
Edited by Carmen Mörsch.
Texts by Carmen Mörsch, Deniz Sözen, Alexander Henschel, Stephen Fürstenberg, Henrike Plegge, Hansel Sato, Nora Landkammer, Sara Hossein, Teresa Distelberger, Anna Schürch, Kea Wienand, Alexander Henschel, Tina Oberleitner, Kathrin Nölle, Annika Hossain, Silke Ballath, Julia Ziegenbein, Barbara Campaner, Sandra Ortmann, Simone Wiegand, Andrea Hubin, Ruth Noack, María do Mar Castro Varela, Nikita Dhawan.