Carmen Mörsch: At a Crossroads of Four Discourses
At a Crossroads of Four Discourses
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Carmen Mörsch

At a Crossroads of Four Discourses
documenta 12 Gallery Education in between Affirmation, Reproduction, Deconstruction, and Transformation


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Carmen Mörsch

Carmen Mörsch

ist Künstlerin und Kunstvermittlerin. Seit 1995 arbeitet sie an Projekten, Publikationen und in der Forschung der Kunstvermittlung und kulturellen Bildung. Ihre Forschungstätigkeiten sind u.a. in Modellprojekten des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung (2003–2005) und des Landesverbandes der Kunstschulen Niedersachsen (2005–2007). 2006/2007 war sie Wissenschaftliche Begleiterin der Kunstvermittlung der documenta 12. Von 2003 bis 2008 war sie Juniorprofessorin für materielle Kultur und ihre Didaktik am Seminar materielle und visuelle Kultur des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts KUNST-TEXTIL-MEDIEN der Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg. Seit 2008 leitet sie das Institute for Art Education der Kunsthochschule Zürich.

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Carmen Mörsch (Hg.): documenta 12 education II

Carmen Mörsch (Hg.)

documenta 12 education II
Between Critical Practice and Visitor Services Results of a Research Project

Übersetzt von Nathaniel McBride, Karen Michelsen Castañón, Laura Schleussner und Erik Smith

Broschur, 374 Seiten

PDF, 374 Seiten

»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.