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Inka Gressel, Ayse Güleç, ...: Artwork Descriptions
Artwork Descriptions
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Inka Gressel

studied applied cultural studies in Lüneburg, Madrid, and Berlin. She worked as a research assistant at the Badischer Kunstverein in Karlsruhe and at documenta 12. She has contributed to this publication both as an editor and author.

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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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Sandra Ortmann

Sandra Ortmann is an artist and activist, as well as a member of the queer/feminist all-girl boy group Sissy Boyz, She performs in burlesque shows with Ärzte ohne Ängste. She was an agent of the Secret Service for the 5th Berlin Biennial and currently works as an assistant at Museum Fridericianum where she is responsible for education.

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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

»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.