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Stephan Fürstenberg, Henrike Plegge: Gallery Education by Agreement, or Establishing »Hazardous Bodies«
Gallery Education by Agreement, or Establishing »Hazardous Bodies«
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Stephan Fürstenberg, Henrike Plegge

Gallery Education by Agreement, or Establishing »Hazardous Bodies«

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

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Stephan Fürstenberg

is an art and media scholar and gallery educator. He has been involved in projects at the Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst in Oldenburg, the Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, and the ZKM Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe. Since 2008, he has been enrolled in the cultural/gender studies program at Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg.

Other texts by Stephan Fürstenberg for DIAPHANES

Henrike Plegge

Henrike Plegge is an art and media educator and, since 2008, a research assistant at the Museum Communications department at the ZKM Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe. She was involved in gallery education projects at the Städtische Galerie Nordhorn and the Edith-Russ-Haus in Oldenburg.

Other texts by Henrike Plegge for DIAPHANES
Carmen Mörsch (ed.): documenta 12 education II

Carmen Mörsch (ed.)

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

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

Softcover, 374 pages

PDF, 374 pages

»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.