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Kea Wienand: What Am I Allowed to Say These Days?
What Am I Allowed to Say These Days?
(p. 119 – 136)

Kea Wienand

What Am I Allowed to Say These Days?
Thoughts on a Non-normative and Non-racist Gallery Education Practice

PDF, 18 pages

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

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Kea Wienand

is an aesthetics scholar. She studied at Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg and, from 2004 to 2006, was doctorate scholar at the post-graduate research seminary Identitand Difference of the University of Trier. Focal points in her teaching and publications are cultural studies–oriented gender research, postcolonial theory, and contemporary art.

Other texts by Kea Wienand 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.