ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art, 09|17|2011 – 02|05|2012

Gallery Education

The curatorial concept for the exhibition The Global Contemporary: Art Worlds after 1989 was planned from the outset to integrate gallery education into the shaping of the exhibition. In addition to a pedagogical perspective on curatorial decision-making processes, it enabled various groups to participate early on in the exhibition through workshops, projects, and seminars. The focus of this educational work was based on the idea of collaborative knowledge production and detailed viewing, including a debate on artistic strategies and the conditions of exhibition production as well as the institution of the museum and the art market. In this process, gallery education attempts not only to make it possible for the public to approach the artistic work and the content of the exhibition but also, in engaging with contemporary art, to develop its own latitude for thought and action.