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


GAM | Cultural.Explorers! is a group of senior students from the Elly-Heuss-Knapp-Gymnasium, a high school located in Stuttgart, established as part of the nationwide “Cultural.Explorers!” program of the PwC-Stiftung – Jugend – Bildung – Kultur [PwC Foundation – Youth – Education – Culture] and the German Children and Youth Foundation. These young people have been working for a year and a half on the exhibition themes and have been studying the specific connections to their lives along with the questions that arise with regard to the various aspects of the exhibition themes. For example, the group has addressed the questions “What does street art have to do with the Internet?”, “How does global communication function without Facebook?”, and “What venues of globalization are there in those locations around the world in which my friends, acquaintances, and relatives live?” On the basis of the last of these questions, they developed the Global Runner Project, part of which included T-shirts with the saying “I love Globalization” which were sent to various people throughout the world participating in the search for venues of globalization.
Another thematic focus of the group addressed the issue of the art market and the questions “What is contemporary art?” and “How do such high prices come about on the art market?” The group responded to this theme with its own creative work, filling two second hand chewing-gum dispensers and presenting them in the exhibition. They sell information on the theme of globalization, background information about the creation of the exhibition, stickers with the group’s logo, and small copies of products that young people have produced over the course of the project. Visitors to the exhibition can purchase the objects produced by the students from anywhere between twenty cents to one euro.

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