learning unlearning #1 – Let’s call it work
A discussion about working conditions at documenta 14 with members of the group doc14_workers and Dating the Chorus
Event in German language. Everyone is welcome.
November 26, 2018, 6.30–8.00 pm
Location: study room, Untere Karlsstr. 8, 34117 Kassel
“Why do we as educators of art have to fight over and over again for the same themes within institutions?” This question was posed during a workshop on art education at documenta 14 – and certainly not for the first time there. But what about the conditions of art education – for example in reference to institutional power relations or the payment and recognition of institutional work? How do art educators organize themselves and what are their themes?
learning unlearning is a series of events dedicated to the history and present of art education in exhibitions. It reflects and discusses theories, strategies, and practices of “Kunstvermittlung.” The series suggests that documenta can be seen as a trigger and impetus that can set in motion forms of assembly, negotiation, and debate about art, about the world, and about exhibitions. The public series of events is a collaboration between the documenta professorship at the Kunsthochschule Kassel and Gila Kolb (agency art education).
study room is a place of public debate for the documenta professorship in the city center of Kassel.