Ordered Bodies, embodied Orders – about visual and linguistic representational patterns of gallery education
In his text, Stephan Fürstenberg focuses on dominant representational forms of the figures art mediator and public. In referencing historical image examples, he works out productions of difference between the two figures as well as hierarchies and representational traditions manifest in the representations. Gazes, body posture and gestures develop into significant signs, it is about the representation and creation of authorized speakers, exhibitions talks or a «broad» public.
Between Instruction and Self-education
Didactic Pattern Analysis Starting From Art
What role is played by the artworks in the representation of gallery education?
From the spatial composition and the reactions of persons to the art in the photographs used for this study, specific forms of learning and experiencing can already be deduced. The visual analysis of the material was connected to concepts of didactic and art theory, so that eight tendencies of gallery education can be formulated from eight observed roles played by the artworks. Subsequently, the open teaching forms largely represented here will be critically discussed and possibilities for acting in relation to representational as well as educational work will be indicated.
microsillons – Olivier Desvoignes/Marianne Guarino-Huet
Inhabited, familiar, disrupted.
An «other» institution of contemporary art in representations of gallery education?
This article develops a description of two regimes of representation at the center of communication materials produced by contemporary art institutions in Switzerland. The representations specific to mediation present an institution that is distinguished from traditional representations of it, and those proposed in its general documentation. The article proposes interpretations of this differentiated practice and poses the following question: does the representation of gallery education present an «other face» of the institution, giving it a more «humane» dimension?