On September 6th at the MMK in Frankfurt, Simon Njami, Tania Bruguera, and Maria Hlavajova on the educational turn.
Mediation has became an essential aspect of museum work. This is a circumstances reflected in various formats in the institutional as well as the non-institutional area. Relevant mediation work is today no longer directed solely towards an educated elite but addresses a substantially wider public. The title ”Educational turn” refers to increasing importance of and changes in education, knowledge production and research in contemporary art. To an ever greater degree, museums and exhibitions have become places of training and research where current topics are debated and forms of knowledge are negotiated.