SPACE FOR ENCOUNTERS | meetings, happenings and inputs in arts mediation


Space for Encounters - Meetings, Happenings and Inputs in Art Mediation

A collateral event of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Space for Encounters - Meetings, Happenings and Inputs in Art Mediation at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale is a closed workshop and lecture on art mediation organised by the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Lucerne at the invitation of swissnex India and Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council, in collaboration with the Foundation of Contemporary Art of India (FICA) and Kochi Biennale Foundation.

Art mediation is a growing field of activity in an increasingly flourishing arts environment. The reasons for this intensified engagement is not only justified by the increasing number of exhibitions and initiatives, but much more by the desire to make the art world more accessible and for it to actively address and invite a wider range of different audiences.

Along with the Biennales there have been several initiatives that aim to include groups that are unfamiliar with contemporary art. The formats invented therefore try to break with the traditional idea of art mediation with experts involved in the dissemination process. Diverse, and equally valuable approaches, encourage non-specialists to guide people through these exhibitions, using their words when explaining the art works or to reconceptualise guided tours as discussions among peers or to use performances for playful access.

The University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Lucerne does extensive research in this field and offers a Master of Arts in Art Teaching and is hence especially engaged in developing new models of art mediation which focus on the inclusion of non-experts.

Workshop| 16 - 26 January 2017, from 10.00 - 12.00 noon and 14.00 - 16.00 pm
Kochi Biennale Foundation (1/1903, Kunnumpuram, Fort Kochi PO, Kerala 682001)

Keynote Lectures | 27 January 2017
The Pavilion, Cabral Yard, Kochi at 16:00 pm

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