KUNSTKOMPLIZEN

A collaborative project with students from the Art History Institute, University of Cologne.
Conception: JULIA HÖNER

We find ourselves in the United States. A smartly dressed lady is guiding a tour through the museum and has all kinds of information about the objects. Sounds like the usual kind of guide, if the lady in the suit were not Andrea Fraser—an artist playing the role of art mediator dedicated to the relationship involving art, institution, and audience.
The history of this exciting complicity and its protagonists was the subject of a practical seminar at the Art History Institute at the University of Cologne in summer 2011.
In the coming months, the students will built upon this course by developing a new series of thematic guided tours at KAI 10, in which they will articulate their individual perspectives of the shows. In the process they will bring to light amazing background information and unexpected contextual associations of the projects. Andrea Fraser would be pleased.

PROGRAM to accompany the exhibition REFLEXION UND EINFÜHLUNG

Thursday, February 9, 2012, 7 p.m.
MATERIAL, MEDIUM, AND MESSAGE IN REFLEXION UND EINFÜHLUNG
Maike Streit in conversation with the audience

Thursday, March 1, 2012 10, 2011, 7 p.m.
WHAT’S IT LOOK LIKE FROM THE PERSPECTIVES OF ART HISTORY
VERSUS ART? COMPARING METHODS OF REFLECTING ON HISTORY
Alexandra Peter