15 Sep 11

Julia Moritz joins the team of dOCUMENTA (13)

Julia Moritz joins the team of dOCUMENTA (13) as Head of Maybe Education and Public Programs.   dOCUMENTA (13) welcomes Julia Moritz and looks forward to the development and realization of an array of projects for the public, conceived in close conversation with the Artistic Director Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev and the participants of the exhibition. With the newly established Department of Maybe Education and Public Programs dOCUMENTA (13) seeks to pursue new methods of mediation.

Photo: Dirk Schwarze

Julia Moritz, who holds a degree in art history and cultural studies, taught at the University of Lüneburg, where she also organized exhibitions and events at the university's art space. In the course of her postgraduate studies in Vienna, New York and Bilbao, she completed her dissertation on art and its institutions. She previously worked for Manifesta 7 in Trentino /Alto Adige (2008) and the German Pavilion at the 52th Biennale di Venezia (2007).


The volume The Question of the Day (2007), co-edited with Nicolaus Schafhausen and published by Sternberg Press, gives an insight into Moritz’ ongoing conversational inquiry into the conditions of production and reception of art.


The Maybe Education and Public Programs of dOCUMENTA (13)

A fundamental part of every documenta is experiencing the exhibition through the visit in Kassel. dOCUMENTA (13) offers a variety of activities for different groups of people to engage with the project, learn about it and question its diverse aspects and meanings.


Embedded in the overall experimental approach of dOCUMENTA (13), in the connectivity of different knowledges, and in the specific histories of educational endeavors in art and science, these activities are called Maybe Education and Public Programs. They are grounded on a fundamental openness and are carefully assembling a variety of experiences: a research platform on the website of dOCUMENTA (13), a multiplicity of artist-led activities, a series of congresses and talks, a film program, activities specifically keyed towards children and schools, and special visits through the exhibition called dTOURS.


The dTOURS will be led by trained personnel called "worldly companions," mainly from Kassel and with different backgrounds and knowledges, not necessarily in the field of the arts. The dTOURS will depart from a particular venue of the exhibition and address subjects that are predominant in the works of art and other material shown there. In addition, there will be special walks based on imaginative notions of the guided tour.


For more information please check or contact Julia Moritz, Head of Maybe Education and Public Programs, at maybeeducation[at]

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