FROM ONE INSTITUTION TO ANOTHER: Milan Ther, the director of the Kunstverein in Hamburg, discusses the relationship between knowledge, pedagogy, and aesthetics. In recent years, artists have developed alternative approaches to teaching that differ from the dominant curricula in art. With the standardization of courses and degrees in Europe with the Bologna Process, art schools have found it difficult to keep up with the specificity of contemporary art and how it is presented.
These new programs and organisations run by artists use different pedagogical models, ways of funding, and tell a different stories that goes beyond the canon of contemporary art. The question is, how do museums and other art institutions relate to these new pedagogical practices? How might these developments be presented in the context of exhibitions? And finally, how does the site of the museum relate to a production of knowledge located elsewhere?