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In addition to the critical rethinking of the very concept of the museum supported MACBA, Dialogues Related to the Collection offers new models of mediation between the collection and the adolescents that regularly visit the Museum.

Following the axis that structures the conceptual discourse on the collection, Dialogues offers alternative approaches to contemporary art that do not depart from artistic reality but instead analyze the knowledge and interests of our adolescent public in order to transform them into protagonists and participants within the space of the Museum. The project offers a system of learning that is the inverse to conventional educational models; it does not depart from the artistic projects in the collection but rather from the themes and debates that these propose in relation to the everyday life of adolescents. For this reason, topics such as the city and urban life, popular culture, television and publicity, music, film, adolescent identity, the links between art and politics and the role of new technologies will serve as points of access for approaching MACBA's permanent collection in a critical manner.

In order to reach these objectives, the tour dynamic for secondary education will be based on a multiplicity of itineraries in which the educator, consulting multimedia material available on a portable laptop, erases his/her mediation so that the students may participate directly and construct—at the margins of the habitual filters and directives—the narrative thread that will articulate the various topics for discussion.

In collaboration with DAVID ARMENGOL


Programme

Monday – Friday (except Tuesday) at 10 am and 12 pm
Duration: 90 minutes
Groups: maximum – 20 students per monitor
For group and education program information please call 93 412 14 13. Monday – Friday (except Tuesday), 10 am – 2 pm. Email: educacio [at] macba [dot] cat
I like to work with what is often called "cultural heritage", but the materials that I use are banal and clichéd, like sugar blocks, doors, couscous, rugs, official documents.
Latifa Echakhch