Kita trifft Kunst

Fortbildung für Fachkräfte in Kindertagesstätten

Kinder sind offen, neugierig und begeisterungsfähig. Welche Impulse können wir setzen um bei ihnen Ideen zu entfachen und künstlerisch-kreative Prozesse zu fördern?
Im Rahmen der Fortbildung werden verschiedene Wege der Kunstbetrachtung mit Kindern vorgestellt, gemeinsam erforscht und dokumentiert. Fragen an das Kunstwerk werden mit praktischen Übungen zu ausgewählten Kunstwerken verknüpft, die zum Forschen und Entdecken einladen. Im zweiten Teil wird im Werkraum der Kunsthalle ein Material experimentell erkundet, welches man in der eigenen kreativen Arbeit mit Kindern in der Kita einsetzten kann.

Fr 27/11

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Words of welcome:
Daniel Gahr (CEO Mainzer Stadtwerke AG and Stiftung Kunsthalle Mainz)

Stefanie Böttcher (Director of Kunsthalle Mainz)

Thu 11/28
7 pm


Shortcuts #9

Short film evening and conversation with filmmaker Gunter Deller

Wed 12/04
6 pm pubic guided tour (optional)
7 pm filmprogramm

Schattengrenze, 16mm, 1999
Eisgrub, 16mm, 2004
Light My Fire, digital von Super8, 2013
Fragile Fossile, digital von Super-16mm, 2014
One Another, digital, 2017
Killer Instinct, digital Blaufeld, 16mm

Included in admission ticket, free admission for students of JGU Mainz

With kind support of AstA JGU Mainz.

Fade into You – Episode LXXVI

Videoscreening series

Film selection of Uriel Orlow.

Wed 01/15
7 pm

Film and wine included in admission


Herbarium Politicum


Uriel Orlow’s moving exhibition Conversing with Leaves at Kunsthalle Mainz brings together four of the artist’s major installations from the last years into one institution. In his recent work Theatrum Botanicum (2015–18), he tells the story of the garden planted by Nelson Mandela and his fellow inmates planted in Robben Island Prison, South Africa. Departing from these lifelines, my presentation Herbarium Politicum is also inspired by the letters and herbarium sheets of Rosa Luxemburg—for whom pressing the leaves of flowers and plants into neat albums was a means for staying grounded and connected to the world during her years as political prisoner. Expanding from Uriel’s meticulous practice, I will then introduce a series of related projects by other artists and activists—many times both—whose work with seeds, gardens, and forests is also inherently political—and often literally a question of life and death. Via the insights of writers such as Robin Wall-Kimmerer, Anna Tsing, and Sophie Chao we will reflect on
the importance of reciprocity, kinship, belonging, and care—in order to even better understand what is so radical about “plant love” in the face of insect decline, uncontrollable forest fires, and decades-old agrarian anxieties.

Anna-Sophie Springer is an exhibition maker, writer, editor, and publisher. Since 2011, she directs the boutique publishing imprint K. Verlag in Berlin, advancing new forms of the “book-as-exhibition.” In her research-based practice, Anna-Sophie works with cultural and scientific archives and collections to produce postdisciplinary ecologies of attention and care. As principal co-investigator of “Reassembling the Natural,” an exhibition-led inquiry into the natural histories of the Anthropocene, she recently cocurated (together with Etienne Turpin), Disappearing Legacies: The World as Forest presented at the university natural history institutions in Hamburg, Berlin, and Halle/Saale, and 125,660 Specimens of Natural History (2015) in Jakarta. She is coeditor of Fantasies of the Library (MIT Press, 2016), and coeditor of the intercalations: paginated exhibition series, published by K. and the Haus der Kulturen der Welt—and which includes volume 4, The Word for World is Still Forest (2017).

Wed 02/05
7 pm

Included in admission ticket

Shortcuts #10

Short film evening and talk with Cecilia Valenti

The program asks for cinematic poetics of "doing nothing", also, but not only, in the political sense of a call to refuse to work. Thus, in addition to collective agitation films of the 1970s, social miniatures of adolescent idleness in the periphery of Rome (Cecilia Mangini, La canta delle marane) and in concrete landscapes of North Rhine-Westphalia (Robert Führer, Autojagd) will be shown amongst others.

Wed 02/12
7 pm

Included in admission ticket, free admission for students of JGU Mainz

With kind support of AstA JGU Mainz.

Exhibition discussion

with Uriel Orlow and Lina Louisa Krämer

Fri 02/14
4 pm 

Included in admission ticket

Koloniale Projektionen

Lecture by Mona Wischhoff

Wen 03/18
7 pm

Included in admission ticket