“An art museum’s key function is to educate.” Based on this premise and aiming at reaffirm the educational character of today’s artistic experiences. Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo opens “Educação como Matéria Prima” (Education as Raw Material) show on February 27, 2016.
Presented in Sala Paulo Figueiredo, the exhibition celebrates the 20th anniversary of MAM’s Education Division gathering both Brazilian and international artists using educational processes in their creations.
Never-before-exhibited works by Amilcar Packer, Evgen Bavcar and Stephan Doitschinoff are on display, together with works by Luis Camnitizer and Graziela Kunssch, as well as two installations connected to the theme belonging to the Museum’s collection, by artists Paulo Bruscky and Jorge Menna Barreto. During the exhibition, all works will be activated and worked in real time with visitors.
Co-curated by Felipe Chaimovich, the Museum’s curator, and Daina Leyton, coordinator of MAM’s Educational Division, this exhibition aims at showing that museums must act as education spaces through collaborations with visitors in education actions fostering reflection and generating motivations for actions and interventions in society. “The show allows visitors to experience propositions of this nature, both by getting in contact with productions exhibited by the artists and through activities especially developed for this show, including participation and critical thinking,” Chaimovich explains.