12th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art

Messy Glossary


Art mediation


Proposed by Samira Ghoualmia


Art mediation deals with injuries on a daily basis when we exchange, listen, debate, think, feel, and create, weaving a tapestry of unexpected collective storytelling. These are moments of an in-betweenness that navigates differences and conflicts, art and ourselves, assembling vivid textures of history, aesthetics, and politics and opening up to unending searches and (un)learnings. Such instances can provide opportunities for repair, acknowledging the injuries of the present and the past and entering into a collective dialogue.