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Theodore Spyropoulos: Behaviours

Vortrag Architektur Klasse
Theodore Spyropoulos: Behaviours
Donnerstag, 27. April 2017, 19 Uhr, Aula

If science fiction has become fact, architecture today has to move beyond representation and the fixed and finite tendencies that declare what architecture should be and work towards what it could be. Within these evolving territories, by necessity new models must conceptualize our ever-evolving present and the uncertain and latent world within which we operate. The once comfortable and understood orthodoxies in architectural thinking have proven limited in their capacity to engage and address our contemporary condition.

Today, the intersections of information, life, and matter display complexities that suggest the possibility of a deeper synthesis. As we live in ever-evolving information-rich environments, the question is not why, but how architecture can actively participate. In this expanded field of experimentation, architecture should be understood beyond building, beyond materiality and the inert tendencies that conventionally define it. Architecture in this talk will be argued as a means to interrogate the contemporary condition and to provide a framework within which to operate.

Theodore Spyropoulos is an architect and educator. He is the Director of the Architectural Association’s world renowned Design Research Lab (AADRL) in London. He has been a visiting Research Fellow at M.I.T.’s Center for Advanced Visual Studies and co-founded the New Media and Information Research initiative at the AA. Theodore has taught in the graduate school of UPENN, Royal College of Art Innovation Design Engineering Department and the University of Innsbruck. In 2002 he founded the experimental architecture and design practice Minimaforms. The work of Minimaforms has been acquired by the FRAC Centre, the Signum Foundation and the Archigram Archive, and has exhibited at MOMA, Barbican Centre, Detroit Institute of Arts, Onassis Cultural Centre and the ICA. Previously Theodore has worked as a project architect for the offices of Peter Eisenman and Zaha Hadid. In 2013 the Association for Computer-Aided Design in Architecture awarded him The ACADIA award of excellence for his educational work directing the AADRL.

Spyropoulos returns to Städelschule to give this lecture after having previously been a visiting critic to the Städelschule Architecture Class End-of-Year Reviews.

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Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Eitan Efrat

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Sirah Foighel Brutmann & Eitan Efrat
Montag, 24. April 2017, 19 Uhr, Aula

Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Eitan Efrat (both *1983 in Tel Aviv) have been working in collaboration for several years and are creating works in the audiovisual field. They are living and working in Brussels.

Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Eitan Efrat's practice focuses on the performative aspects of the moving image. In their work they aim to mark the spatial and durational potentialities of reading of images – moving or still; the relations between spectatorship and history; and the temporality of narratives and memory.

In their lecture at Städelschule, Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Eitan Efrat will talk about their practice and their projects, including Printed Matter (2011), an approximately 30-minute rear projection, which is part of the exhibition Slide show at Portikus.

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VOINA

Vortrag
VOINA
Donnerstag, 20. April 2017, 19 Uhr, Aula

VOINA is a Russian street-art group known for their politically motivated and wryly provocative 'actions', such as Banning of Clubs, 2008, in which the doors to an elite Moscow club were welded shut with an oxy-acetylene torch, and Palace Revolution, 2010, where police cars were flipped over on the pretext of retrieving a football lost by a child.

We are pleased to introduce VOINA members Natalia Sokol, Oleg Vorotnikov, and their three children for a lecture taking place in the Aula.

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Marina Rosenfeld

Vortrag
Marina Rosenfeld
Dienstag, 14. Februar 2017, 19 Uhr, Aula

Since the 1990s, Marina Rosenfeld, a New York-based artist and composer, has produced a dense oeuvre of sound works, installations and performative works, often involving the resonance and architecture of monumental spaces. Working at the limits of music composition and performance, but also corralling drawing and notation, Rosenfeld's pieces have foregrounded the complex of material and other conditions that define the situation where music is enacted. Since her early project the Sheer Frost Orchestra, an all-female electric guitar ensemble, her works for live performers, including teenagers, classical, military and experimental musicians, address structures of transmission and cooperation.

In her lecture at Städelschule Marina Rosenfeld will talk about her practice and her latest projects, including Free Exercise (2014-2016), a collective performance presented at La Biennale de Montréal as well as about her upcoming exhibition, titled Deathstar, at Portikus, which opens February 17, 2017 at 7 PM.

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Kerstin Stakemeier: Aller Jamais Retour. Art and Antisocial Socialization

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Kerstin Stakemeier: Aller Jamais Retour. Art and Antisocial Socialization
Mittwoch, 8. Februar 2017, 19 Uhr, Aula

“Aller Jamais Retour” is the mantra of Tabea Blumenschein and Ulrike Ottinger’s joined film project „Bildnis einer Trinkerin“ from 1979, in which the former plays a woman who travels to Berlin to drink herself to death. And she does so beautifully, acting out her public and private carouse as a flamboyant act of antisocial behaviour, that puts to shame the stereotypical social roles of female drinking as either a bourgeois privatized tragedy or a proletarian publicly displayed disgrace. Blumenschein and Ottinger propose an antisocial female, one whose role is non-reproductive and rather destructive – not (only) for herself but more so for the social order she exempts herself from. And they are far from alone in this endeavour.

There is whole a history of such antisocial forms in modern and contemporary art, stretching from the French Symbolists, to early Salvador Dalí, to the destruction art of the 1960s and Lee Lozano’s instruction pieces and paintings, all the way to more contemporary positions such as Ian White, Michaela Eichwald, Steve Reinke or Sidsel Meineche Hansen.

In “Aller Jamais Retour” I want to argue that specifically within a present tense that is marked by the de-socialization of modern forms of life, the idea of an antisocial art becomes of more and more interest. The history of an art that does not so much aim at mending the contemporary brutalisms, but rather reflects them back, formalizes and materializes them and fills them with divergent desires and affects. In this talk I want to look at a couple of examples of such an antisocial art to test out their relations and align their possibly shared forces.

Kerstin Stakemeier is a Berlin-based educator and writer. She works as a professor of Art Theory and Mediation at the Academy of Arts Nuremberg and contributes to Artforum and Texte zur Kunst a.o.. In 2016 „Reproducing Autonomy" (co-authored with Marina Vishmidt) came out, in 2017 „Entgrenzter Formalismus“ (Debordered Formalism) will be published, and the long-term exhibition and magazine project „Klassensprachen / Class Languages“ (with Manuela Ammer, Eva Birkenstock, Jenny Nachtigall, Stephanie Weber) will start with two group shows in Berlin and Düsseldorf and two magazine issues.

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Jumana Manna

Vortrag
Jumana Manna: A Magical Substance Flows Into Me
Mittwoch, 1. Februar 2017, 19 Uhr, Aula

Jumana Manna is a visual artist, raised in Jerusalem and living in Berlin. She will present a body of work and inspirations, from her days as a student at the National Academy of Arts, Oslo, till the present. Her films address issues of subjectivity and desire, archaeology and notions of preservation, settler-colonialism and music, while her sculptures are wilder combinations of found materials, casts and cut outs that condense her extensive research into unexpected visceral forms.

Manna has exhibited at Sculpture Center, New York, Chisenhale Gallery, London, Beirut Art Center, Liverpool Biennial, and Kunsthalle Wein. Her films has been screened at M+, Hong Kong, 54th Viennale International Film Festival, 66th Berlinale Forum, Tate Modern, and IFFR Rotterdam. This year, Jumana will be part of the Nordic Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, and is working on new commissions for the HighLine in New York, and the 10th Satellite program at Jeu de Paume in Paris.

Der Vortrag findet in englischer Sprache statt.


Judith Hopf: UP

Vortrag
Judith Hopf: UP
Dienstag, 24.01.2017, 19 Uhr, Aula

UP is the title of Judith Hopf´s latest exhibition project, realized at the Museion in Bolzano, Italy, autumn 2016. The lecture with the eponymous title will catch up with and debate her newest sculptural works and video films. She will also talk about her artistic and intellectual inspirations, which „keep on calling“ in her artistic praxis, expected or unexpected: Yesterday, Annette Wehrmann called at 5 a.m., Philip Guston 9.30 a.m., and recently, a conference call with Lucie Rie and Bernard Leach that took half a day…

Judith Hopf is an artist, based in Berlin, and works as a professor at Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main. Her next solo exhibitions will take place at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles in 2017 and at KunstWerke Berlin in 2018.

Der Vortrag findet in englischer Sprache statt.