KRBBR, JAS, KLSY UND STRA / SANFORD KWINTER / PAOLO VIRNO

Herzliche Einladung zu den Veranstaltungen der Städelschule!

Lecture:
ICAL KRBBR PRODLY PRSNTS GART JAS, JON KLSY, JOSF STRA
Wednesday, 13 December, 2006, 19 h, Aula

Die Veranstaltung findet in englischer Sprache statt.

A bridge, an ellipsis, a sudden trailing off, the title of this exhibition, etc, the ... might also be the blub blub blub of an underwater clam drawn by Jack Smith (“Ploduction Ploblems”), or a sort of mussel-talk taking over. In Réné Daumal’s unfinished novel Mount Analogue, which narrates the search for an invisible mountain (the largest on earth), there is a description of the money used in this place: smooth, pearl-like orbs dug out of the invisible mountain’s soil and very difficult to find. So on Mount Analogue, the ... would also be a price, a sum, exact amount of invisible cash. (Excerpt from the index of the accompanying book, published by Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne)


the Architecture Class presents:
Prof.Sanford Kwinter, Architectural Theorist, New York : [ Rhythmised Materials ]
Thursday, 14 December, 19h, Aula

Alle Veranstaltungen der Architekturklasse finden in englischer Sprache statt.

The Architecture Class welcomes Sanford Kwinter, world-renowned American architectural theorist. Kwinter is Professor at Rice University in Houston, Texas, teaches currently at MIT and is co-founder of the influential Zone Books publishers. Having received a doctorate in comparative literature from Columbia University, Kwinter has taught at Harvard University, the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam, and the Architectural Association in London. Over the past twenty years, his publications have pioneered new ideas in art and architecture, as well as in the humanities. He has written widely on philosophical issues of design, architecture and urbanism and has been involved in the series of ANY Conferences and publications, Assemblage, and was part of the exhibition and book Mutations in Bordeaux (2001).

The Städelschule Architecture Class Lecture Series is supported by the Architekten- und Stadtplanerkammer Hessen.

Symposium
Unter Druck – Under pressure
2nd Part: Social individuals and their possibilities of actions

Lecture: Paolo Virno: „Grammar of the Multitude“
Response: Martin Saar and Daniel Birnbaum
Friday, 15 December, 18 h, Aula

Die Veranstaltung findet in englischer Sprache statt.

With „Grammar of the Multitude“ (2005) Italian philosopher Paolo Virno made one of the most important contributions to the discourse on bio-politics and post-fordian labour relations. As a thinker who belongs to the radical Italian left wing and who was politically active in the environment of the operaistic movement, he has developed a brilliant analysis of the contemporary way of living. His book systematically explores how the recently much-invoked „Post-Fordism“ in an essential way affects our existence, our conception of the subject and our labour relations. If it is the case that nowadays „virtuosity“ is in demand and that language and communication have become the decisive powers of productivity, then this has to have consequences also for the production of art. In the framework of the symposiums „Under pressure“ we shall discuss the new necessities described by Virno from the perspective of the artists. We will explore the options for action and will follow up the implications of the models he recommends, e.g. „exit“ and „disobedience“.

„Unter Druck – Under pressure. About subject-shaped pictures, social individuals and the new spirit of capitalism“ is a conference in three parts, organized by the ‘Institut für Kunstkritik’ (Institute for Art Criticism in co-operation with the ‘Institut für Sozialforschung’ (Institute for Social Research) Frankfurt.


ICAL KRBBR PRODLY PRSNTS GART JAS, JON KLSY, JOSF STRA

Opening: Friday, 15 December, 20 h, Portikus
Exhibition: December 16, 2006 – January 21, 2007