JAN VERWOERT / DANIEL BIRNBAUM / HASWELL & HECKER

Herzliche Einladung zu den Veranstaltungen der Städelschule!

Jan Verwoert: Ways to Inaugurate the Pleasurdome
Wednesday, 2nd May, 19 h, Aula

Die Veranstaltung findet in englischer Sprache statt.

Social bonds are forged through techniques of keeping and sharing secrets, coded ways and intricate choreographies of shaking hands, exchanging words and looks, learning to dress and speak in certain ways and not others, to perform rituals that summon certain spiritis, not others. These techniques are a matter of practice as much as they involve the imagination. So images do play their role in the constitutive moment when a society is inaugurated.

Does the inauguration of and initiation into a community always imply a moment of violence and the affirmation of a hierarchial power structure? Or can there be practices and images that renounce this violence and thus generate powerless structures of communal conviviality? How could a community be imagined that is not a sect defined through the exclusion of a constitutive other or a fraternity based on the codex of male bonding?

Jan Verwoert is freelancer and art critique, lives in Berlin, contributing editor for frieze magazine and writes among others for Metropolis M, Afterall and Piktogram. He is teaching fine art in Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. His recent book is "Bas Jan Ader: In Search of the Miraculous", 2006.


the Architecture Class presents:

The New Museum?
a series of lectures and events addressing the contemporary status of the museum as a cultural institution and architectural type.

Prof.Dr. Daniel Birnbaum, Rector of Städelschule: Installing Time. The Museum in the age of moving images.
Thursday, 3rd May, 19 h, Aula

Alle Veranstaltungen der Architekturklasse finden in englischer Sprache statt.

In the Summer Semester 2007, The Architecture Class invites to a series of lectures and events focusing on the role of the contemporary museum in our culture. The lectures and events accompany ongoing work in the Architectural Class for a series of museum proposals for the Rhein-Main region in Germany.

With the steadily increasing pressure of information flow and capital, the status and role of the contemporary museum within the arts as well as other fields are continuously challenged. In the arts, fairs - whose current architectural typology is as inspiring as your average sitcom - are emerging as ubiquitous events that inject market interest and social flair into the field. The Guggenheim and the Louvre have become export items. Museums at large are prompted to devise new, specific strategies for the dissemination to and entertainment of visitors via the Internet. With these changes, is the museum as an institution for archival purposes and the mere reification of existing culture passé?

What role and whose interests will the museum of tomorrow serve? Does the very institution of the museum, as it emerged over the last couple of centuries, still hold relevance, or should the arts and other fields look elsewhere to formulate a vital form to present previous periods’ collectibles and tomorrow’s cultural gems?

The architecture of the museum is part of this condition. In form and organization, does the architecture of the museum also need to renewal?

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


Sound Performance
HASWELL & HECKER:
UPIC Diffusion Session # 7
Saturday, 5th May, 20 - 22 h, Hall

On the occasion of the release of the LP-Collection STÄDEL METAL CASE 2003-2007 by Carl Michael von Hausswolff the sound artists group Haswell & Hecker performs a live multi channel electro-acoustic diffusion concert. The LPs are a result of C.M. v. Hausswolff workshops with students of Städelschule incl. contributions by Felix Kubin, J.G. Thirlwell and Mika Vainio. The artist will be present.

Russell Haswell (UK) and Florian Hecker (DE) first met in the suburbs of Vienna in 1996. Their first collaboration was in performance together in Frankfurt as support to Autechre in 2001. Since then they have performed together numerous times and have also conducted remix projects for such historical and pioneering music groups as Voice Crack (CH) and Popol Vuh (DE). In 2003 they began a research project together centering around the use of Iannis Xenakis' UPIC 'graphic input' computer music composing system during a residency at CCMIX Paris.

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