MAYO THOMPSON / THOMAS HIRSCHHORN / MAX HOLLEIN

Herzliche Einladung zu den Veranstaltungen der Städelschule!


Mayo Thompson
Tuesday, 29 May, 19 h, Aula

Die Veranstaltung findet in englischer Sprache statt.

if you know this guy, be there, if you don't know this guy, be there (MK)



Thomas Hirschhorn
Wednesday, 30 May, 19 h, Aula

Die Veranstaltung findet in englischer Sprache statt.

Thomas Hirschhorn plugs himself into the communicative potential of thought discontent with the enforced definitions and limitations of a hyper- capitalist, multinational rhetoric of globalization. Neglecting material worth, his work encompasses diverse sculptural models in an impoverished taste for the product wrappings of consumer industry – aluminum foil, plastic, cardboard and plywood – suspending capitalist desires in a state of constant creative anarchy. In Portikus he exhibited "Ein Kunstwerk, ein Problem" in 1998. With this work, Hirschhorn wanted to give new topicality to a phrase by Robert Walser: "Questions of life are questions of art, and questions of art are questions of life". At the moment his work can be seen in the solo exhibition Stand-alone in Berlin, and Swiss made in Wolfsburg.




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.
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.

Max Hollein, Director Städel Museum / Schirn Kunsthalle / Liebieghaus: The Expanding Museum
Thursday, 31 May, 19h, Aula

Alle Veranstaltungen der Architekturklasse finden in englischer Sprache statt.

Nowadays designing a museum requires the realization that all, mission, structure, audience and environment of this cultural institution have dramatically changed over the last decades. The museum is not only catering to a multitude of interest groups that are completely diverse in their expectations but it is also an institution on an educational mission that goes way beyond its own four walls. Only with an idea of the status quo as well as the direction towards which museums are navigating one can properly tackle the task of developing an adequate solution for the architectural design of this institution.

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