ANTON VIDOKLE / JOCHEN VOLZ

Herzliche Einladung zu den Veranstaltungen der Städelschule!

Anton Vidokle: Everything You Always Wanted To Know About __ But Were Too Afraid To Ask.
Tuesday, 11 November, 19h, Aula

Die Veranstaltung findet in englischer Sprache statt.

Anton Vidokle is an artist based in New York and Berlin. His work has been exhibited in shows such as the Venice Biennale, Lyon Biennial, Dakar Biennale and at Tate Modern, London; Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana; Musee d'art Modern de la Ville de Paris; Museo Carrillo Gil, Mexico City; UCLA Hammer, LA; ICA, Boston; Haus Der Kunst, Munich; P.S.1, New York; among others. With Julieta Aranda, he organized e-flux video rental, which traveled to numerous institutions including Portikus, Frankfurt; KW, Berlin; Extra City, Antwerp; Carpenter Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; and others. As founder of e-flux, he has produced projects such as Next Documenta Should Be Curated By An Artist, Do it, Utopia Station poster project, and organized An Image Bank for Everyday Revolutionary Life and Martha Rosler Library. Vidokle initiated research into education as site for artistic practice as co-curator for Manifesta 6, which was canceled. In response to the cancellation, Vidokle set up an independent project in Berlin alled Unitednationsplaza - a twelve-month exhibition-as-school involving more than a hundred artists, writers, theorists, and diverse audiences. Located behind a supermarket in East Berlin, UNP's program featured numerous seminars, lectures, screenings, book presentations. Unitednationsplaza recently traveled to Mexico City and a parallel project called the Night School will continue at the New Museum through January 2009.



the Architecture Class presents:
The Pavilion: Interim Passage and Polemics in Art & Architecture - Public Lecture Series Winter Semester 2008-9
- a series of public lectures that address the pavilion as typology and idea in relation to architecture and the arts.

Jochen Volz: Unfolding an Institution: Finding Inhotim
Thursday, 13 November, 19h, Aula

Alle Veranstaltungen der Architekturklasse finden in englischer Sprache statt.

Jochen Volz is the artistic director of Inhotim Centro de Arte Contemporânea, a large museum complex which was founded in 2005, situated in Brumadinho, 60 km from the capital of Minas Gerais in Brazil. The museum is unique for its combination of a botanical garden with the collection of important Brazilian and international art. In addition to a collection that includes important Brazilian and international art from the 1960s and on, Inhotim numbers a sequence of pavilions in the midst of a botanical garden. The botanical garden has been partly developed along guidelines formulated by famed landscape artist, Roberto Burle Marx. The enormous variety of plants at Inhotim makes it one of the largest botanical collections in the world, with rare tropical species and a forest reserve which is part of the Atlantic Forest biome. The pavilions and botanical garden form the core of the museum complex and, together with the art collection, support the institution’s ongoing development of research, scientific innovation and education.

In 2006 Jochen Volz guest curated the 27th São Paulo Biennial: How to Live Together, with a special exhibition project in homage to Marcel Broodthaers with Juan Araujo, Mabe Bethônico, Marcel Broodthaers, Marilá Dardot, Tacita Dean, Meschac Gaba, Goshka Macuga, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Haegue Yang. Between 2001 and 2004, he was curator of Portikus, Frankfurt am Main. As a critic he is writing for magazines and catalogues. Together with Daniel Birnbaum, he will be organizing the international section of the 53rd International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennial 2009. Jochen Volz currently holds the Heinz und Giesela Friederichs Stiftung professorship for Art and Architecture 2008-09 at Städelschule.