FRANCES STARK / TOMAS SARACENO

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Frances Stark: The New Vision
Tuesday, 18 November, 19h, Aula

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Please note this lecture is rescheduled for one day earlier.

Die Veranstaltung findet in englischer Sprache statt.


Frances Stark’s (b. 1967, lives and works in Los Angeles) works arise mainly out of a complex system of references comprising texts and images. Thus the metaphorical significance and composition of the written word on the canvas or the paper form the starting point from which her collages and texts draw their creative sustenance. Equally important for her method of working are visual templates from the world of art; they can be derived from classical art, but can also be taken from textual and pictorial material from a more contemporary or sub-cultural genre. She creates networks made up of different found and discovered symbols, cuttings and graphic elements, quotations from literature and autobiographical references in the delicate ornament of her collages. Equally characteristic for the contextual composition of the works is the illumination of and engagement with her own personal creative process as well as with the diverse roles and attitudes she adopts as an artist and author. Stark’s approach is accordingly characterized by a repeated self-referentiality within her own work. Motifs and textual fragments, but also complete thematic threads can weave their path through several cycles of work. Frances Stark’s two publications Frances Stark: Collected Writing, 1993-2003 (2003, Bookworks, London) and Frances Stark: Collected Works (2007, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walter König, Cologne) trace this development most beautifully. Frances Stark’s works are informed for the most part with a fine sense of humour; it manifests itself both in the special choice of motif and in the minimal composition of the respective elements when engaging with the dynamic tension inherent in »public and private« or »gravity and irony, i.e. posing«.


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.

Tomas Saraceno
in Conversation with Klaus Bollinger, Johan Bettum and Nikolaus Hirsch
Thursday, 20 November, 19h, Aula
Alle Veranstaltungen der Architekturklasse finden in englischer Sprache statt.

Meeting with Klaus Bollinger, Nikolaus Hirsch and Johan Bettum, Städelschule alumnus Tomas Saraceno will discuss aspects of his work with respect to issues in art and architecture. The panel will investigate Saraceno’s visionary approach to architecture, engineering, and physics, while addressing spatial and conceptual questions related to art.

Tomas Saraceno was trained as an architect in Argentina before commencing his post-graduate training in art and architecture in Argentina, Germany and Italy. Already during his studies at the Städelschule (2001-2003), Saraceno had begun exhibiting his work, and upon graduation he soon established a career as an artist. He has had numerous prestigious solo exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions all over the world, including “Infinitive Actives” at Portikus (2006), Venice Biennial (2003) and his project on the world's largest salt lake, Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia. His permanent installations are “On Clouds (Air port city)” at Towada Arts Center in Japan, and “Flying Garden” in Munich. Currently he holds a residency at Walker Art Center in Minneapolis where he is preparing a major solo exhibition in 2009.


Ausstellung:
Frances Stark: The New Vision
Eröffnung: 21. November, 20 Uhr, Portikus
Ausstellungsdauer: 22. November 2008 - 11. Januar 2009


Eyal Weizman: Future Archeology
Sunday, 23 November 19h, Aula

Bitte beachten Sie, dass diese Veranstaltung um einen Tag vorverlegt wurde.
Please note this lecture is rescheduled for one day earlier.

Die Veranstaltung findet in englischer Sprache statt.