MARIA LIND / BEATRIZ COLOMINA

Herzliche Einladung zu den Veranstaltungen der Städelschule!

Maria Lind: The Collaborative Turn: On Collaborative Practices and Contemporary Art
Wednesday, 14th January 19h, Aula

Die Veranstaltung findet in englischer Sprache statt.

What can we make of collaboration as one of the most important strands of recent art? Artists, curators, writers, architects, activists and others collaborate on a short-term basis, as well as on more long-term bases; they spread their attention across various subjects, methods, lifestyles, different political orientations, often hoping for some kind of emancipation. Furthermore, in a variety of projects, the form and basis of collective activities have been presented, examined, and called into question. At the same time, these collaborative efforts often constitute a response to specific, at times local, situations, and they constantly run the risk of being swallowed up and incorporated into the very systems against which they are reacting.

Since 2008 Maria Lind is the director of the graduate program, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (NY). Previously she was the director of Iaspis in Stockholm (2005-2007) and the director of Kunstverein München (2002-2004) where she ran a program which involved artists such as Deimantas Narkevicius, Oda Projesi, Bojan Sarcevic, Philippe Parreno and Marion von Osten. The format of a retrospective was explored in a one-year long exhibition with Christine Borland, only ever showing one piece at a time and a retrospective project in the form of a 7-day long workshop with Rirkrit Tiravanija. The group project “Totally motivated: A sociocultural manoeuvre” was a collaboration between five curators and ten artists looking at the relationship between ”amateur” and ”professional” art and culture. From 1997-2001 she was curator at Moderna Museet in Stockholm and, in 1998, co-curator of Manifesta 2. She is the co-editor of the books “Curating with Light Luggage and Collected Newsletter” (Revolver), “Taking the Matter into Common Hands: Collaborative Practices in Contemporary Art” (Blackdog Publishing), as well as the report “European Cultural Policies 2015” and “The Greenroom: Reconsidering the Documentary and Contemporary Art”.


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.

Beatriz Colomina: The Pavilions of Modern Architecture
Thursday, 15th January, 19h, Aula

Alle Veranstaltungen der Architekturklasse finden in englischer Sprache statt.

Re-commencing the current lecture series after New Year’s, architectural historian and theorist, Beatriz Colomina, will talk about the pavilions of modern architecture. Her lecture draws on her extensive scholarship, which focuses in particular on questions of architecture and media.

Colomina is Professor of Architecture and Founding Director of the Program in Media and Modernity at Princeton University. Her books include, amongst other, Privacy and Publicity: Modern Architecture as Mass Media (Cambridge: The MIT Press, 1994), which was awarded the 1995 International Book Award by the American Institute of Architects; Sexuality and Space (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1992), which was awarded the 1993 International Book Award by the American Institute of Architects and Architectureproduction (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1988). Her latest book is Domesticity at War (Barcelona: ACTAR and MIT Press, 2007). She has also curated a number of exhibitions.

In her essay, Pavilions of the Future (in Your Black Horizon, Olafur Eliasson and David Adjaye, Walter Konig, Cologne, 2007), Colomina argues that historically, 'pavilions made dreams seem real, and reality seem dreamlike...the unique role of a pavilion (is) to fuse image and structure...The pavilion is the key instrument for negotiating the relationship between image and physical structure.'