SARAH THORNTON

Herzliche Einladung zu den Veranstaltungen der Städelschule!


Talk:
Sarah Thornton: Seven Days in the Art World
With Julia Voss (FAZ) and Nikolaus Hirsch (Städelschule)
Tuesday, 19th May, 19 h, Aula

Die Veranstaltung findet in englischer Sprache statt.


Seven Days in the Art World by Sarah Thornton is an ethnography and a social history of the recent past. Set in New York, Los Angeles, London, Basel, Venice, and Tokyo, the book is populated by characters who espouse conflicting definitions of art. Some see it as a luxury good or entertainment, others view it as an intellectual calling, a job description, or a kind of alternative religion.

The Canadian Sarah Thornton has a BA in Art History and made her PhD in Sociology on Club Cultures: Music, Media and Subcultural Capital. Once a member of faculty at Sussex University where she ran the MA in Media Studies, Thornton then became a Visiting Research Fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London. As a freelance journalist and author she contributes on regularly basis amongst others to The Economist, Artforum, The Art Newspaper, and The New Yorker.

Julia Voss is co-editor (with Niklas Maak) of the art department of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
Nikolaus Hirsch is currently guest professor for Art and Architecture at the Städelschule and host of the lecture series.

In cooperation with the S. Fischer Verlag, Frankfurt am Main.


Die Vorlesung von Boris Groys über Politics of Installation ist verschoben auf Mittwoch, 1. Juli 2009.
The lecture by Boris Groys on Politics of Installation is postponed to Wednesday, July 1st 2009.