MARK LECKEY

Einweihungsfeier der neuen Übergangsateliers der Städelschule
"The Welcome Party"

Programm:
20:00 Uhr Mark Leckey: The End of the lange Schwanz, Vortrag
21:00 Abendessen
22:00 Nico Vascellari, "Women in the Woods", Konzert
22:30 Party, div. DJ´s

Montag, 30. November 2009
Städelschule
Daimlerstraße 32
60314 Frankfurt am Main


Vortrag
Mark Leckey: The End of the lange Schwanz
Montag, 30. November, 20 Uhr, Projektraum, Daimlerstraße 32
Die Veranstaltung findet in englischer Sprache statt.

Anschließend erwartet Sie ein Abendessen, zubereitet von Att Poomtangon zu Ehren Leckeys.

2008 Turner Prize winner Mark Leckey recently embarked on a year-long series of theatrical lectures entitled ‘Mark Leckey in the Long Tail’, bringing together ‘old-school’ didactics, a film soundstage and fine art performance. Leckey deconstructs the ‘Long Tail’ phenomenon by way of the character Felix the Cat, among other manifestations, which he believes embody the concept. A term coined by American journalist Chris Anderson, ‘The Long Tail’ represents the frequency with which marginal endeavours are consumed. The very few most popular are designated by ‘the head’ (take for example, in song-writing the top 40 music chart hits), with the remainder, ‘The Long Tail’, representing the innumerable songs written by unsigned rock units.

Mark Leckey lives and works in London, his work has been exhibited at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York; Tate Britain, London; and at the Istanbul Biennial, Turkey. His work is included in collections at Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Two of Leckey’s works are in MoMA’s collection: Made in ‘Eaven (2004) and Cinema in the Round (2006–08), which was recently acquired by the Museum.

Mark Leckey has been Professor of Film at the Städelschule since 2005.