Herzliche Einladung zu den Veranstaltungen der Städelschule!

Tal R: Le peintre n´est pas la
Monday, 20 November, 19 h, Aula

Die Veranstaltung findet in englischer Sprache statt.

"Le peintre n'est pas là" is also the title of the final show in New York in a series of four exhibitions. The shown paintings, - restricted to a colour palette of seven colours -, are featureing the stereotypical painter's haunts: the studio, the academy and the drinking hall.
Tal R characterises himself as a suburban kid who is often telling banal and simple stories with inspiration drawn from his immediate world: music, youth culture, comics, graffiti and the recent, expressive art history, e.g. Per Kirkeby. He conjures up a poetic pictorial universe that combines typically expressive painterly qualities with narratives and various associations, half way between realism and its total corruption via the artist's imagination. There is no hierarchy to Tal R's art; everything can be and is shown, no subject is too pedestrian, too revealing or too banal. His unpretentious approach to art characterises his work which is chaotic, humorous and full of movement.

Tal R has been a guestprofessor at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf since 2005. Last time his art was shown in Frankfurt at the Fine Art Fair, in cooperation with Jonathan Meese.

the Architecture Class presents:
Prof. Dr. Gernot Böhme, Philosopher, Darmstadt: [ The Concept of Atmosphere and its Meaning to Architecture ]
Thursday, 23 November, 19h, Aula

Alle Veranstaltungen der Architekturklasse finden in englischer Sprache statt.

Gernot Böhme was born in Dessau in 1937. He is a professor of philosophy at the Technische Universität in Darmstadt, where he taught since 1977, and has been visiting professor at the universities of Vienna, Harvard, Linköping, Cambridge, Canberra, and Rotterdam (Erasmus Universiteit). He is currently working on chaos theory and the link between technization and society. He is the author of Ästhetik: Vorlesungen über Ästhetik als allgemeine Wahrnehmunglehre, Theorie des Bildes, and Atmosphäre: Essays zur neuen Ästhetik.

Gernot Böhme, will lecture on the meaning of atmospheres in architecture. He has recently published an essay in the book Natural History, dealing with aesthetics and atmosphere in the work of Herzog & de Meuron.

The Städelschule Architecture Class Lecture Series is supported by the Architekten- und Stadtplanerkammer Hessen.