Herzliche Einladung zu den Veranstaltungen der Städelschule!

Unter Druck – Under pressure
3rd Part: The New Spirit of Capitalism

Lecture: Luc Boltanski: „The New Spirit of Capitalism"
Response: Isabelle Graw and Sighard Neckel
Tuesday, 6th February, 18 h, Aula

Die Veranstaltung findet in englischer Sprache statt.

This conference started from the premise, that cultural producers are currently more immediately exposed to external pressures. In a situation that has been acutely described as the spectacular phase of capitalism, retreat seems hardly an option. In their book "The New Spirit of Capitalism" Ève Chiapello and Luc Boltanski proposed their notion of a "project-based Polis" which is characterised by unpredictable futures, short-term engagements and a lack of security. This leads to a situation - well known in the art world - in which flexibility, contacts and information are absolute must-haves. Boltanski and Chiapello put the emphasis on what they define as "artist critique" and we will discuss it´s potential. As a possible scenario faced with this "New Spirit of Capitalism" they have proposed the insistance on "status" and "long term engagements". These options will be debated during the third section of our conference "under Pressure" following Boltanski ´s lecture on "The present left and the longing for revolution.

Luc Boltanski is the leading figure in the new "pragmatics" school of French sociology. He is a professor at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris and is the founder of the Centre de Sociologie Politique et Morale.

A conference in three parts, organized by the ‘Institut für Kunstkritik’ (Institute for Art Criticism in co-operation with the ‘Institut für Sozialforschung’ (Institute for Social Research).

the Architecture Class presents:

Stephan Dietrich, Creative Director - adidas, Herzogenaurach: [ Sport Culture - Materials, Design, Trends ]
Thursday, 8th February, 19h, Aula

Alle Veranstaltungen der Architekturklasse finden in englischer Sprache statt.

Stephan Dietrich is the Creative Director Sport Performance international of adidas-Salomon AG. Before starting to work for adidas in 1992 he studied industrial and product design in Wuppertal and was member of the German national athletics team. He will lecture on “Sport Culture – Materials, Design and Trends”. For over 80 years the adidas Group has been part of the world of sports on every level, delivering state-of-the-art sports footwear, apparel and accessories. Today, the adidas Group is a global leader in the sporting goods industry and offers a broad portfolio of products. Products from the adidas Group are available in virtually every country of the world.

Der Vortrag von Prof. Sylvia Lavin am 15.2. fällt aus.

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