Herzliche Einladung zu den Veranstaltungen der Städelschule!

the Architecture Class presents:

Art & Architecture - Public Lecture Series Summer Semester 2008

Simon Starling: Three Birds, Seven Stories, Interpolations and Bifurcations
Thursday, 24 April, 19h, Aula, Städelschule

Alle Veranstaltungen der Architekturklasse finden in englischer Sprache statt.

Städelschule art professor and Turner Prize winner Simon Starling opens the SAC Summer Semester Lecture Series, entitled Art and Architecture. Starling lectures with the title, Three Birds, Seven Stories, Interpolations and Bifurcations, which is also the name of a recently opened exhibition in Galleria Franco Nero in Torino.

Starling's work maintains a playful relation to architecture and design. His projects do not only explore the formal side and status of objects and processes of making, they also tinker with the duality of space and time by way of often engaging with elaborate and funny odysseys as part of the artistic production process. These processes meander between traditional craft and modern, industrial making and render the status of the object(s) that Starling produce floating between the reified and the uncertain. Moreover, many of his installations also engender spaces that are as architectural as they are artistic in that they transpose and encapsulate the visitor in a total space-time condition on scales that are architectural before anything else.

The British-born Starling is currently based in Copenhagen and is professor in fine art in the Städelschule.

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