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Rundgang 2017

Städelschule Frankfurt
1 – 5 June 2017

Annual student exhibition
Opening Ceremony: Thursday, 1 June, 6pm
Hours: Thursday–Monday 10am–8pm

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Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste – Städelschule
Dürerstraße 10 & Daimlerstraße 32

60596 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Admission is free.

Shuttlebus between the ateliers Dürerstraße and Daimlerstraße daily from 11h.

Contact: +49 (0)69 60500 80

This year the Städelschule celebrates its 200-year anniversary. Founded in 1817, the school figures amongst the foremost art academies in the world, offering degrees in fine art, architecture and curatorial & critical studies.

From the first to fifth of June 2017, the Städelschule Frankfurt will host its annual Rundgang, or student exhibition. During this five-day event, students from the classes of internationally acclaimed faculty members such as Monika Baer, Johan Bettum, Peter Fischli, Douglas Gordon, Judith Hopf, Tobias Rehberger, Willem de Rooij, Amy Sillman, Haegue Yang, and deputy professor Josef Strau, will open their studios to the public. Works will be shown on the two main campuses in Dürerstraße and Daimlerstraße, Frankfurt; the Curatorial Studies program conduct a series of talks with artists and curators at the school's lecture hall; video artists and filmmakers show recent productions in the Deutsche Filmmuseum and the Architecture Class students exhibit in their studios. With over 190 students in total presenting their work, the Rundgang has become one of Frankfurt’s most prominent art events.

The Städelschule faculty, also including Daniel Birnbaum, Isabelle Graw and Philippe Pirotte, attracts a unique student body with over 70 percent of students from abroad. Furthermore, guest professors, lecturers, and visiting tutors have supported and developed a diverse range of teaching formats. Visiting faculty in 2016/17 includes guest professors Mark von Schlegell, Laure Prouvost and Ed Atkins. Lecturers included Luc Boltanski, Pavel Büchler, Elysia Crampton, Keren Cytter, Sylvia Lavin, Jumana Manna, Farshid Moussavi, Albert Oehlen, Josephine Pryde, Theodore Spyropoulos, Kerstin Stakemeier, Amalia Ulman, Danh Vo, Jochen Volz and Michael Young. For the Architecture Class, guest professors Efrén García Grinda, Cristina Díaz Moreno, Beatriz Colomina, Peter Trummer and Mark Wigley have conducted specializations and seminars.

A unique feature of Städelschule is its Kunsthalle Portikus, an institution for contemporary art in Frankfurt am Main. Since its foundation in 1987, Portikus is dedicated to exhibit, publish and discuss young and emerging as well as established artists. During Rundgang, Portikus features the exhibition Slide show with Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Eitan Efrat, Susanne Kriemann, and Yutaka Sone. The exhibition unites three different positions and generations, focusing in each on a medium that may be historic, yet is unmistakable in its ability to develop narratives and negotiate themes. As the title of the exhibition suggests, the focus is on artistic works shown as slide projections or grappling with the presentation of single photographs, either in the form of slides or contact sheets.

Rundgang main events:

Wednesday, 31 May
Press welcome & press preview
with Judith Hopf and Willem de Rooij

Thursday, 1 June
daily from 4.30 – 10pm, students gallery

GARY'S presented by Cecilia Gerson & Reece York

“HIGHT” with Bob van der Wal & Julian Tromp / KL Cocktail - Conceptual Cuckolding / Karen Lutschy, Fabian Schöneich, Marie Egger: “Lives and works” On Panel Discussions / Elisa R. Linn - The stage as a mirror stage complex / Moriah Askenaizer - Hopscotch; dream's action & the sister of silence / Aileen Murphy - Poem / Amy Ball & Jana Euler - Unnatural Bachelorette / Happy Hour - Campari Steals LIFE Painting contest / Jude Brennan - Aeresol Schwitz / Studio for Propositional Enema - Canned Film Program / Jose Montealegre - Gossipiboma / Ryan Cullen - Three Concepts for New Zoos / Luzie Meyer - Mittens / Philippe Pirotte - Clouds and Broken Daggers / Jacob Lusensky - Going, going, / Thomas Nervi - Drunken Outsider plays Santana / David Guetta Department of Cultural Studies (live) /  UK art handlers - “This is why we can’t make nice things anymore” / Mickael Marman - I am not depressed, I am distracted / Josef Strau - Confessions of an Ex-professor / Magnus Andersen - How to adjust your children's sexuality / Rosa Aiello & Mikhail Wassmer / Dan Kwon - Unsubscribe? / Thomas Wizent - Weiche / Gary - Explaining death to (Man)Children / Sarah Nicole - Dizzy on the Tide / Benefit Auction - Beautiful-things-don’t-ask-for-attention / Deliveroo Banquet - very limited food and seating / Helga Barnärp - Stockholm Syndrome 2, el silencio loco.

Official opening & Rundgang awards
Prize Jury: Chris Fitzpatrick (Director Kunstverein München) and Philippe Pirotte
Masters of ceremony: Hanna-Maria Hammari & Evan Jose

Friday, 2 June
Michael Young: Close Attention

In this lecture, historical examples in art, architecture, and cinema will be discussed in relation to the recent work of Michael Young’s architectural practice. Young is an architect and educator practising in New York City where he is a founding partner of the architectural design studio Young & Ayata and currently an Assistant Professor at the Cooper Union.  

Rundgang Opening Party
Daimlerstrasse 32, Frankfurt
with Stepmaster Arson, 333Boys, Hilda Helena Lundgren Stammernäs, Daniel Keller and Lil Fokus
Admission: 5 euro

Saturday, 3 June
Sanford Kwinter in conversation with Daniel Birnbaum and Johan Bettum
Art and Architecture in the Age of Virtual and Augmented Reality

In conversation with Städelschule professors Daniel Birnbaum and Johan Bettum, Sanford Kwinter - architectural theorist, writer, and editor - will probe the emerging realm of virtual and augmented realities in the arts and architecture. The conversation will draw on histories in 20th century art and architecture and Kwinter’s recent interest in the human senses to situate and question the trajectories of these new realities with respect to human experience. Using the ongoing exploration of Marcel Duchamp’s The Large Glass (1915-23) and other experimental endeavours in virtual and augmented reality undertaken in the Städelschule Architecture Class, the conversation enquires into various aspects of this realm, including the status of digital image production and its implications for our spatial existence.

From noon
Students of the Master Program Curatorial Studies invite curators, artists and contributors of the art field for public conversations in the school’s auditorium. The talks will discuss current curatorial and artistic practices and strategies as well as exhibition concepts.

Designing the Future: Migrated visual artists in Germany
Rayan Abdullah (HGB Leipzig) in conversation with Sophie Buscher and Hannah Grimmer (Curatorial Studies)

Rayan Abdullah (*1957, Mosul, Iraq) is Professor for Typography at Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig. In October 2015, he founded the Academy for Transcultural Exchange, a four-semester, tuition free study program for refugee artists and designers.

Contemporary Art under the impact of Curatorial Practice and Art Criticism
Agnieszka Roguski (journalist and curator) and Kolja Reichert (author and journalist) in conversation with Alice Gustson and Maximilian Wahlich (Curatorial Studies)

Agnieszka Roguski, (*1983, Tübingen) works as a freelance author and curator, merging theoretical and artistic topics. She questions different exhibition practices and is interested in strategies of representation and art-production in the light of changing technologies. Together with graphic designer Ann Richter she founded the collective A.R. practice in 2014.

Kolja Reichert, (*1982, Starnberg), works as an art critic and holds the position as Editor for Art at Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung. After studying philosophy and German philology in Berlin he worked as an author for – among others –Tagesspiegel, Die Welt and Die Zeit, also for art magazines as Spike Art Quarterly, art, Weltkunst and frieze d/e.

Sunday, 4 June
From noon
Daimler Matinée: Brunch, Drinks & Live Music
Mensa, Daimlerstrasse 32

A look back: The Transformation of Frankfurt’s ausstellungsraum
Martin Schmidl (artist and author) in conversation with Sina Brückner-Amin and Isabelle Tondre (Curatorial Studies)

Martin Schmidl (*1962, Munich) studied liberal arts and communication design in Frankfurt, Karlsruhe and Munich. He holds a PhD from Academy of Fine Art Vienna where he worked on a study about exhibition design and display. Today he teaches at the Acdademy for Fine Arts Munich. Between 1992 and 1999 Schmidl initiated the ausstellungsraum in Frankfurt which today is fffriedrich, an exhibition space run by Curatorial Studies students.

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Rundgang is supported by

  • Städelschule Portikus e.V.
  • Ernst & Young GmbH
  • Hans und Stefan Bernbeck-Stiftung
  • Antje und Jürgen Conzelmann
  • Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank
  • Linklaters LLP
  • Filigran Trägersysteme GmbH
  • PRE Real Estate Deutschland
  • Satis&Fy AG
  • Stylepark AG
  • Frankfurter Volksbank
  • Frankfurter Künstlerhilfe
  • Engel & Völkers Commercial
  • Binding-Brauerei AG