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Shireen Seno & John Torres: Artist talk

Lecture, 16 December 2019, 18:00

Shireen Seno & John Torres: Los Otros

Opening, 18 December 2019, 19:00

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Frida Orupabo: the mouth and the truth

Talk, 26 November 2019, 19:00

Stefano Harney: Sovereignty of the Concept

Lecture, 25 November 2019, 19:00

Lytle Shaw: Golden Age Smithson

Lecture, 13 November 2019, 19:00

Nana Oforiatta Ayim: AYAN – New Ways of Seeing

Lecture, 11 November 2019, 19:00

Bhanu Kapil: UNDEVELOPED WRITING

Lecture, 6 November 2019, 19:00

Yasmil Raymond: A Collective Work

Lecture, 5 November 2019, 19:00

Alia Farid: Artist talk

Lecture, 29 October 2019, 19:00

Winter Semester 2019/2020

Information, 14 October 2019

Frida Orupabo: the mouth and the truth

Opening, 27 September 2019, 19:00

Alia Farid: In Lieu of What Was

Opening, 19 July 2019, 19:00

Thom Mayne: Dean’s Honorary Lecture

Event, 26 June 2019, 19:00

Julia Haller: RAW

Lecture, 25 June 2019, 19:00

Tom McCarthy: Adventures of the Black Box

Lecture, 24 June 2019, 19:00

Städelschule Graduate Party 2019

Event, 19 June 2019, 23:00

Air Conditioned. Graduate Exhibition 2019

Opening, 19 June 2019, 19:00

Gaylen Gerber

Lecture, 5 June 2019, 19:00

Manuelle Gautrand: Beyond the programme

Lecture, 4 June 2019, 19:00

Anna Neimark: A Postconceptual Position

Lecture, 27 May 2019, 19:00

Wolfgang Tschapeller: On Architecture

Lecture, 9 May 2019, 19:00

Sandra Danicke and Kasper König

Lecture, 7 May 2019, 19:00

Dawn Kasper

Lecture, 2 May 2019, 19:00

Narratives in Boundless Space 

Opening, 1 May 2019, 18:00

Elijah Burgher: Artist's Talk

Lecture, 25 April 2019, 19:00

Heji Shin: Mom

Lecture, 16 April 2019, 19:00

Götz Stockmann: Erosion of Spatial Border

Lecture, 11 April 2019, 19:00

Rundgang Party 2019

Event, 15 February 2019, 22:00

Water Cooler Talks

Event, 15 – 16 February 2019

Rundgang 2019

Event, 15 – 17 February 2019

Tala Madani: Oven Light

Opening, 8 February 2019, 19:00

Michael Young: Fear of the Mediated Image

Lecture, 6 February 2019, 19:00

Hernan Diaz Alonso: Literal

Lecture, 23 January 2019, 19:00

Carsten Meyer

Lecture, 17 January 2019, 19:00

Johannes Helberger: KLING KLANG KLONG

Lecture, 16 January 2019, 19:00

Tim Griffin: Dispositions

Lecture, 15 January 2019, 19:00

Nana Oforiatta Ayim: AYAN – New Ways of Seeing

Lecture11 November 2019, 19:00Aula, Städelschule, Dürerstraße 10, 60596 Frankfurt am Main

Ways of historicising that are seemingly authoritative, singular, hierarchical subjective and linear, are giving way to more pluralistic, fluid ways of conveying narratives. One of these ways is the Ayan, a form of musical language and history telling of the Akan people of West Africa, that is allusive, elliptical, and multi-textured. Nana Oforiatta Ayim has drawn on the form of the Ayan as well as its multivocality in her writing, films, and art historical work; including creating a Mobile Museum and Cultural Encyclopaedia that are predicted on collaborative identity-making, fluidity of interpretation, and polyrhythmic open-endedness of text; that aim to question and create continuously new realities.

Nana Oforiatta Ayim is a writer, filmmaker, and art historian. She studied Russian and Politics and worked for the Eastern European section of the Department of Political Affairs of the United Nations. She then went on to do a Masters in African Art History, curating exhibitions such as Ghana's first pavilion at the Venice Biennale, speaking globally on cultural narratives and institution-building, as well as writing for frieze, ArtNews, and African Metropolitan Architecture. She has made several films, bringing together fiction, travel essay, and documentary, that have been shown at museums like The New Museum, Tate Modern, and LACMA.
Nana Oforiatta Ayim is the recipient of the 2015 Art & Technology Award from LACMA, the 2016 AIR Award, and the inaugural 2018 Soros Arts Fellowship. She has been named one of the Apollo ‘40 under 40’; one of 50 African Trailblazers by The Africa Report; one of 12 African women making history by Okayafrica; and a Quartz Africa Innovator; and is a 2018 Global South Visiting Fellow at Oxford University. Her first novel, The God Child, is being published by Bloomsbury Publishing in November 2019.

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