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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

Poster Tamar ChaduneliPoster Tamar Chaduneli

Tom McCarthy: Adventures of the Black Box

Lecture24 June 2019, 19:00Aula, Städelschule, Dürerstraße 10, 60596 Frankfurt am Main

"7.13 Talking of visions: as time went on, my mental picture of the Project, my baroque casting, or elaboration, of it, changed. Out went the towers and palaces—or rather, better to say they flattened, their balconies and arches, corbels, cornices and spires and all such wedding-cakery steamrollered down into a uniform consistency. What these second-generation reveries gave me in their place, compressed and smooth, was a black box. It might have still been standing in the desert; or perhaps up on a plateau, a raised plain—above a city maybe, like the Parthenon, or maybe situated (for strategic reasons) far from any settlement, but nonetheless connected to a city, or a set of cities, over which it exerted influence. Then again, sometimes this black box in which the Project had become embodied seemed to be lying on the shelf of some administrative building. More accurate, perhaps, to describe it as resting on a plane, rather than plain: one geometric shape that sat atop another. As to its size: this, too, was far from clear. It was hard, in these visions, to maintain a sense of scale. Sometimes it seemed enormous, like an emperor’s mausoleum; at others it appeared no larger than a trunk, or coffin; at others still, the size of a child’s toy- or music-box. The only constant or unchanging aspect of it was that it was black: black and inscrutable, opaque." 

Paragraph from Satin Island (2015), Tom McCarthy

Tom McCarthy (*1969) is a novelist whose work has been translated into more than twenty languages. He teaches as guest professor at the Städelschule in the summer semester 2019 and is currently a Fellow of the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Programme.

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