Pope L. "Misconceptions" at Portikus

Exhibition, 8 September – 21 November 2021

Hygiene concept of the Städelschule

Information, 6 October 2021 – 20 February 2022

Upcoming: this month PreviousNext

Winter Semester 2021/22

Information, 18 October 2021 – 20 February 2022

Year project of Curatorial Studies: facets, faces

Exhibition, 22 – 31 October 2021

Touch Release—An exhibition of Haegue Yang's class

Class Project, 29 October – 19 December 2021

Archive: 2021 NextPrevious

Final Reviews Architecture Class

Event, 9 – 10 September 2021, 17:00–21:30

THE WHISTLE—Absolventenausstellung 2021

Exhibition, 3 – 19 September 2021

Daniel Lie: Rotten Energy

Online Lecture, 24 June 2021, 19:00

Eyal Weizman: Cloud Studies

Online Lecture, 1 June 2021, 19:00

Breaking Glass III – Virtual Space

Symposium, 28 – 30 May 2021

David Gianotten: Contextual Engagement

Online Lecture, 20 May 2021, 19:00

Ellie Ga: Artist talk

Online Lecture, 18 May 2021, 19:00

Hassan Khan class: AUTONATURA

Class Project, 14 – 16 May 2021

Etta Madete: OCHA-African Avant-Garde

Online Lecture, 11 May 2021, 19:00

Willem de Rooij class: Premiere

Class Project, 7 – 21 May 2021

Banu Cennetoğlu: neither a mirror nor a hammer

Online Lecture, 6 May 2021, 19:00

Elif Saydam: The House Always Wins

Online Lecture, 20 April 2021, 19:00

Lectures Summer Semester 2021

Online Lecture, 20 April – 8 July 2021

Summer semester 2021

Information, 12 April – 16 July 2021

Willem de Rooij "PIERRE VERGER IN SURINAME" at Portikus

Exhibition, 27 March – 18 July 2021

STADL: Schtorona

Radio Show, 19 – 21 February 2021, 18:00–19:00

Willem de Rooij Class: Raum I7

Class Project, 19 February 2021


Event, 19 – 21 February 2021, 16:00–20:00

Bani Abidi: Funland

Online Lecture, 16 February 2021, 19:00

Olga Balema

Online Lecture, 4 February 2021, 19:00

Henrike Naumann: Aesthetics of Power

Online Lecture, 28 January 2021, 19:00

The Otolith Group: Infinity Minus Infinity

Online Lecture, 21 January 2021, 19:00

Manuela Moscoso: Liverpool Biennial 2021

Online Lecture, 19 January 2021, 19:00

Jason Mohaghegh: Dreams of the Last King

Online Lecture, 12 January 2021, 19:00

X Zhu-Nowell: Myths of the Transaction (feat. Kan Xuan, Drag Lomax and anonymous crystal magicians)

Online Lecture9 February 2021, 19:00online
Photo: X Zhu-NowellPhoto: X Zhu-Nowell

This lecture revisits the notorious artist-instigated exhibition Art for Sale (1999), which partially operated as a fully functioning 'art supermarket' inside a large shopping mall in China. This tumultuous event was one of the most important exhibitions that took place during the early development of Shanghai's experimental art-scene in the 1990s, a time when an initial influx of consumer capitalism was becoming a key mechanism of life in the city. In this lecture, X Zhu-Nowell will link Art for Sale with other examples of artists using buying and selling as an aesthetic strategy, such as Leben mit Pop by Konrad Lueg and Gerhard Richter (1963); David Hammons’ Bliz-aard Ball Sale (1983); Wu Shanzhuan’s Big Business (1989) and Devin Kenny’s Jumpman Freestyle by Drag Lomax (2015).

X Zhu-Nowell (they/them) is Assistant Curator at the Guggenheim in New York. They joined the museum in 2014 as part of the curatorial team for the survey exhibition Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World. Currently, they are working with artist Wu Tsang on a large-scale solo project commissioned for the Guggenheim’s rotunda. Zhu-Nowell is one of the founding curators of the Asian Art Circle, an acquisition group dedicated to diversifying the museum’s collection and programming through a concerted focus on emerging and established artists from Asia and Asian Diaspora. They also leads Frameworks, a curatorial working group that focuses on critically engaging with dominant notions of curatorial practice and discourse, underlying the importance of decoloniality and transfeminist thought. Prior to joining the Guggenheim Museum in 2014, they were part of the curatorial team for the 14th Istanbul Biennial SALTWATER: A Theory of Thought Forms. They hold a master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Since 2018, X Zhu-Nowell has collaborated with Frederick Nowell as Passing Fancy, a curatorial and artistic research duo. Their most recent exhibition, More, More, More was on view from July 2020 through January 2021 at TANK, Shanghai.


The lecture will be held in English language.

This website uses cookies. By using our website, you agree to our use of cookies.
Imprint and Legal Information