24th–26th October 2019
Thursday, 24th October 2019, 4 pm–7 pm
Friday, 25th October 2019, 7 pm
Saturday, 26th October 2019, 3 pm
Saturday, 26th October 2019, 7 pm
Thurday, 24th october 2019, 7.30 pm
Thursday, 24th–Saturday, 26th october 2019, 12 pm–7 pm
As a public place, the museum represents the social discourses of which it is a part. The museum has been, and still is, part of social movements and debates and a space, where debates relating to those discourses take place. In a globalized world, where different voices and social as well as political movements form around themes such as inclusion and equal rights, the demands for a museum as a pluralistic safe space intensify.
As such, the position of the museums is constantly reassessed, according to social and political developments. This is where the project “Museum der Kritik” wants to intercede and interrogate the museum in terms of its present challenges and possibilities: Who designs the museum of the present? How is knowledge produced in a museum? What forms of lack of transparency, hierarchical structures and mechanisms of exclusion can be observed? What role does mediation play and at whom is it directed?
The museum of the present seems to linger between these questions. Using all this as a starting point, the project space fffriedrich will offer a possibility to focus on the search for artistic and curatorial critique as well as imagining possible spaces “in-between” and alternative conditions. By concentrating on the present and on artists, who work with the artistic medium of performance, the project will discuss to what extent critique can take effect within a museum context. The discrepancies between theory and practice, between wishful thinking and reality will be explored by the artists Nuray Demir, Toon Leën, Thomas Geiger and Simon Pfeffel within the “Museum der Kritik”.
Curated by students of the MA Curatorial Studies – Theory – History – Critique programme at Goethe University and the State Academy of Fine Arts – Städelschule: Pia Bendfeld, Mailin Haberland, Alke Heykes, Philipp Lange, Sarah Müller, Emily Nill, Sonja Palade, Seda Pesen, Alessa Sänger, Anna-Lisa Scherfose.
The exhibition is made possible by Goethe University's "Teaching Cooperation with Non-University Partners in the City and Region" fund.
Alte Mainzer Gasse 4–6
60311 Frankfurt am Main
Donnerstag, 24.–Samstag, 26. Oktober 2019, 12–22 Uhr
Tuesday, 24th–Saturday, 26th October, 12 noon–10 pm