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Pope.L: Alzheimers Talk

Online Lecture, 17 November 2021, 19:30

Mahmoud Khaled: Paintings, Houses, Memorials

Online Lecture, 9 November 2021, 19:00

Year project of Curatorial Studies: facets, faces

Exhibition, 22 – 31 October 2021

Final Reviews Architecture Class

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

Pope.L: "Misconceptions" im Portikus

Exhibition, 8 September – 21 November 2021

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

Rungdang

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

Meindert Hobbema: The Wagon at the top of the Hill, nd.; Robert Smithson: Asphalt Rundown, Rome, 1969Meindert Hobbema: The Wagon at the top of the Hill, nd.; Robert Smithson: Asphalt Rundown, Rome, 1969

Lytle Shaw: Golden Age Smithson

Lecture13 November 2019, 19:00Aula, Städelschule, Dürerstraße 10, 60596 Frankfurt am Main

In the essay A Sedimentation of the Mind (1968) Robert Smithson proposes that artists move away from then familiar ideas of cool or hot art toward those of dry, or better, wet art. “The wet mind enjoys ‘pools and stains’ of paint. ‘Paint’ itself appears to be a kind of liquefaction. Such wet eyes love to look on melting, dissolving, soaking surfaces.” Smithson’s immediate reference is color field painting, and its dominant reception within models of instantaneous perception that would minimize precisely these materials, durational aspects of this painting’s physical basis in pooled, poured pigment. While many of Smithson’s sculptures can be imagined as cultivations of the slow pooling and soaking that color field paintings evokes but represses, Lytle Shaws lecture will reframe the artist’s one Dutch earthwork – Broken Circle/Spiral Hill (1971) – as a surprisingly systematic engagement with arguably the first wet, liquefaction art: Dutch seventeenth-century landscape painting. Linking Smithson’s and the Dutch painters’ aesthetics of land reclamation, the talk will excavate a soggy path through a little known Golden Age Smithson, locating key precedents for his interest in wet art in the works of Jacob van Ruisdael, Meindert Hobbema, and especially Jan van Goyen, who pooled wet pigment on his panels and gradually pulled recognizable forms out of them, re‐enacting the work of Dutch hydraulic engineers. 

Lytle Shaw is a New York-based writer. A contributing editor for Cabinet magazine and a professor of English at New York University, his books of poetry and prose include Cable Factory 20 (1999), The Lobe (2002), The Moiré Effect (2012), The Mollino Set (forthcoming, 2020), as well as many collaborative books with artists such as Jimbo Blachly, Emilie Clark, and Brad Brown. Lytle Shaw’s critical works on poetry and art history include Frank O’Hara: The Poetics of Coterie (2006), Fieldworks: From Place to Site in Postwar Poetics (2013), Narrowcast: Poetry and Audio Research (2018), and New Grounds for Dutch Landscape (forthcoming, 2020). Shaw has also published essays on artists including Zoe Leonard, Robert Smithson, Gerard Byrne, The Royal Art Lodge, and Paul McCarthy for museums including Reina Sofia, the DIA Center, Whitechapel Gallery, De Hallen, and the Drawing Center.

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