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Event, 28 October 2020

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L'Esprit—Room For Improvisation #5

Event, 14 October 2020, 18:00–20:00

L'Esprit—Room For Improvisation #4

Event, 7 October 2020, 18:00–20:00

L'Esprit—Room For Improvisation #3

Event, 30 September 2020, 18:00–20:00

L'Esprit—Room For Improvisation #2

Event, 23 September 2020, 18:00–19:30

L’ESPRIT – Absolventenausstellung 2020

Exhibition, 19 September – 18 October 2020

MOVING PLANTS at Palmengarten

Exhibition, 2 September – 18 October 2020

Hajra Waheed "HUM" at Portikus

Exhibition, 11 July – 6 September 2020

Hassan Khan: The Keys to the Kingdom

Online Lecture, 9 July 2020, 19:00

Akira Takayama: Richard Wagner meets McDonald's

Online Lecture, 7 July 2020, 19:00

Lecture Series Summer Semester — July 2020

Online Lecture, 2 – 31 July 2020

Chris Speed: Co-Designing with Things

Online Lecture, 2 July 2020, 19:00

André Vida: Chiral Rapture; or, the Ambiguities

Online Lecture, 30 June 2020, 19:00

Lecture Series Summer Semester — June 2020

Online Lecture, 2 – 30 June 2020

Cooking Sections: Cases of Confusion

Online Lecture, 2 June 2020, 19:00

Emilija Škarnulytė: Sunken City

Online Lecture, 21 May 2020, 19:00

Lucy Cotter: Reclaiming Artistic Research

Online Lecture, 19 May 2020, 19:00

Iman Issa: Proxies, with a Life of Their Own

Online Lecture, 5 May 2020, 19:00

Ulrika Karlsson: Interiors after Images

Lecture, 20 February 2020, 19:00

Rundgang Party 2020

Event, 14 February 2020, 23:00

Rundgang 2020

Event, 14 – 16 February 2020

Water Cooler Talks

Event, 14 – 16 February 2020

Melissa Gordon: The Embarrassment of SUCKCESS

Lecture, 5 February 2020, 19:00

Aneta Rostkowska

Lecture, 29 January 2020, 19:00

David Brüll: Bottom-Up Coded Cultures

Lecture, 27 January 2020, 19:00

Oliver Tessmann: Material-Digital

Lecture, 23 January 2020, 19:00

Water Cooler Talks

Event14 – 16 February 2020


On the occasion of Rundgang at Städelschule, the students of the master’s programme Curatorial Studies present the Water Cooler Talks. For three days, this series of events provides an open platform to exchange and discuss ideas together with artists, curators, theoreticians and activists on shifting boundaries in the contemporary art world(s).

This year's discussions, a lecture performance and a film screening will focus on Queer Ecologies and the tension between artistic and curatorial practice. By queering we mean a critical approach towards the constructs of identity practices and norms. The series of events focuses on possibilities and challenges of obvious and subtle queer practices in relation to the environment. How are certain categories produced and defined? How can dichotomous relationships – nature/culture, humans/environment, self/other, production/reception – be shifted, irritated and thought differently? The approach of the Water Cooler Talks is contextual and offers the opportunity to reflect on our own curatorial practices.

Friday, February 14
11 Uhr Grey, Green, Gold (and Red)
Lecture Performance mit Uriel Orlow and following conversation with Lina Louisa Krämer
moderated by Theresa Dettinger and Leonie Schmiese (Curatorial Studies)

14:00 Teaching Art and Curating
Conversation with Yasmil Raymond and Haegue Yang
moderated by Asta Mandelsloh and Johanna Weiß (Curatorial Studies)

16:30 La Conférence des Femmes - Nairobi ‘85 by Françoise Dasque (1985)
Film Screening (64min.)

17:30 WebChat
with Mine Kapalangı and Collective Çukurcuma

Saturday, February 15
14:00 Water Cooler Talks
Conversation between Miriam Cahn and Philippe Pirotte

16:00 Water Cooler Talks: On Thinking, Staging and Performing Plants
Lenka Kukurová (Artwall Gallery, Prag) with Bojana Kunst (Institut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaften, Gießen),
moderated by Anneliese Ostertag and Teodora Talhoş (Curatorial Studies)

Sunday, February 16
18:00 La Conférence des Femmes - Nairobi ’85 by Françoise Dasque (1985)
Film Screening (64min.)

19:00 WebChat
with Mine Kapalangı and Collective Çukurcuma

Curatorial Studies – Theorie – Geschichte – Kritik is a joint master’s programme between the Hochschule für Bildende Künste – Städelschule and the Goethe-Universität. As a cooperation with MUSEUM MMK FÜR MODERNE KUNST, Städel Museum and Liebieghaus, Historisches Museum, Weltkulturen Museum and Portikus, the programme’s distinctiveness lies in its internationally unique combination of university, art school and museums. Through innovative teaching and learning methods, students are able to combine academic study and research with curatorial approaches and experiences in the occupational field.


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