The Städelschule’s 200th anniversary was particularly generously supported by Städelschule Portikus e.V. as the main sponsor. Its programme included:
The Value of Critique
Thursday 19 and Friday 20 January 2017
The Value of Critique symposium was devised and run by Isabelle Graw and Christoph Menke. This contribution by the Institute of Art Criticism is a regular and integral part of the teaching and also a prologue to the Städelschule’s 200th anniversary.
200 YEARS OF THE STÄDELSCHULE
Thursday 18 May 2017
The Städelschule’s 200-year existence in Frankfurt am Main has its roots in a long tradition of civic and civilian engagement. The Städelschule is therefore launching its anniversary with a ceremony for invited guests on 18 May 2017 in the Römer’s Kaisersaal in Frankfurt.
June 2017 to September 2017
Portikus XXX is the summer programme that marks the 30th birthday of Portikus. It starts and ends with two art projects in public spaces in the city of Frankfurt am Main, where the people of Frankfurt live, work or relax. During the summer months the exhibition hall is running a film programme in the garden. All the guest artists are closely associated with Portikus and the Städelschule, either having exhibited here or studied or taught at the Academy of Fine Arts.
With respect to Portikus’s most recent exhibition history, the curators are preoccupied with the region’s creative potential and artistic trends that have developed in Frankfurt. The influence of the Städelschule and Portikus on international modern art is not analysed historically, but instead practised and developed.
Annual student exhibition
Thursday 1 June to Monday 5 June 2017
The annual ‘Rundgang’ at the Städelschule is one of the most popular international art events in Frankfurt am Main. As a one-off on the occasion of the anniversary, it is being held in the summer. For five days students offer visitors insight into their artistic practice and their studios. All the students at the Städelschule take part in the ‘Rundgang’ and its supporting programme.
Friday 16 June 2017, 6.30pm
public preview at Portikus: Tuesday 13 to Friday 16 June 2017
The benefit auction is being held in collaboration with Sotheby’s auction house in the Metzler-Saal of the Städel Museum. All proceeds will go to the Städelschule and Portikus to safeguard independent teaching at the school and the development of its infrastructure and workshops, as well as future exhibitions and Portikus’s publishing programme.
Dean's Honorary Lecture
Thursday 13 July 2017, 7pm, Refectory
The Dean’s Honorary Lecture of the Städelschule Architecture Class has been held annually at the end of the academic year since 2006. It pays tribute the speaker for his or her outstanding services in the field of theoretical or practical architecture. In this anniversary year, the talk is being given by Farshid Moussavi. She is Professor in Practice of Architecture at Harvard University, is currently working on projects in Paris, Montpellier and London, and has designed contributions to architecture exhibitions in Venice, Japan and London. Her publications include The Function of Form (2016), The Function of Style (2014) and The Function of Ornament (2008).
Tuesday 17 October 2017
For 10 years the Städelschule’s graduate exhibition has been produced in collaboration with the MMK – Museum of Modern Art Frankfurt. It is one of the most important and exciting times for students in their studies at the Städelschule, marking their transition from the Academy of Fine Arts to life as artists.
The Städelschule is publishing several books in 2017: May sees the publication of a book that accompanies the ceremony and positions the Städelschule in the present politically, historically and with regard to future teaching.
In the autumn the Städelschule is publishing a selection of its public lectures from the past five years to address the question of what artistic teaching represents today.
With support from Städelschule Portikus e.V.