February 20, 2012 - Städel Museum - Museum, Collection, Architecture: The Städel and the present
February 20, 2012

Museum, Collection, Architecture: The Städel and the present

Photo by: Norbert Miguletz.

Museum, Collection, Architecture: The Städel and the present

Städel Museum
Schaumainkai 63
60596 Frankfurt am Main

www.staedelmuseum.de

On the occasion of the Städel Museum’s reopening and the inauguration of its new annex, an international group of art historians, artists, and architects will examine the institution, the longstanding collection and the building from the perspective of contemporaneity.

The two-day symposium will begin on Friday evening in English. The contributions scheduled for Saturday will be held in German. Attendance is free of charge. For previous registration, please call +49(0)69-605098-200 or write to info@staedelmuseum.de. The symposium will take place in the Metzler Hall of the Städel Museum.

Programme
Friday, 2 March 2012, in English
6pm: Welcome and introduction: Max Hollein
6.15pm: Nicholas Serota: Past, Present, Future: The Museum Now
7.15pm: Commentary: Charlotte Klonk

Saturday, 3 March 2012, in German
10am: Martin Engler: Narrations of the Present
10.30am: Oskar Bätschmann: Old and New at the Städel Museum
11.15am: Georg Baselitz in conversation with Oskar Bätschmann
12.00pm: Leni Hoffmann in conversation with Martin Engler
12.30pm: Break for lunch
2pm: Michael Schumacher and Till Schneider: Conspicuously Inconspicuous. Architecture in the Twenty-First Century
2.30pm: Gerd de Bruyn: The Architecture of Happiness – What is a Beautiful House?
3.15pm: Discussion. What Kind of Setting Does Art Need? Museum Buildings Today.
Michael Schumacher and Till Schneider, Gerd de Bruyn, Dieter Bartetzko.
Moderation: Charlotte Klonk

The speakers:
Sir Nicholas Serota, Director Tate, London
Prof. Dr. Charlotte Klonk, Art Historian, Berlin / New York
Prof. Dr. Oskar Bätschmann, Art Historian, Bern
Prof. Georg Baselitz, Artist, München
Prof. Leni Hoffmann, Artist, Karlsruhe / Freiburg
Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Michael Schumacher, Architect, Frankfurt
Dipl.-Ing. Till Schneider, Architect, Frankfurt
Prof. Dr. Gerd de Bruyn, Architectural Theorist, Stuttgart
Dr. Dieter Bartetzko, Architecture Critic, Frankfurt
Max Hollein, Director Städel Museum, Frankfurt
Dr. Martin Engler, Head of Contemporary Art Städel Museum, Frankfurt

With support from: Gemeinnützige Hertie-Stiftung

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