Rundgang 2018

Rundgang 2018


Lichthalle Dürerstraße 10. © Städelschule. Photo: Jörg Hempel.

February 7, 2018
Rundgang 2018
February 8–11, 2018
Opening ceremony: February 9, 6pm
Dürerstraße 10
60596 Frankfurt am Main Hessen
Hours: Monday–Friday 10am–4pm

From February 8 to 11, 2018, Städelschule Frankfurt will host its annual Rundgang, the student exhibition during which the art school opens its doors to the public. In the course of four days, students from the classes of internationally acclaimed faculty members such as Monika Baer, Johan Bettum, Peter Fischli, Douglas Gordon, Judith Hopf, Tobias Rehberger, Willem de Rooij, Amy Sillman, Theodore Spyropoulos, and Haegue Yang will exhibit their practices and current interests. Works will be shown on the two main campuses in Dürerstrasse 10 and Daimlerstrasse 32, Frankfurt; students of the Curatorial Studies program will conduct a series of talks in the school’s lecture hall; film- and video-work will be shown in the Deutsches Filmmuseum; and the students of the Architecture Class will present recent projects in their building in Dürerstrasse 24. 

Founded in 1817, the Städelschule figures amongst the most influential art academies in the world and its faculty, including also Daniel Birnbaum (Philosophy), Isabelle Graw (Art Theory), and Philippe Pirotte (Art History), attracts a student body with over 70 percent of students from abroad. Furthermore, guest professors, external lecturers, and visiting tutors support and continuously develop a diverse range of teaching formats. Visiting faculty in 2017/18 includes guest professors Gerry Bibby, Bonaventure Ndikung, Laure Prouvost, Mark von Schlegell. Lecturers this semester were amongst others Eric Baudelaire, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Moyra Davey, Elena Filipovic, Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven, Allison Katz, Pablo Larios and John Smith. For the Architecture Class, guest professors Beatriz Colomina, Peter Trummer and Mark Wigley have taught in the various specializations and conducted seminars.

An important feature of the Städelschule is the Kunsthalle Portikus. Ever since its foundation in 1987, Portikus has been dedicated to exhibit, publish and discuss young and emerging as well as established artists. The Städelschule, Portikus and its director, Philippe Pirotte are honoured to present Christina Lehnert as the new curator of Portikus, succeeding Fabian Schöneich. On Friday, February 9, Portikus will open a site-specific exhibition by American artist Candice Lin. A Hard White Body, a Soft White Worm will be Lin’s first institutional solo-exhibition in Germany. In this show, the artist weaves together the stories of James Baldwin, Jeanne Baret, and Maria Sibylla Merian. While separated through time, geography and dividing lines of race, class and gender, all three characters negotiated complex intersectional power relations. In a room-spanning installation at Portikus, their trajectories are interwoven with those of porcelain, plants, and insects.

Rundgang main events:

Thursday, February 8
Press welcome & press preview
with Prof. Willem de Rooij & Prof. Philippe Pirotte

Pure Fiction: Black Velvet
Lichthalle, Dürerstrasse 10

Friday, February 9
Watercooler Talks
Organized and hosted by students in Curatorial Studies, the talks will direct attention to current curatorial practices and questions.
Daily from noon in the Aula, Dürerstrasse 10

Watercooler Talks
Ulla Heinrich (dgtl fmnsm) & Antje Krause-Wahl (Goethe University) with Yevgeniy Breyger & Lea Steinkampf (Curatorial Studies)

Watercooler Talks
Philippe Pirotte (Städelschule) & Gabi Ngcobo (Berlin Biennale) with Ben Livne Weitzman (Curatorial Studies)

Official opening & prize ceremony
Prize Jury: Oriane Durand (Director Dortmunder Kunstverein) and Prof. Haegue Yang
Masters of ceremony: Viviana Abelson & John Ryaner

Portikus exhibition opening
Candice Lin: A Hard White Body, a Soft White Worm
Maininsel / Alte Brücke 2

Rundgang party
with Pandora’s Jukebox, Luzi Gehrisch, Carl Simon, Harry Chapman
Daimlerstrasse 32
Admission: 5 euro 

Saturday, February 10
Watercooler Talks
Christina Lehnert (Portikus) & Viktoria Draganova (Swimming Pool) with Dennis Brzek (Curatorial Studies)

Candice Lin, Lotte Arndt & Philippe Pirotte

Christa Näher in conversation with Monika Baer, Daniel Birnbaum, Christa Näher & Philippe Pirotte
Followed by book presentation of Christa Näher: Städelschule 1987 – 2013

Exhibition opening
-46,08° with Rasmus Søndergaard Johannsen, Sophie Kitching, Anselm Schenkluhn
fffriedrich, Alte Mainzer Gasse 4-6

Sunday, February 11
Daimler matinée
Brunch, drinks & live music
Mensa, Daimlerstrasse 32

Watercooler talks
Susanne Pfeffer (MMK) & Johannes Paul Raether (Kunstakademie Düsseldorf) with Peter Hess (Curatorial Studies)

Book presentation
After facts. Pudding Explosion rearticulated
FKK Filmkitchen, Dürerstrasse 10

Film program at the Deutsches Filmmuseum
Part 1: Thursday 3pm, Saturday 1pm, Sunday 11am
Part 2: Friday 4pm, Saturday 3pm, Sunday 1pm
Schaumainkai 41

Public tours
Dürerstraße 10:
Daimlerstraße 32:
Contact: fuehrungen [​at​]

Daily 10am–6pm, information, student editions and publications

Student Office
Friday 1–3pm and Saturday 10–12am

Mensa in Dürerstrasse 10
Friday to Saturday, 10am–8pm and Sunday, 10am–6pm under the direction of Aman, Max and Bouhlou

FKK Filmklasse Kitchen
Daily during irregular times, serving drinks, tunes, and very special events.  
Keep an eye on the kitchen-door for updates. 

Shuttle bus between Dürerstrasse & Daimlerstrasse
Friday to Sunday, 11am–8pm

Director: Prof. Philippe Pirotte
Artistic Coordinators: Il-Jin Choi & Line Ebert
For more information: /

T +49 (0)69 605008-0 / kunstkoordination [​at​]

Rundgang is supported by Städelschule Portikus e.V., Ernst & Young GmbH, Hans und Stefan Bernbeck-Stiftung, Antje und Jürgen Conzelmann, Marita Kaus Gedächtnispreis, Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank, Linklaters LLP, Filigran Trägersysteme GmbH, PRE Real Estate Deutschland, Satis&Fy AG, Frankfurter Volksbank, Frankfurter Künstlerhilfe, Engel & Völkers Commercial, Binding-Brauerei AG

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