Rundgang 2019

Rundgang 2019


Hochschule für Bildende Künste–Städelschule

February 11, 2019
Rundgang 2019
Annual student exhibition
February 15–17, 2019
Opening ceremony: February 15, 7:30pm
Daimlerstraße 32
Hochschule für Bildende Künste–Städelschule
Dürerstraße 10
60596 Frankfurt am Main

Rundgang is the annual event in which the Städelschule in Frankfurt opens its doors to the public. Over the course of three days, students from the classes of the professors Johan Bettum, Judith Hopf, Hassan Khan, Tobias Rehberger, Willem de Rooij, Amy Sillman, Theodore Spyropoulos, Haegue Yang and interim professor Gerard Byrne exhibit their practices and current interests. Works are shown across the two main locations; the nearby Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum features moving image and film productions; students from the Städelschule Architecture Class (SAC) present recent projects at both Dürerstraße 24 and 10; and the Curatorial Studies program hosts the Water Cooler Talks series, directing attention to curatorial concerns and methods.

Founded in 1817 the Städelschule supports open spaces for art and critical thinking through a variety of formats and discourses. Seminars in philosophy, art theory and art history are conducted by professors Daniel Birnbaum, Isabelle Graw and Philippe Pirotte. Winter semester visiting faculty includes Nikolas Gambaroff, Bonaventure Ndikung, Bunny Rogers, Wu Tsang and Mark von Schlegell. For SAC, guest professors Beatriz Colomina, Peter Trummer and Mark Wigley have supervised specializations and seminars.

The public lecture program of the Städelschule recently featured Ho Rui An, Paul Clinton, Stephanie Comilang, Tim Griffin, Michal Heiman, Bojana Kunst, Carsten Meyer, Dan Mitchell, Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh and Adam Szymczyk. To mark the twentieth anniversary of the program, the publication Städelschule Lectures 1 will be launched during Rundgang. It is the first in a series of thematically selected lectures, offering insights into the newest history and exchange of ideas at the school.

An important feature of the Städelschule is Portikus. Since its foundation in 1987, Portikus has been dedicated to exhibiting, publishing and discussing the work of emerging as well as established artists. Tala Madani’s exhibition Oven Light on view during Rundgang is the first institutional presentation in Germany by the Tehran-born and Los Angeles-based artist. Her recent serialized paintings and animations use light, both as motif and idea, to draw out the underlying dark sides to childish expressions, violent fantasies and animal instincts.

Hours: Friday–Sunday 10am–8pm

Collateral events

Thursday, February 14
Press welcome & preview
​with Philippe Pirotte (Rector Städelschule) and Tobias Rehberger (Professor Fine Arts).

Pure Fiction Mausoleum
Hear stories told by gravediggers, funeral masters, zombified musicians, and surgery students in The Old Crypt. The re-animated corpses of Pure Fiction’s pasts will perform their last lap of honor in memory of the writing class. Expect hauntings from special guests.

Total Krank
An evening of live readings from the possibly last PF publication Total Krank. 

The Exquisite Corpse is audible from the first floor in the Lichthalle: bring your rose to the tomb of Pure Fiction.  

Friday, February 15
Water Cooler Talks: Das globale Museum – Revision einer Revision
with Clémentine Deliss (HfG Karlsruhe) and Melanie Roumiguière (daadgalerie, Berlin), moderated by Philipp Lange and Carlotta Wald (Curatorial Studies), in German.

Book Launch: Städelschule Lectures 1

Water Cooler Talks: Room for Stories
poetry reading with Bunny Rogers, accompanied by Pia Bendfeld and Alke Heykes (Curatorial Studies).
Mensa, Daimlerstraße 32

Official opening & award ceremony
Prize Jury: Eva Birkenstock (Director Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf) and Hassan Khan (Professor Fine Arts).
Moderation: Maïly Beyrens & E.G. Powell.
Daimlerstraße 32

Rundgang Party
with Murat Önen, LUZ1E, Selectress and Flindt.
Daimlerstraße 32

Saturday, February 16
Water Cooler Talks: Lynn Hershman Leeson in conversation with Philippe Pirotte.

Water Cooler Talks: Art on the blockchain
artist talk with Harm van den Dorpel, moderated by Seda Pesen and Anna-Lisa Scherfose (Curatorial Studies).

Sunday, February 17
Daimler Matinée: brunch, drinks & live music.
Mensa, Daimlerstraße 32



Screenings at the Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum
Schaumainkai 41
Friday at 12pm and 4:15pm; Saturday at 2pm and 4pm; and Sunday at 11am and 1pm

Information, artist editions and publications. 

FKK Filmklasse Kitchen
Irregular times, regular events.  

Shuttle bus between Dürerstraße & Daimlerstraße
Friday, 1–9pm; Saturday and Sunday, 11am–8pm


Rector: Philippe Pirotte
Artistic Coordination: Il-Jin Choi and Paula Kommoss

For more information
T +49 (0) 69 605008 33 / kunstkoordination [​at​]

Rundgang 2019 is supported by Städelschule Portikus e.V., Ernst & Young GmbH, Hans und Stefan Bernbeck-Stiftung, Colliers International, Antje und Jürgen Conzelmann, Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank, Linklaters LLP, Lowland, FILIGRAN Trägersysteme GmbH & Co. KG, Frankfurter Künstlerhilfe e.V., PRE Real Estate Deutschland and satis&fy AG.

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