July 6, 2006 - Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt - KULTURZONE06 – 12–16 July 2006
July 6, 2006

KULTURZONE06 - 12–16 July 2006

Design: Jung von Matt / brand identity


1216 July 2006

Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1
60327 Frankfurt am Main
E-mail: info [​at​] kulturzone.de
phone: 49.69.75 75 5432, fax: 49.69. 75 75 5432

The Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt is organizing its first joint international conference with Messe Frankfurt to be held 1216 July 2006. Over five consecutive days, from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. the next morning, five highly charged, controversial themes of our present-day cultural reality will be presented and discussed by a hundred and twenty internationally renowned scholars, journalists, visual artists, writers, actors, and designers in lectures, podium discussions, artistic installations, and actions.

The five themes of KULTURZONE06 are: Waves, Trends, and Early Warning Systems, Everything Thinks, Except Human Beings, Good-bye, Subculture; Hello, Success Culture, Rethinking Spirituality: The Return of the Religious, and Me, Inc., versus the Hood: The Culture of Community. The goal is to develop different perspectives and points of view on the cultural discourse and to offer a forum for exchange of heterogeneous approaches.

KULTURZONE06 will take place in the Forum of the Messe Frankfurt. It will offer not only a conference with lectures and panels but also a Culture Club with performances; readings; art, music, and film events; and a Childrens Academy with numerous workshops for all ages. The whole site will become an open, lively platform for information, discussion, and events, transforming it into a place for encounters.

The conference is, according to Dr. Martina Weinhart, the curator of KULTURZONE06 and a staff curator at the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, an important and necessary platform for discussing current themes of contemporary society in an open forum, beyond any ideological monopolization. As the current debates over cultural identity, youth culture, and community show, culture, its production, agents, and fields of action are an important mirror and epistemological instrument for the existential questions of our time. Culture is a living process that has to be questioned repeatedly. In that spirit, the conference is designed to be interdisciplinary, networking art with the scholarly fields and debates in which interest is strongest at the moment.

PARTICIPANTS (selection)

Sachiko Abe, performance artist, Tokyo; Prof. Dr. Volker Albus, architect and designer, Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe; Dr. Christina Bartz, drama expert and cultural theorist, Universität zu Köln; Dr. Christoph Bieber, political scientist, Zentrum für Medien und Interaktivität, Universität Gießen; Prof. Dr. Gottfried Boehm, art historian and philosopher, Universität Basel; Prof. Dr. Hartmut Böhme, cultural theorist, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; Veronique Branquinho, fashion designer, Antwerp/Paris and her fashion design class at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna; Prof. Dr. Christina von Braun, cultural theorist, writer and filmmaker, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; Adé Bantu, musician and activist, Lagos/Cologne; Mark Butler, cultural theorist, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; Chris Crawford, computer game designer and writer; Jacksonville, USA; Frederic D., director and DJ, Berlin; Andreas Diefenbach, artist, Frankfurt am Main; DJ Ata, Frankfurt am Main/Berlin, DJ Dan Solo, Frankfurt am Main/New York; Prof. Dr. Elena Esposito, philosopher and sociologist, Università degli studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia; PD Dr. Karsten Fischer, political scientist, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; freitagsküche, artists collective, Frankfurt am Main; Boris Groys, philosopher and media theorist, Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe; Martí Guixé, designer, Barcelona/Berlin; Prof. Dr. Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, literary scholar, Stanford University; Andreas Haderlein, trend researcher and futurologist; Zukunftsinstitut GmbH, Kelkheim; Prof. Dr. Michael Hagner, historian of science, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich; Nic Hess, artist, Zurich/New York; Eno Henze, artist, Frankfurt am Main; Uwe Kauss, writer, Frankfurt am Main; Harald Kiesel, journalist, Odenwald; Uh-Young Kim, journalist and DJ, Cologne; Prof. Dr. Eva Kimminich, cultural theorist and literary scholar, Albert-Ludwig-Universität Freiburg; Dr. Wolfgang Kraushaar, political scientist and historian, Hamburger Institut für Sozialforschung; Hamburg; Felix Kubin, music performer, Berlin; Prof. Dr. Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber, psychoanalyst, Director, Sigmund-Freud-Institut, Frankfurt am Main; Prof. Dr. Thomas Macho, cultural historian, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; Matthias Matussek, journalist and writer, culture editor at DER SPIEGEL, Hamburg; Greil Marcus, writer and journalist specializing in music and culture, Los Angeles; Thomas Meinecke, writer, musician and DJ, Upper Bavaria; Bascha Mika, editor in chief die tageszeitung, Berlin; Sarah Morris, artist, New York; Prof. Dr. Nahed Armin Nassehi, sociologist, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München; Prof. Dr. Peter Neitzke, architect and writer, Zurich; Olaf Nicolai, artist, Berlin/Leipzig; Harry Nutt, feuilleton editor Frankfurter Rundschau; Anny & Sibel Öztürk, artists, Frankfurt am Main; Optimo, DJ, Glasgow; Tom Pawlofsky, designer, Feldkirch; Prof. Dr. Nicolas Pethes, literary scholar, FernUniversität in Hagen; Prof. Dr. Claus Pias, communication and media theorist, Universität Wien; René Pollesch, dramatist and writer, Berlin; Dr. Ulf Poschardt, writer and journalist, Berlin; Prof. Dr. Regine Prange, art historian, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main; Hani Rashid, architect, asymptote, New York; raumlabor_berlin (Markus Bader together with Francesco Apuzzo), project group for architecture and urbanism, Berlin; Tobias Rapp, journalist and editor at die tageszeitung, Berlin; Prof. Dr. Birgit Richard, media theorist, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main; Florian Rötzer, writer, journalist, media theorist, founder and editor in chief of the online-Magazine Telepolis; Katharina Rutschky, journalist, Berlin; Prof. Dr. Saskia Sassen, sociologist, The University of Chicago and The London School of Economics and Political Science, Chicago/London; Leander Scholz, writer and media theorist, Universität Bonn; Gert Scobel, philosopher, theologian, journalist and host at 3SAT, Mainz; Nahed Selim, journalist and writer, Amsterdam; Prof. Dr. Wolf Singer, brain researcher, Max-Planck-Institut für Hirnforschung, Frankfurt am Main; Marcus Staiger, musician, writer and label director of Royal Bunker, Berlin; Prof. Dr. Urs Stäheli, sociologist, Universität Bern; Helge Bomber Steinmann, artist, Frankfurt am Main; Benjamin von Stuckrad-Barre, writer, Berlin; Harald Taglinger, writer, taglinger.de , Zurich; Prof. Dr. Bassam Tibi, political scientist, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; Prof. Dr. Barbara Vinken, literary scholar, Ludwig-Maximlians-Universität Munich; Prof. Dr. Joseph Vogl, literary scholar and cultural theorist, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; Neville Wakefield, writer and curator, New York; Dr. Wolfram Weimer, writer and editor in chief of Cicero Magazin für politische Kultur, Berlin; Martina Weinhart, curator, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt; Clemens Weisshaar, designer, Munich; Prof. Dr. Niels Werber, literary scholar, Ruhr-Universität Bochum; Who Made Who, musicians, Copenhagen; Prof. Rainer Wolf, biologist, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, and Dorle Wolf, artist, Gerbrunn; Dr. Jutta Zaremba, media theorist, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main; Martin Zeuch, biologist, Biotechnik-Zentrum Darmstadt; Artur Zmijewski, artist, Warsaw; a.o.
Club Night organized in collaboration with Robert Johnson Club, Frankfurt am Main.
ORGANIZERS: Messe Frankfurt and Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt CURATOR: Dr. Martina Weinhart
OPENING HOURS: Wed Sat 9 a.m.1 p.m.; Sun 9 a.m.4 p.m
INFORMATION AND TICKETS: www.kulturzone.com

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