für bildende Kunst
Talk: ›Educational institutions‹ with Sabine Bitter/Helmut Weber/Klaus Ronneberger, Eva Hertzsch/Adam Page, Tom HolertSaturday, 26 June 2021, 16:00
Organized by: neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst
Hybrid event via zoom https://zoom.us/j/96023253295
and at Place Internationale*
The artists Bitter/Weber (Vienna/Vancouver) and the urban researcher Klaus Ronneberger (Frankfurt/M.) accompanied the relocation of Frankfurt University to the site of the former IG-Farben-Haus. The campus, once built in an anti-fascist esprit, was then partially demolished.The university‘s move to a building with an authoritarian architecture is symptomatic of its need to assert itself on today‘s education market.
Tom Holert is curator of the exhibition »Bildungsschock. Learning, Politics and Architecture in the 1960s and 1970s« at Haus der Kulturen der Welt. The show critiques the international euphoria surrounding the »education offensive« of the time. As part of »Bildungsschock«, Hertzsch/Page (co-founders of station urbaner kulturen) produced an artwork with pupils at Walter-Gropius-Schule on the Gropiusstadt housing estate.