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Program from Juni

01. Juni - 31. Juli 2024

Guided tour with a focus on art psychology in the exhibition RAY Echoes. Emotion

Through the medium of photography, the exhibition_ RAY ECHOES. Emotion_, the challenges and tensions of human interaction become the subject of the exhibition. The works are deliberately intended to trigger an emotional echo so that self-awareness is possible. Fear, anger, sadness: why are feelings often judged negatively? Do they have added value? Where can emotions be felt in the body?

Self-awareness is the focus of this guided tour. Join us on an emotional journey and engage in dialog. The tour will be accompanied by the therapist Dr. Michael Laier (Praxis für Yogatherapie, Frankfurt). The tour ends with a guided mindfulness exercise; seating is available.

Without registration (limited spots available). Included in the price of admission.

Without registration. Included in the admission price.

The artist Victoria Keddie presents a live exploration of the auditory and rhythmic nuances of phonetic expression through an amalgamation of voices, synthesized sound, and customized learning software. This performance coincides with her sculptural sound installation, Pshal P’shaw, which is part of the exhibition CONTACT ZONES – Pamela Breda, Victoria Keddie, Sajan Mani.

The project originated during Keddie’s residency at the Max Planck Institute of Empirical Aesthetics in 2023. Inspired by the dimensionally unbound architectural floorplans of Hermann Finsterlin, the work explores the nuances of phonetic expression through a fusion of text, sound, video, and data. During her time at MPAIE, Keddie developed a phonetic script and conducted recording sessions with 28 diverse participants to examine the impact of phonetic adaptation on oral communication within the sonic landscape of a contemporary US Western dialect. She began conceptualizing a neural machine capable of probing the adaptive nature of speech patterns in response to unfamiliar dialectical nuances. This deep dive into the intricacies of human communication sheds light on the inherent propensity for phonetic mimicry as a conduit for bridging linguistic divides.

For this event, a record of the sound arrangements will be available to listen to. The album will be officially released with raster media in Fall 2024.

Without registration. Included in the admission price.

Without registration. Included in the admission price.

The exhibition “In the Garden of Satisfaction” presents Chinese painting from six centuries, landscapes, flower and bird paintings, portraits, calligraphy and, in the 20th century, abstract compositions. What distinguishes these works from Western art? How “conservative” is this painting? What is literary art as opposed to commissioned painting? What is an original, what is a copy, an adaptation, what is a forgery? What changes in the 20th/21st century? Is Chou Chung-Cheng, for example, who went to Paris as a young woman, completed her doctorate at the Sorbonne and studied art with Alfred Mahlau and Willi Baumeister in the 1950s, really a Chinese artist? Questions like these will be discussed in the expert talk.

Discussion with:
Dr. Shao-Lan Hertel/Director, Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst Köln
Gerald Holzwarth, M.A., freelance scientist and Expert for Chinese painting, Autor der Katalogeinträge zur laufenden Ausstellung
Dr. des. Feng Schöneweiß/ Postdoctoral Fellow, 4A_Lab, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut; and Postdoctoral Fellow, Ostasienabteilung, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz

Moderation:
Dr. Stephan von der Schulenburg/Museum Angewandte Kunst, Director of the Asian collection

The event will take place at the Villa Metzler.
Without registration. Included in the price of admission.

Calligraphy is called “Shu Fa” in Chinese and refers to the rules and methods of writing. By picking up a brush, ink and rice paper, this workshop provides an overview of the Chinese language and characters. Chunqing Huang was born in 1974 and came to Germany from China in 2000 after studying at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing (1994-1998). Then she studied at the Städelschule under Wolfgang Tillmans and Peter Angermann and was a master student of Hermann Nitsch.

20 euros/ 16 euros reduced.
Duration: 2 hours
Registration via create.angewandte-kunst@stadt-frankfurt.de is required.

The TALKING OBJECTS ARCHIVE is a digital platform looking at questions of decolonial knowledge production and will be launched in December 2024. Three Think Tanks will be held to accompany the development of the TALKING OBJECTS ARCHIVE: in Dakar (May 2023), in Frankfurt (July 2024) and in Nairobi (November 2024). The think tank in Frankfurt deals with the cosmologies of objects and focusses on three main topics materiality, spirituality and gendered objects.

The think tank begins with a performative conversation with objects from the collection of the Museum Angewandte Kunst, hosted by Aisha Camara (moderator/community organizer, Frankfurt). Researchers from different disciplines as well as the public are invited to share their experiences with an object. There is no hierarchisation of knowledge. What does it trigger? What associations does the object evoke? What questions do I want to ask the object, what do I want to know about it? A polyperspective view of the object and an interactive conversation with the object emerges.

The talk will be held in English.

Without registration. Included in the admission price.

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The TALKING OBJECTS ARCHIVE is a digital platform looking at questions of decolonial knowledge production and will be launched in December 2024. Three Think Tanks will be held to accompany the development of the TALKING OBJECTS ARCHIVE: in Dakar (May 2023), in Frankfurt (July 2024) and in Nairobi (November 2024). The think tank in Frankfurt deals with the cosmologies of objects and focusses on three main topics materiality, spirituality and gendered objects.

What can objects tell us about gender roles? Can objects lose their spirituality or can other objects take their place? And how does materiality behave in digital space?

3 pm: Welcome by Isabel Raabe and Mahret Ifeoma Kupka, followed by a screening of the film Becoming Kaspale by Syowia Kyambi

3.30 pm: Talks on materiality with Mutanu Kyany’a (scientist, Nairobi) and Adam Yawe (artist, Nairobi), moderated by Isabel Raabe

Talks on spirituality with Abdourahmane Seck (scientist, Saint Louis) and Eleonore Wiedenroth- Coulibaly (scientist & activist, Frankfurt), moderated by Malick Ndiaye (curator, Dakar)

Talks on gendered objects with Muthoni Mwangi (researcher, Nairobi) and Elise Fitte-Duval (artist, Dakar), moderated by Mahret Ifeoma Kupka

5 pm: Muuga? Grief is a portal; bring your heart, I’ll bring the water, poetry reading with Karwitha Kirimi (artist, Nairobi)

The talk will be held in English.

Without registration. Included in the admission price.

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Without registration. Included in the price of admission.

Public guided tour about the highlights of the collection.

Without registration. Included in the admission price.