The Eduardo Chillida Chair inaugurated at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität University of Frankfurt in 2013 aims to promote specialised study and research in Basque art, and annually invites an expert to give classes in different topics. This year´s programme has already kicked off and will be taught by Tobias Voght, expert in theory and history of contemporary art.
The seminars offered will be divided into two blocks, one in Frankfurt (13-14 and 20-21 January), and another in Berlin (January 27-28, 3-4 February). In addition to lectures, there will be excursions in both cities. The programme invites students to reflect on the role of art in public space, in this case making a comparison between the two cities.
One of the courses offered by Voght will be an introduction to modern sculpture aimed at undergraduate students. The class is planned as four full-day city walks, two in Frankfurt and two in Berlin, to observe, describe and analyze urban sculptures, starting with the work of Basque sculptor Eduardo Chillida. The programme will also include a specialized course for master’s degree students. The course will focus on concepts and artistic methods since 1900, analyzing works by great sculptors.
Tobias Voght is an expert in art history whose areas of research are the relationship between images and words, the relationship between commodities and artwork since 1800, as well as artistic production in modern and contemporary art, art historiographies, and the authentication of art via contracts and certificates.