The Eduardo Chillida Chair of Frankfurt will study the sculpture in public space

Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.

2016-10-17

The academic program of the Eduardo Chillida Chair that the Etxepare Basque Institute created at the University of Frankfurt Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität starts today, with the expert in the field of sculpture Nina Schallenberg as a guest teacher. The program will run from October 16 to February 27 and includes a workshop scheduled for January.

The main topic of the next Chillida Professorship will be "Politics of Sculpture in Public Space", which allows to focus on mayor public sculptures by Chillida in Germany and elsewhere.  Schallenberg proposed to teach two courses:  the first one for Bachelor students titled "Theory of Abstract Sculpture", and the second one for Master students titled "Abstract Sculpture in Public Space. A History of Rejections".

Furthermore they are organizing an workshop with international guests by the end of the semester in January 2017. This workshop, held in cooperation with the Städelschule (Academy of Fine Arts) in Frankfurt, will also focus on the semester topic "Politics of Sculpture in Public Space". This topic fits very well in preparation for the internationally most well regarded exhibition on public sculpture, held every ten years in Münster, Germany. 2017 will be the fourth edition of "Sculpture Projects". Earlier editions have  included a mayor Chillida projects "Tolérance I" (1987) and "La jaula de la libertad" (1997). We hope, that Kaspar König, curator of "Sculpture Projects", will accept our invitation for the workshop.

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The academic program of the Eduardo Chillida Chair that the Etxepare Basque Institute created at the University of Frankfurt Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität starts today, with the expert in the field of sculpture Nina Schallenberg as a guest teacher. The program will run from October 16 to February 27 and includes a workshop scheduled for January.

The main topic of the next Chillida Professorship will be "Politics of Sculpture in Public Space", which allows to focus on mayor public sculptures by Chillida in Germany and elsewhere.  Schallenberg proposed to teach two courses:  the first one for Bachelor students titled "Theory of Abstract Sculpture", and the second one for Master students titled "Abstract Sculpture in Public Space. A History of Rejections".

Furthermore they are organizing an workshop with international guests by the end of the semester in January 2017. This workshop, held in cooperation with the Städelschule (Academy of Fine Arts) in Frankfurt, will also focus on the semester topic "Politics of Sculpture in Public Space". This topic fits very well in preparation for the internationally most well regarded exhibition on public sculpture, held every ten years in Münster, Germany. 2017 will be the fourth edition of "Sculpture Projects". Earlier editions have  included a mayor Chillida projects "Tolérance I" (1987) and "La jaula de la libertad" (1997). We hope, that Kaspar König, curator of "Sculpture Projects", will accept our invitation for the workshop.

Schallenberg has worked widely on modern and post-war sculpture and theory of sculpture, as an art historian as well as a curator. She has written a book on the presenting and staging modern sculpture focusing on the work of Auguste Rodin, Medardo Rosso and Constantin Brancusi. During her years at the Museum Ludwig in cologne she has been responsible for exhibitions of contemporary sculpture (Isa Genzken) as well as abstract post war sculpture. Currently she is director of collections at the Wilhelm Hack Museum in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

 

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