Exhibition details ::: Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main

Parked Like Serious Oysters

Graduates of the Städelschule 2015


14 October 2015 — 15 November 2015

For the seventh time, the MMK is presenting works by the current graduates of Frankfurt’s art academy, the Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste – Städelschule. In their final projects, the artists explore various media; this year the focus is on painting, film and installation.

The title of the graduates’ exhibition – “Parked Like Serious Oysters” – is based on the Manifeste Cannibale Dada by the French painter Francis Picabia (1897–1953). Throughout his career, Picabia consistently defied categorization in a certain artistic style. He began as an Impressionist, then turned to Cubism, processed elements of Fauvism as well as Surrealism in his works, and ultimately joined the Neo-Impressionists. He loved to play with ambiguities, and he opposed rigid conventions all his life. In his Manifeste Cannibale Dada, he called for protest against the middle-class world and its values, and against the inflexibility of the existing system. For the title of their show, the Städelschule graduates deliberately chose a quotation that can be understood as a resolution never to allow oneself to be pigeonholed, and always to encounter the new and unknown with a firm stance.

This year’s show will present works by thirty-two graduates from the classes of Monika Baer, Peter Fischli, Douglas Gordon, Judith Hopf, Michael Krebber, Tobias Rehberger, Willem de Rooij and Amy Sillman.

With: Salomo Andren, Maximilian Arnold, Patrick Alan Banfield, Christin Berg, Benedikte Bjerre, Calori & Maillard, Graziano Capitta, Victoria Colmegna, Inga Danysz, Jan Domicz, Ian Edmonds, Richard Eß, Charlie Froud, Larissa Hägele, Henrik Olai Kaarstein, Felix Kultau, Zac Langdon-Pole, Erika Landström, Hannah Levy, Julien Nguyen, Thuy-Han Nguyen-Chi, Anna Lucia Nissen, Jonathan Penca, Filippa Pettersson, Esper Postma, George Rippon, Veronika Russell, Marcello Spada, Anna-Lisa Theisen, Luke Willis Thompson, Ana Vogelfang, Anna Zacharoff

Accompanying Events:

Performance & Cooking Evening
Graduates of the Städelschule are guests in the Freitagsküche
Saturday, 24 October 2015,  from 7 pm

7 pm
Amy Hugo Ball and Filippa Pettersson: Don't be a Stranger
Lobby of the Auditorium, MMK 1
7.30 pm
Städelabsolventen are guests in the Freitagsküche
Freitagsküche MMK 1
In context of the 2015 exhibition of the Graduates of the Städelschule "Parked Like Serious Oysters", this year's graduates Thuy-Han Nguyen Chi and Christin Berg will be cooking together with the team of the Freitagsküche.

Vietnamese summer roles / Pho soup / sticky rice with mango und coconut milk /
warm patato salad / meat specialties from Brandenburg / corn on the cob, parsley butter  / krumkrake (waffle speciality), quince jelly, whipped cream

Wednesday, 4 November and Wednesday, 11 November, at 7 pm at MMK 1

In context of the 2015 exhibition of the Graduates of the Städelschule "Parked Like Serious Oysters", this year's graduates will present their works in short presentations.