Group projects

During the second and the third semester, each class creates a curatorial project in cooperation with the university lecturers, the Städelschule and the cooperating museums. It is the students' task to develop and realize a concept within a given frame. In 2013, the students curated a performance and film program in cooperation with the museum MMK for Modern Art and together with Peter Gorschlüter, Stefanie Heraeus, and Bernd Reiß for the Pentrável PN 14, one of the most spectacular room installations by the Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticia. In 2014, they created the cabinet exhibition ‘Vergessene Koerper: Helmut Kolle und Max Beckmann’ in cooperation with the Städel Museum and together with Stefanie Heraeus, Felicity Korn, and Felix Krämer. In 2015, they conceived the exhibition series ‘Doppelzimmer’ for the mezzanine floor 3 ½ at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin with Ellen Blumenstein, Stefanie Heraeus, and Nina Mende. The group exhibition ‘After facts – Pudding Explosion rearticulated’ took place in an empty storefront in Frankfurt in 2016 and was inspired by the headshop “Pudding explosion” which was opened in 1968 by the artist Peter Roehr in collaboration with the later gallerist Paul Maenz. Invited by the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation in 2017, the students developed the exhibition ‘The Biography of Things’ on photographic works by the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Offenbach together with Anne Marie Beckmann, Stefanie Heraeus, and Martin Liebscher. In 2018, the exhibition series ‘Subject:Fwd:Unknown’ took place in the Portikus’ project space fffriedrich responding to the dialogical works by the artists Leo Asemota and Násito Mosquito exhibited in the Portikus. This project was realized together with Stefanie Heraeus and Christina Lehnert. And finally, in 2019 the students developed a temporary "Museum der Kritik" together with Stefanie Heraeus and Christina Lehnert. Using the medium of performance, they explored the future political potential of the  institution museum together with Nuray Demir, Toon Leën, Thomas Geiger and Simon Pfeffel.