Roman Ondák

07.06.2012 - sound installation

specific objects, 17 min.

The Hamburg-based composer Michael Maierhof, former fellow of the Villa Aurora, created the composition specific objects, 17 min. during his residency in Los Angeles, inspired by the sounds of helicopters and airplanes. It was performed by six musicians and a conductor scattered throughout the exhibition space.

08.05.2012 - Julian Heynen

Roman Ondák - A "Painter of Modern Life"

Julian Heynen has been following Roman Ondák’s artistic development for years. One highlight was this year’s exhibition “In Reichweite von Hand und Auge” (In Hand’s and Eye’s Reach), which opened in February at the Ständehaus der Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen. In his lecture, the curator and author speaks about Ondák’s work.

Found in Translation

10.02.2012 - Artist´s Talk

Lisa Oppenheim

The New York artist gives a talk based on her work Cathay (2010).

Yto Barrada: Riffs

15.04.2011 - Discussion

A Modest Proposal

Discussion with Yto Barrada, artist; Catherine David, independent curator; Okwui Enwezor, Deutsche Bank Global Art Advisory Council; Bouchra Khalili, artist; and Hito Steyerl, filmmaker, writer, artist and Professor for New Media at the Universität der Künste Berlin.

28.04.2011 - Artist´s Talk

Yto Barrada

The French art historian and critic Jean-François Chevrier talks with the artist about her exhibition Riffs.

Color Fields

22.10.2010 - Curator´s Talk

Richard Armstrong and David Anfam

The curator of the exhibition, Richard Armstrong, Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Museum, speaks with art historian and catalogue essay author David Anfam about Color Field painting of the sixties.

18.11.2010 - Artist´s Talk

Markus Amm in Conversation with Simone Schimpf

On the occasion of the exhibition Color Field Markus Amm has developed Deutsche Guggenheim's special edition No. 53. In a conversation with Dr. Simone Schimpf, acting director and curator at the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Markus Amm talks about the meaning of color in his work and the current developments in Color Field painting.

Being Singular Plural

26.06.2010 - Lecture

Kaushik Bhaumik

Senior Vice-President, Film House; Osian´s Connoisseurs of Art Private Limited, Mumbai

26.06.2010 - Lecture

Sandhini Poddar

Curator of the show and Assistant Curator of Asian Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

26.06.2010 - Lecture

Dorothee Wenner und Nicole Wolf

Curators of the film program "Moving Politics —Cinemas from India"

27.06.2010 - Artists´ Talk

Sonal Jain & Mriganka Madhukaillya

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27.06.2010 - Artists´ Talk

Desire Machine Collective, Shumona Goel,
Vikram Joglekar, Kabir Mohanty and Amar Kanwar,
with Hito Steyerl

Moderation: Sandhini Poddar

07.10.2010 - Film, Art and Neuroscience

Uri Hasson and Amos Gitai

Since the early days of cinema, it has been acknowledged that film has a tight grip on the minds of the viewer, yet only recently have we been able to record viewers´ brain states while watching a film. Hosted by the Deutsche Guggenheim CLUB, the Berlin School of Mind and Brain (Humboldt Universitaet) and the Association of Neuroesthetics, Professor Uri Hasson (Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University) and Amos Gitai (director) will talk about the interrelations between film-art and neuroscience.

09.10.2010 - Talk

Sandhini Poddar and Anupam Poddar
The Mermaid´s Mirror — From Private Passion to Public Opinion

In cooperation with art forum berlin and within the frame of the Collector´s Talks, Anupam Poddar, Director, Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi and Sandhini Poddar, Assistant Curator of Asian Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York will discuss the theme of fi lm and video art from India, Pakistan, Iran and Central Asia.


19.05.2010 - Lecture by Elke Buhr

Cut Up - Wangechi Mutu or The Collage as Strategy.

Cut up, pastiche, sampling - there are many words to describe the collage form. In Wangechi Mutu's art, collage attains to its full potential as an aesthetic and political means that weaves together numerous cultural threads. The lecture aims to disentangle these, from Dada to popular black culture.
Elke Buhr is acting editor in chief at Monopol magazine.

* The lecture will be held in German.


28.01.2010 - Utopia and Science

The Utopia of Communication

Berlin-based artist Sissel Tolaas talks with the scientist Luc Steels about the "utopia of communication". This first lecture of the new series Art and Neuroscience is organized by the Deutsche Guggenheim CLUB together with the berlin-based Association of Neuroesthetics.

09.02.2010 - Utopia and Architecture

Patrik Schumacher/Zaha Hadid Architects

Together with Zaha Hadid, Patrik Schumacher is head of Zaha Hadid Architects. In the past years, the studio has developed sensational buildings pursuing a unique utopia in architecture and urban development. In German.

In cooperation with the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft of Deutsche Bank Location: Atrium of Deutsche Bank Unter den Linden

Julie Mehrutu - GREY AREA

19.11.2009 - Lecture by Magdalena Kröner

The Tectonics of Remembrance - On the Work of Julie Mehretu

Magdalena Kröner, freelance culture journalist and author, contributes to Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Kunstforum International, Monopol, and Art. In January 2008, she edited the Kunstforum International issue "New York after 9/11", in which she also shed light on Julie Mehretu´s oeuvre. She lives and works in Düsseldorf and New York.

* The lecture will be held in German.


11.09.2009 - Conversation between
Helga Grebing, Peter H. Feist, and Sebastian Preuss/h5>

Remembering the Art Historian Wilhelm Worringer.

Worringer´s biographer, his literary executor and co-editor of his writings, Prof. Dr. Helga Grebing, and the art historian and former assistant of Worringer, Prof. Dr. Peter H. Feist, talk about Wilhelm Worringer, his works and teaching. Moderation: Sebastian Preuss, Berliner Zeitung

* The lecture will be held in German.

17.09.2009 - lecture by Hannes Böhringer

What the Hell was Abstract?

In 1907 the art historian Wilhelm Worringer wrote his seminal dissertation Abstraktion und Einfühlung [Abstraction and Empathy] that has often been interpreted as the theoretical foundation par excellence of Expressionism and abstraction. In his lecture, Prof. Dr. Böhringer of the Institute of Art Studies at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig undertakes a reappraisal.

* The lecture will be held in German.

14.10.2009 - film screening and lecture

The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Guggenheim Museum

The internationally renowned architecture office GRAFT, known for its extraordinary approaches and organizational forms, outlines Frank Lloyd Wright and his importance to today´s architecture. Afterwards, the documentary film Art, Architecture, and Innovation – Celebrating the Guggenheim Museum will be screened, which was shot on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Wright´s legendary museum building.

* The lecture will be held in German.

Imi Knöbel - ICH NICHT (Not Me) / ENDUROS

24.06.2009 - Lecture by Eugen Blume

Zu Hilfe, zu Hilfe! Imi Knoebel meets Mies van der Rohe

Imi Knoebel´s project Zu Hilfe, zu Hilfe - for the Neue Nationalgalerie initiates a dialogue with Mies van der Rohe, perhaps the greatest purist among modern architects. Engaging the dominant space with radical austerity, Knoebel offers a unique experience of both artists´ intentions.
Eugen Blume, Director of the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart Berlin and curator of the exhibition Zu Hilfe, zu Hilfe..., outlines the history of this artistic exchange and its remarkable outcome.

* The lecture will be held in German.

09.07.2009 - Lecture by Martin Schulz

Intermedia Variations in the Art of Imi Knoebel

Drawing, light projection, photography, video, object, installation, painting - these and other media interact in Imi Knoebel´s work with stimulating reciprocity. Martin Schulz, private lecturer at the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe, charts the complex process relationships in Knoebel´s existing oeuvre and the close intermedial and temporal connections in the artist´s diverse lines of work.

* The lecture will be held in German.

23.07.2009 - Lecture by Jörg Heiser

Serial Pleasures - Industrial Scale and Artistic
Form in the Work of Imi Knoebel

"Lustserien", a term coined by Klaus Theweleit, describes the affective appropriation of "cool" media-promoted series of popular brand products. Coinciding with Pop Art, the minimalistic tendencies of the 1960s were already a reaction to these "Lustserien". Initially, Imi Knoebel limited himself to the black and white of his "Line Paintings" and to the brown of the masonite in his famous installation Raum 19. Despite their apparent asceticism, his earliest works are "Lustserien" for two reasons. Jörg Heiser, author and co-editor of the English art magazine frieze, explores these reasons, as well as the question why color is only one aspect of seriality in Knoebel´s practice.

* The lecture will be held in German.

Picturing America - photorealism in the 1970s

07.03.2009 - Artists´ Panel with Robert Bechtle,
Tom Blackwell, Audrey Flack and Ben Schonzeit

Dr. Valerie Hillings, curator of the exhibition Picturing America, and Linda Chase, art historian, discuss the Deutsche Guggenheim show with Robert Bechtle, Tom Blackwell, Audrey Flack and Ben Schonzeit.

02.04.2009 - Artist´s Talk with Will Cotton

For the last ten years Will Cotton´s work has explored themes of overindulgence and insatiability. Drawing and painting from confectionary landscapes he builds in the studio, his work often depicts an imagined utopia and it´s inhabitants. A New York native, Will Cotton exhibits internationally.

09.04.2009 - Lecture by Hannes von Gösseln
and Michael S. Cullen

"The Rapid Rise and Fall of Photorealism in the 70s"

Hannes von Gösseln, director of the Galerie de Gestlo, Hamburg, and at the time European agent for many artists included in Picturing America, gives a first-hand account of the emergence of Photorealism and its ascent in the international art scene.

* The lecture will be held in German.

16.04.2009 - Lecture by Dr. Wolfgang Becker

"Photorealism 1970"First Steps into Europe"

In 1969, Wolfgang Becker was invited to Aachen to facilitate the founding of the Neue Galerie - Ludwig Collection. Together with Peter Ludwig, the chocolate manufacturer and art collector from Aachen, who had just loaned his Pop Art collection to the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum in Cologne, Becker prepared an exhibition of "Pop and Post-Pop" - the newest trend from New York: Photorealism. The lecture explores the origins of the movement and probes the question, how photorealistic paintings reflect new modes of perception.

* The lecture will be held in German.

07.05.2009 - Lecture by David Lubin

"Photorealism and the Truth Crisis of the Seventies"

David Lubin is Professor of Art at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. He has written several books on U.S. painting and popular culture. His current research investigates the role of American art during wartime. Lubin's lecture considers Photorealism in terms of the social and political upheavals of the 70s.