Profession: Artist. On the Art Academy’s Future

19/11 2015 8 pm

Nicolaus Schafhausen in conversation with Philippe Pirotte

Every year since 2002, Kunsthalle Wien and the University of Applied Arts Vienna have awarded a prize to a graduate of the Institute of Fine Arts and Media Art. This year, they got the Academy of Fine Arts on board to draw the attention of a wider public to the prize and award winners.

What role does art education play today? What do the various players in the art scene expect from the academies? Philippe Pirotte is Rector of the Frankfurt Städelschule, which is regarded as one of the most successful art academies in terms of its graduates’ career prospects. He will be talking to Nicolaus Schafhausen, director of Kunsthalle Wien, about the current chances and challenges in academic art education.

Philippe Pirotte was head of Kunsthalle Bern and has been rector of the Staatliche Hochschule fur Bildende Kunste – Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main since 2014.

Talk in German and English

Vienna Art Week 2015