Susanne Titz: Museum Abteiberg Mönchengladbach – Hans Holleins first iconic museum building

18/4 2017 7 pm

Talk with Vanessa Joan Müller

Susanne Titz is the director of the Museum Abteiberg in Mönchengladbach, the first museum building created by Hans Hollein. The iconic design was awarded the international „Pritzker Architecture Prize“ in 1985.

Susanne Titz‘s concept for the Museum Abteiberg is based on a re-examination of the special history and identity of the museum, which opened in 1982. Specific projects by Paulina Olowska, Monica Bonvicini and Michael Stevenson will be discussed, as well as cultural and institutional programs.

The talk is part of a series of talks that will be held under the motto art history today. Art history is based on the assumption that scholarly reception and interpretation as such constitute activities tied to their historical context. Therefore, to look at visual art from a current point of view inevitably entails the superimposition of a contemporary perspective on a historical practice. The series of talks attempts to radicalize this view: What interests us today and why?

Admission EUR 2