14.06.2015, 16:30-17:30
Mit Thomas Grötz
Freier Eintritt


Kunsthalle Zürich
Limmatstrasse 270
CH-8005 Zürich

Tel: +41 (0) 44 272 15 15
Fax: +41 (0) 44 272 18 88

The art of Albert Oehlen challenges the medium of painting, and our understanding of it. The theory and education program of his exhibition An Old Painting in Spirit seeks to challenge the format of the guided tour, which has been declared dead and undying at once in a similar way to painting. Thus we will talk while taking a walk with the artist, a number of special guests, our education team and – last but not least – our visitors.


Thomas Grötz (born 1965) lives in Berlin. He studied art history, philosophy, and ethnology in Trier. Grötz is an author and artist. He holds a PhD on the relationship of visual art and music in the work of several disciples of Joseph Beuys. Grötz published his own books (Die Tödliche Doris Band 2, 1999), his dissertation (2002), and a monograph on the artist Käthe Kruse), and is editor of publications on Martin Kippenberger, Günther Förg, Werner Büttner, as well as essays on art and music and contemporary painting in exhibition catalogues and magazines (art, testcard, Texte zur Kunst,, Intro, Neue Zeitschrift für Musik, MusikTexte). He also authored numerous features, for example radio plays (Deutschlandradio, Bayrischer Rundfunk, Hessischer Rundfunk, Südwestrundfunk).


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