Graduation show of Städelschule-graduates of 2006 of the classes of Ayse Erkmen, Michael Krebber, Christa Näher, Tobias Rehberger, Simon Starling and Wolfgang Tillmans.
In 1815 Johann Friedrich Städel, in his will, laid the foundations for a collection of paintings and an academy of art. The distance between the studios of the academy and the exhibition spaces of the museum, both located between Dürer- and Holbeinstrasse, is less than 50 m. Art is of course the most immediate link between the two institutions.
Last year the Städel academy graduation show took place at the museum for the third time. This year we would like to continue the tradition.
At the exhibition opening, this year's winner of the graduation prize will be announced. The prize-money of 2.000 Euro was donated by the newly formed Städelschule Portikus Association (formerly Friends of the Städelschule Association and Portikus Association).