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Corona plan during the Graduate Show 2020

We look forward to seeing you at the Graduate Show on September 19 and 20. Due to the current situation we ask you to observe the following rules of conduct so that we can all enjoy the show in a pleasant and inspiring atmosphere:

  • If you feel ill and feverish, please do not visit the exhibition.
  • For your visit you have to register at the entrance and leave your contact details.
  • Please wear a mouth and nose protector the whole time. This is also necessary outdoors.
  • Please keep a minimum distance of 1.5 meters to other people.
  • Please observe the marked walking direction in the corridors.
  • All three staircases have toilets where you can wash your hands regularly.
  • Use the facilities provided to disinfect your hands.
  • We ask for your understanding that only a limited number of 750 people can be in the whole building at the same time.
  • All exhibition rooms have a specially defined maximum admission according to their size.
  • If there are waiting times at the entrance, please wait with a distance between each other.
  • Alcoholic beverages may neither be offered nor consumed during the entire duration of the exhibition.

The measures listed here must be observed without exception during your stay at the Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg.

We thank you for your understanding.

Public Information Day 2021

How do I become an art student? How does the application process work? Can I also study to become a teacher at the HFBK? These and other questions about studying art will be answered by professors, students and staff at the HFBK during the Public Information Day on February 13, 2021. Due to Corona, only online!

Semestereröffnung und Hiscox-Preisverleihung 2020

On the evening of November 4, the HFBK celebrated the opening of the academic year 2020/21 as well as the awarding of the Hiscox Art Prize in a livestream - offline with enough distance and yet together online.

Art defies Corona: Graduate Show 2020

With a two-month delay, the Graduate Show took place this year on the 19 and 20 September. More than 140 students showed their artistic graduation projects, from painting to sound installation.

Teaching Art Online at the HFBK

How the university brings together its artistic interdisciplinary study structure with digital formats and their possibilities.

HFBK Graduate Survey

Studying art - and what comes next? The clichéd images stand their ground: Those who have studied art either become taxi drivers, work in a bar or marry rich. But only very few people could really live from art – especially in times of global crises. The HFBK Hamburg wanted to know more about this and commissioned the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Hamburg to conduct a broad-based survey of its graduates from the last 15 years.

How political is Social Design?

Social Design, as its own claim is often formulated, wants to address social grievances and ideally change them. Therefore, it sees itself as critical of society – and at the same time optimizes the existing. So what is the political dimension of Social Design – is it a motor for change or does it contribute to stabilizing and normalizing existing injustices?

Annual Exhibition 2020 at the HFBK

The HFBK’s traditional annual exhibition („Jahresausstellung“) opens in February every year. For three days the students – from first-years to post-graduates – present a broad spectrum of their current work and projects from all the different departments. All classrooms, studios and halls in the building are used. Interested visitors are cordially invited to gain an impression of the art currently being created at the HFBK.