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Performance program @ the Annual Exhibition 2023

Locations: HFBK Hamburg, Lerchenfeld 2, Lerchenfeld 2a, Wartenau 15

Thursday, 9 February 2023

  • 6:30-8 pm, room 30
    Johannes Speh, latericius hamburgensis, durational performance
  • 7-10 pm, ICAT 01 Lerchenfeld 2a
    Ngozi Schommers, After all I have done for you, Durational Performance, mit Antonya Silva
  • 7:30 pm, room 229 (Hörsaal)
    Karoline Banke, A Lecture Performance about the Labyrinth in fifteen turns, musikalische Lecture Performance
  • 8 pm, room 124
    Annika Faescke, (Tanz-)Performance
  • 8 pm, room 123 (variety room*)
    Rosa Thiemer, Kaugummi, Performance
  • 8-8:30 pm, room 11
    Janne Wagner + Nora Strömer, Lecture Performance Double Feature
  • 8-8:30 pm, Flur B 2. OG
    Darío Simón Abelló, conDOLLence – Fashion Show, mit Elisa Maria Zeisler, Merle Morzé, Arian Gharehbaghi, Peng Zchei, Gabriela Guimarães, Kati Müüripeal, Stratis Chatziefstratiou, Leoni Maltz, Willi Mend; Ki Bui, Frida Rosa, Andre di Franco
  • 8-10:30 pm, room 332
    Studio Experimentelles Design / Öffentliche Gestaltungsberatung, Gewaltsame Räume. Gespräche mit Plätzen zwischen Verdrängung und Kampf um Erinnerung: 20 Uhr Ramazan-Avcı-Platz, 20.30 Uhr Hansaplatz, 21 Uhr Oranienplatz, 21.30 Uhr Lagerhaus G, 22 Uhr Park Ficition
  • 8:30-8:40 pm, room 30
    Yaming Wang, 53”33’n-Conversations with Angelina
  • 8:30 pm, room 123 (variety room*)
    Annika Faescke, dance
  • 8:30 pm, room K25
    Jakob Karpus, waves, back and forth, Performance
  • 8:30-9 pm, room 11
    Bilge Aksac + Mo Walker, „Die perfekte Welle“ Konzert
  • 8:45 pm, room 123 (variety room*)
    Samuel Witt, Sygma Male, leacture performance
  • 8:45 pm, room 229 (Hörsaal)
    Francisca Markus, Following the Line of a Circle, performative Voiceover
  • 9 pm, room 123 (variety room*)
    Apollonia Stoisits, Sickening Rational, performance
  • starting at 9 pm, room 11
    loco.bby & Fabien – Konzert
  • 9 pm, room 120a
    Maren Stocklöw + Jacopo Asam, „Deine Lieblingsfarbe ist Rot, deine Lieblingsfarbe ist Grün“ – Performance
  • 9:30 pm, room 202, Lerchenfeld 2a
    Zuréh Jaramillo Rima, Die Dusch-Szene, Performance
  • 9:30 pm, room 153
    Moritz Ebeling, Just An Exercise, Interaktive Performance, bitte eigenes Smartphone mitbringen
  • 9:30-11:30 pm, room 30
    Elisa Maria Zeisler & Merle Morzé, CHATROOM
  • 9:45 pm, room 123 (variety room*)
    Shi, Die Sektion, Karaoke Performance
  • 10-11 pm, room 21 (Audiolabor)
    Studierende des Seminars Unheimlich III, Unheimlich: selected works for toilets, Hörspiel
  • 10:30 pm, room 331
    off-world: an artistic/scientific conference, Moritz Clasen, Nick Guse, Sebastian Kommer, Valerio Sampognaro, Marieke Schröder, Eun Ji Seo, Simon Stanislawski und Moritz Walker am digitalen Lagerfeuer mit Prof. Dr. Friedrich von Borries und Stefan Schmitt-Regelmann
  • 10:45 pm, room 123 (variety room*)
    Dire Orange, live music

Friday, 10 February 2023

  • 2-8 pm, ICAT 01 Lerchenfeld 2a
    Ngozi Schommers, After all I have done for you, Durational Performance, mit Antonya Silva
  • 2-3 pm, room 30
    Elisa Maria Zeisler & Merle Morzé, CHATROOM
  • 2:30-4:30 pm, room 30
    Johannes Speh, latericius hamburgensis, durational performance
  • 2:45 pm, room 229 (Hörsaal)
    Karoline Banke, Some are my thread Some are my thread, screening
  • 3 pm, room 123 (variety room*)
    Jean Claude Mandji, take your time/borderline, performance
  • 3-3:10 pm, room 30
    Yaming Wang, 53”33’n-Conversations with Angelina
  • 3:30 pm, room 124
    Annika Faescke, (Tanz-)Performance
  • 3:30 pm, room 11
    Maren Stocklöw + Jacopo Asam, „Deine Lieblingsfarbe ist Rot, deine Lieblingsfarbe ist Grün“ – Performance
  • 3:45 pm, room 123 (variety room*)
    Leonie Maltz, eclectic radio
  • 4 pm, room 11
    Benjamin Janzen, „Less a thing than a trace of movement“ – Performance
  • 5 pm, room 11
    Jacobus North + Julia Mummenhoff, Gespräch
  • 5-10 pm, Aula at Wartenau 15
    Acting With Words, Lecture Performances von Anastasia Adasheva, Alex Bruk, Levent Duran, Gabriela Guimarães, Dörte Habighorst, Svenja Kosmalski, Kenneth Lin, Ivy May Müller, Jana Pfort, Anja Steidinger, Nora Sternfeld, Maren Stocklöw, Julia Stolba, Rosa Thiemer, Laurine von Boetticher, Larissa Voulgarelis, Janne Wagner, Dana Wehlert
  • 5:30-7:30 pm, room 30
    Johannes Speh, latericius hamburgensis, durational performance
  • 6 pm, room 11
    Dörte Habighorst + Lorenz Goldstein, „Meditation on a Metaphor“ – Performance
  • 6-6:10 pm, room 30
    Yaming Wang, 53”33’n-Conversations with Angelina
  • 6-7 pm, room 30
    Elisa Maria Zeisler & Merle Morzé, CHATROOM
  • 6 pm, room 332
    Studio Experimentelles Desing, Filme über Plätze:
    Lagerhaus G, Markus Fiedler, 96 Min.
  • 6 pm, room 229 (Hörsaal)
    Francisca Markus, Following the Line of a Circle, performative Voiceover
  • 6:15 pm, room 229 (Hörsaal)
    Francisca Markus, Encircling Matters, screening
  • 6:15 pm, room 123 (variety room*)
    Genevieve Lotus, Falling by James Dickey, reading
  • 6:45 pm, room 123 (variety room*)
    Laura Mahnke, Reading from my raw journals
  • 7 pm, room 11
    Bilge Aksac + Mo Walker, „Die perfekte Welle“ Konzert
  • 7 pm, room 52
    Asma Abo Mostafa x Al Kombi, Performance
  • 7:30 pm, room 123 (variety room*)
    Priyanka Sarkar Yaatra, perfromance
  • 8:45 pm, ro 123
    Samuel Philip Stanley-Witt, Sigma Male, Lecture Performance

Saturday, 11 February 2023

  • 2-8 pm, ICAT 01 Lerchenfeld 2a
    Ngozi Schommers, After all I have done for you, Durational Performance, mit Antonya Silva
  • 2-3 pm, toom 229 (Hörsaal)
    Francisca Markus, Encircling Matters, screening
  • 2-3 pm, room 30
    Elisa Maria Zeisler & Merle Morzé, CHATROOM
  • 2-4 pm, room 23
    Karolina Kaiser, Cathrin Zumhasch, Sandra Schumann, Lola Bott, How Social is your Knitting?, Workshop
  • 2:30-4:30 pm, room 30
    Johannes Speh, latericius hamburgensis, durational performance
  • 2-7 pm, room 11
    Jacopo Asam, Jakob Flöß, Nina Gohl, Lennart Häusser, Alexander Iliashenko, Frank Koenen, Nikita Kotliar, Sophia Leitenmayer, Julia Nordholz, Julia Stolba, Martha Zonouzi, Junya Fujita, Sound Performance
  • 3-3:10 pm, room 30
    Yaming Wang, 53”33’n-Conversations with Angelina
  • 3 pm, room 229 (Hörsaal)
    Francisca Markus, Following the Line of a Circle, performative Voiceover
  • 3 pm, room 123 (variety room*)
    Alex Bruk, Anastasia Adasheva, Battle of Psychics, performance
  • 3-4 pm, room 11
    Julia Stolba, Lecture Performance
  • 3:30-4:30 pm, room 229 (Hörsaal)
    Karoline Banke, Some are my thread Some are my thread, screening
  • 3:45 pm, room 123 (variety room*)
    Flora Fee Mayrhofer, Cloud Light, performance live stream recording
  • 4 pm, room 229 (Hörsaal)
    Karoline Banke, A Lecture Performance about the Labyrinth in fifteen turns, musikalische Lecture Performance
  • 4 pm, room 153
    Moritz Ebeling, Just An Exercise, Interaktive Performance, bitte eigenes Smartphone mitbringen
  • 4-5 pm, room 11
    Hermes Hemmnis + Frank Koenen, „tides – Performance
  • 5 pm, room 52
    Asma Abo Mostafa x Al Kombi, Performance
  • 5-6 pm, room 11
    Sophia Leitenmayer + Julia Nordholz – Sound Text Performance und Tee
  • 5:30-7:30 pm, room 30
    Johannes Speh, latericius hamburgensis, durational performance
  • 6 pm, room 11
    Alisha Alafair Amthor, Eda Aslan, Alexander Iliashenko, Genevieve Lotus, Julia Nordholz, Leonie Wahler, Katharina Wild, Yuan Yuan, „Plant a Tattoo“ – Performance
  • 6-6:10 pm, room 30
    Yaming Wang, 53”33’n-Conversations with Angelina
  • 6-6:20 pm, room 30
    Laetitia Megersa, do_10022022.wav
  • 6-7 pm, room 30
    Elisa Maria Zeisler & Merle Morzé, CHATROOM
  • 6 pm, room 332
    Studio Experimentelles Design, Filme über Plätze:
    Park Fiction: die Wünsche werden die Wohnung verlassen und auf die Straße gehen, Margit Czenki, 60 Min.
  • 6-7:30 pm, room 229 (Hörsaal)
    Francisca Markus, Encircling Matters, screening
  • 6 pm, room 123 (variety room*)
    Bela Bellowska, reading
  • 6:45 pm, room 123 (variety room*)
    Junya Fujita, sound performance
  • 7 pm, room 11
    Agnes Eeg-Olofsson, „heartfelt dialog“ – Performance
  • 7 pm, room 124
    Annika Faescke, (Tanz-)Performance
  • 7 pm, room K25
    Jakob Karpus, waves, back and forth, Performance
  • 7:30 pm, room 229 (Hörsaal)
    Francisca Markus, Following the Line of a Circle, performative Voiceover
  • 7:30 pm, room 123 (variety room*)
    Die Deutschen Post Punk, live music

Sunday, 12 February 2023

  • 2-8 pm, ICAT 01 Lerchenfeld 2a
    Ngozi Schommers, After all I have done for you, Durational Performance, mit Antonya Silva
  • 2-3 pm, room 30
    Elisa Maria Zeisler & Merle Morzé, CHATROOM
  • 2-4 pm, room 23
    Karolina Kaiser, Cathrin Zumhasch, Sandra Schumann, Lola Bott, How Social is your Knitting?, Workshop
  • 2:30-4:30 pm, room 30
    Johannes Speh, latericius hamburgensis, durational performance
  • 3-3:10 pm, room 30
    Yaming Wang, 53”33’n-Conversations with Angelina
  • 3 pm, room 229 (Hörsaal)
    Francisca Markus, Following the Line of a Circle, performative Voiceover
  • 3 pm, room 123 (variety room*)
    Kintija Avena, Butter, video screening, 5.39 Min.
  • 3:15 pm, room 123 (variety room*)
    XXA, Listening Party, live podcast, radio show
  • 15:15pm, roomm 123 (variety room*)
    Nozomi Ngceni, video screening, 4.30 min.
  • 3:30 pm, room 123 (variety room*)
    Melody Rouzimand, video screening, 14 min.
  • 3:30 pm, room 229 (Hörsaal)
    Karoline Banke, Some are my thread Some are my thread, screening
  • 4 pm, room 11
    Benjamin Janzen, „Less a thing than a trace of movement“ – Performance
  • 4 pm, room 123 (variety room*)
    Alexander Iliashenko, sound performance
  • 4:45 pm, room 123 (variety room*)
    loco.bby & Fabien, live music
  • 5 pm, room 11
    Dörte Habighorst + Lorenz Goldstein, „Meditation on a Metaphor“ – Performance
  • 5 pm, room 52
    Asma Abo Mostafa x Al Kombi, Performance
  • 5:30-7:30 pm, room 30
    Johannes Speh, latericius hamburgensis, durational performance
  • 5:45 pm, room 123 (variety room*)
    Sharon Engelhardt, zd(v_b)axh;35lt pool:lost 1/3, sound performance
  • 6 pm, room 11
    Nikita Kotliar, „Bros“ – Performance
  • 6-6:10 pm, room 30
    Yaming Wang, 53”33’n-Conversations with Angelina
  • 6-6:20 pm, room 30
    Laetitia Megersa, do_10022022.wav
  • 6-7 pm, room 30
    Elisa Maria Zeisler & Merle Morzé, CHATROOM
  • 6 pm, room 332
    Studio Experimentelles Design, Filme über Plätze:
    Das ganze Hin und Her, Ulli Gehner, 14.56 Min., Setz dich doch!, Ulli Gehner, 05.23 Min., Herzlos und skandalös!, Axel Schäffler, 05.35 Min.
  • 6 pm, room 229 (Hörsaal)
    Karoline Banke, A Lecture Performance about the Labyrinth in fifteen turns, musikalische Lecture Performance
  • 6:30 pm, room 120a
    Maren Stocklöw + Jacopo Asam, „Deine Lieblingsfarbe ist Rot, deine Lieblingsfarbe ist Grün“ – Performance
  • 7-8 pm, room 21 (Audiolabor)
    students of of the seminar Unheimlich III, Unheimlich: selected works for toilets, Hörspiel
  • 7:15-7:30 pm, room 229 (Hörsaal)
    Francisca Markus, Encircling Matters, screening
  • 7:30 pm, room 229 (Hörsaal)
    Francisca Markus, Following the Line of a Circle, performative Voiceover

Sharon Poliakine, Untitled, 2023, oil on canvas, detail

New partnership with the School of Arts at the University of Haifa

On the occasion of a new partnership with the School of Arts at the University of Haifa, the HFBK Hamburg is presenting an exhibition by the artists Birgit Brandis, Sharon Poliakine and HFBK students.

photo: Ronja Lotz

Exhibition recommendations

Numerous exhibitions with HFBK participation are currently on display. We present a small selection and invite you to visit the exhibitions during the term break.

Visitors of the annual exhibition 2024; photo: Lukes Engelhardt

Annual Exhibition 2024 at the HFBK Hamburg

From February 9 -11, 2024 (daily 2-8 pm) the students of HFBK Hamburg present their artistic productions from the past year. In addition, the exhibition »Think & Feel! Speak & Act!« curated by Nadine Droste, as well as the presentation of exchange students from Goldsmiths, University of London, can be seen at ICAT.

Examination of the submitted portfolios

How to apply: study at HFBK Hamburg

The application period for studying at the HFBK Hamburg runs from 1 February to 5 March 2024, 4 p.m. All important information can be found here.

photo: Tim Albrecht

(Ex)Changes of / in Art

There's a lot going on at the HFBK Hamburg at the end of the year: exhibitions at ICAT, the ASA students' Open Studios in Karolinenstraße, performances in the Extended Library and lectures in the Aula Wartenau.

Extended Libraries

Knowledge is now accessible from anywhere, at any time. In such a scenario, what role(s) can libraries still play? How can they support not only as knowledge archives but also as facilitators of artistic knowledge production? As an example, we present library projects by students and alumni, as well as our new knowledge space: the Extended Library.

Semester Opening 2023/24

We welcome the many new students to the HFBK Hamburg for the academic year 2023/24. A warm welcome also goes to the new professors, whom we would like to introduce to you here.

And Still I Rise

For over 20 years, US artist Rajkamal Kahlon has been interested in the connections between aesthetics and power, which are organized across historical and geographical boundaries, primarily through violence. With this solo exhibition, the HFBK Hamburg presents the versatile work of the professor of painting and drawing to the Hamburg art public for the first time.

photo: Lukes Engelhardt

photo: Lukes Engelhardt

No Tracking. No Paywall.

Just Premium Content! The (missing) summer offers the ideal opportunity to catch up on what has been missed. In our media library, faculty, students and alumni share knowledge and discussions with us - both emotional moments and controversial discourses. Through podcasts and videos, they contribute to current debates and address important topics that are currently in focus.

Let's talk about language

There are currently around 350 international students studying at the HFBK Hamburg, who speak 55 different languages - at least these are the official languages of their countries of origin. A quarter of the teaching staff have an international background. And the trend is rising. But how do we deal productively with the multilingualism of university members in everyday life? What ways of communication can be found? The current Lerchenfeld issue looks at creative solutions for dealing with multilingualism and lets numerous former international students have their say.

photo: Miriam Schmidt / HFBK

Graduate Show 2023: Unfinished Business

From July 13 to 16, 2023, 165 Bachelor's and Master's graduates of the class of 2022/23 will present their final projects from all areas of study. Under the title Final Cut, all graduation films will be shown on a big screen in the auditorium of the HFBK Hamburg.

A disguised man with sunglasses holds a star-shaped sign for the camera. It says "Suckle". The picture is taken in black and white.

photo: Honey-Suckle Company

Let`s work together

Collectives are booming in the art world. And they have been for several decades. For the start of the summer semester 2023, the new issue of the Lerchenfeld Magazine is dedicated to the topic of collective practice in art, presents selected collectives, and also explores the dangers and problems of collective working.

Jahresausstellung 2023, Arbeit von Toni Mosebach / Nora Strömer; photo: Lukes Engelhardt

Annual Exhibition 2023 at HFBK Hamburg

From February 10-12, students from all departments will present their artistic works at Lerchenfeld 2, Wartenau 15 and AtelierHaus, Lerchenfeld 2a. At ICAT, Tobias Peper, Artistic Director of the Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, curates an exhibition with HFBK master students. Also 10 exchange students from Goldsmiths, University of London will show their work there.

Symposium: Controversy over documenta fifteen

With this symposium on documenta fifteen on the 1st and 2nd of February, the HFBK Hamburg aims to analyze the background and context, foster dialogue between different viewpoints, and enable a debate that explicitly addresses anti-Semitism in the field of art. The symposium offers space for divergent positions and aims to open up perspectives for the present and future of exhibition making.

ASA Open Studios winter semester 2021/22; photo: Marie-Theres Böhmker

ASA Open Studios winter semester 2021/22; photo: Marie-Theres Böhmker

The best is saved until last

At the end of the year, once again there will be numerous exhibitions and events with an HFBK context. We have compiled some of them here. You will also find a short preview of two lectures of the professionalization program in January.

Non-Knowledge, Laughter and the Moving Image, Grafik: Leon Lothschütz

Non-Knowledge, Laughter and the Moving Image, Grafik: Leon Lothschütz

Festival and Symposium: Non-Knowledge, Laughter and the Moving Image

As the final part of the artistic research project, the festival and symposium invite you to screenings, performances, talks, and discussions that explore the potential of the moving images and the (human and non-human) body to overturn our habitual course and change the dominant order of things.

View of the packed auditorium at the start of the semester; photo: Lukas Engelhardt

View of the packed auditorium at the start of the semester; photo: Lukas Engelhardt

Wishing you a happy welcome

We are pleased to welcome many new faces to the HFBK Hamburg for the winter semester 2022/23. We have compiled some background information on our new professors and visiting professors here.

Solo exhibition by Konstantin Grcic

From September 29 to October 23, 2022, Konstantin Grcic (Professor of Industrial Design) will be showing a room-sized installation at ICAT - Institute for Contemporary Art & Transfer at the HFBK Hamburg consisting of objects designed by him and existing, newly assembled objects. At the same time, the space he designed for workshops, seminars and office workstations in the AtelierHaus will be put into operation.

Amna Elhassan, Tea Lady, oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm

Amna Elhassan, Tea Lady, oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm

Art and war

"Every artist is a human being". This statement by Martin Kippenberger, which is as true as it is existentialist (in an ironic rephrasing of the well-known Beuys quote), gets to the heart of the matter in many ways. On the one hand, it reminds us not to look away, to be (artistically) active and to raise our voices. At the same time, it is an exhortation to help those who are in need. And that is a lot of people at the moment, among them many artists. That is why it is important for art institutions to discuss not only art, but also politics.

Merlin Reichert, Die Alltäglichkeit des Untergangs, Installation in der Galerie der HFBK; photo: Tim Albrecht

Graduate Show 2022: We’ve Only Just Begun

From July 8 to 10, 2022, more than 160 Bachelor’s and Master’s graduates of the class of 2021/22 will present their final projects from all majors. Under the title Final Cut, all graduation films will be shown on a big screen in the auditorium of the HFBK Hamburg. At the same time, the exhibition of the Sudanese guest lecturer Amna Elhassan can be seen in the HFBK gallery in the Atelierhaus.

Grafik: Nele Willert, Dennise Salinas

Grafik: Nele Willert, Dennise Salinas

June is full of art and theory

It has been a long time since there has been so much on offer: a three-day congress on the visuality of the Internet brings together international web designers; the research collective freethought discusses the role of infrastructures; and the symposium marking the farewell of professor Michaela Ott takes up central questions of her research work.

Renée Green. ED/HF, 2017. Film still. Courtesy of the artist, Free Agent Media, Bortolami Gallery, New York, and Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin/Cologne/Munich.

Renée Green. ED/HF, 2017. Film still. Courtesy of the artist, Free Agent Media, Bortolami Gallery, New York, and Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin/Cologne/Munich.

Finkenwerder Art Prize 2022

The Finkenwerder Art Prize, initiated in 1999 by the Kulturkreis Finkenwerder e.V., has undergone a realignment: As a new partner, the HFBK Hamburg is expanding the prize to include the aspect of promoting young artists and, starting in 2022, will host the exhibition of the award winners in the HFBK Gallery. This year's Finkenwerder Art Prize will be awarded to the US artist Renée Green. HFBK graduate Frieda Toranzo Jaeger receives the Finkenwerder Art Prize for recent graduates.

Amanda F. Koch-Nielsen, Motherslugger; photo: Lukas Engelhardt

Amanda F. Koch-Nielsen, Motherslugger; photo: Lukas Engelhardt

Nachhaltigkeit im Kontext von Kunst und Kunsthochschule

Im Bewusstsein einer ausstehenden fundamentalen gesellschaftlichen Transformation und der nicht unwesentlichen Schrittmacherfunktion, die einem Ort der künstlerischen Forschung und Produktion hierbei womöglich zukommt, hat sich die HFBK Hamburg auf den Weg gemacht, das Thema strategisch wie konkret pragmatisch für die Hochschule zu entwickeln. Denn wer, wenn nicht die Künstler*innen sind in ihrer täglichen Arbeit damit befasst, das Gegebene zu hinterfragen, genau hinzuschauen, neue Möglichkeiten, wie die Welt sein könnte, zu erkennen und durchzuspielen, einem anderen Wissen Gestalt zu geben

New studio in the row of houses at Lerchenfeld

New studio in the row of houses at Lerchenfeld, in the background the building of Fritz Schumacher; photo: Tim Albrecht

Raum für die Kunst

After more than 40 years of intensive effort, a long-cherished dream is becoming reality for the HFBK Hamburg. With the newly opened studio building, the main areas of study Painting/Drawing, Sculpture and Time-Related Media will finally have the urgently needed studio space for Master's students. It simply needs space for their own ideas, for thinking, for art production, exhibitions and as a depot.

Martha Szymkowiak / Emilia Bongilaj, Installation “Mmh”; photo: Tim Albrecht

Martha Szymkowiak / Emilia Bongilaj, Installation “Mmh”; photo: Tim Albrecht

Annual Exhibition 2022 at the HFBK

After last year's digital edition, the 2022 annual exhibition at the HFBK Hamburg will once again take place with an audience. From 11-13 February, students from all departments will present their artistic work in the building at Lerchenfeld, Wartenau 15 and the newly opened Atelierhaus.

Annette Wehrmann, photography from the series Blumensprengungen, 1991-95; photo: Ort des Gegen e.V., VG-Bild Kunst Bonn

Annette Wehrmann, photography from the series Blumensprengungen, 1991-95; photo: Ort des Gegen e.V., VG-Bild Kunst Bonn

Conference: Counter-Monuments and Para-Monuments.

The international conference at HFBK Hamburg on December 2-4, 2021 – jointly conceived by Nora Sternfeld and Michaela Melián –, is dedicated to the history of artistic counter-monuments and forms of protest, discusses aesthetics of memory and historical manifestations in public space, and asks about para-monuments for the present.

23 Fragen des Institutional Questionaire, grafisch umgesetzt von Ran Altamirano auf den Türgläsern der HFBK Hamburg zur Jahresausstellung 2021; photo: Charlotte Spiegelfeld

23 Fragen des Institutional Questionaire, grafisch umgesetzt von Ran Altamirano auf den Türgläsern der HFBK Hamburg zur Jahresausstellung 2021; photo: Charlotte Spiegelfeld

Diversity

Who speaks? Who paints which motif? Who is shown, who is not? Questions of identity politics play an important role in art and thus also at the HFBK Hamburg. In the current issue, the university's own Lerchenfeld magazine highlights university structures as well as student initiatives that deal with diversity and identity.

photo: Klaus Frahm

photo: Klaus Frahm

Summer Break

The HFBK Hamburg is in the lecture-free period, many students and teachers are on summer vacation, art institutions have summer break. This is a good opportunity to read and see a variety of things:

ASA Open Studio 2019, Karolinenstraße 2a, Haus 5; photo: Matthew Muir

ASA Open Studio 2019, Karolinenstraße 2a, Haus 5; photo: Matthew Muir

Live und in Farbe: die ASA Open Studios im Juni 2021

Since 2010, the HFBK has organised the international exchange programme Art School Alliance. It enables HFBK students to spend a semester abroad at renowned partner universities and, vice versa, invites international art students to the HFBK. At the end of their stay in Hamburg, the students exhibit their work in the Open Studios in Karolinenstraße, which are now open again to the art-interested public.

Studiengruppe Prof. Dr. Anja Steidinger, Was animiert uns?, 2021, Mediathek der HFBK Hamburg, Filmstill

Studiengruppe Prof. Dr. Anja Steidinger, Was animiert uns?, 2021, Mediathek der HFBK Hamburg, Filmstill

Unlearning: Wartenau Assemblies

The art education professors Nora Sternfeld and Anja Steidinger initiated the format "Wartenau Assemblies". It oscillates between art, education, research and activism. Complementing this open space for action, there is now a dedicated website that accompanies the discourses, conversations and events.

Ausstellungsansicht "Schule der Folgenlosigkeit. Übungen für ein anderes Leben" im Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg; photo: Maximilian Schwarzmann

Ausstellungsansicht "Schule der Folgenlosigkeit. Übungen für ein anderes Leben" im Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg; photo: Maximilian Schwarzmann

School of No Consequences

Everyone is talking about consequences: The consequences of climate change, the Corona pandemic or digitalization. Friedrich von Borries (professor of design theory), on the other hand, is dedicated to consequence-free design. In “School of No Consequences. Exercises for a New Life” at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, he links collection objects with a "self-learning room" set up especially for the exhibition in such a way that a new perspective on "sustainability" emerges and supposedly universally valid ideas of a "proper life" are questioned.

Annual Exhibition 2021 at the HFBK

Annual exhibition a bit different: From February 12- 14, 2021 students at the Hamburg University of Fine Arts, together with their professors, had developed a variety of presentations on different communication channels. The formats ranged from streamed live performances to video programs, radio broadcasts, a telephone hotline, online conferences, and a web store for editions. In addition, isolated interventions could be discovered in the outdoor space of the HFBK and in the city.

Katja Pilipenko

Katja Pilipenko

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.

Exhibition Transparencies with works by Elena Crijnen, Annika Faescke, Svenja Frank, Francis Kussatz, Anne Meerpohl, Elisa Nessler, Julia Nordholz, Florentine Pahl, Cristina Rüesch, Janka Schubert, Wiebke Schwarzhans, Rosa Thiemer, Lea van Hall. Organized by Prof. Verena Issel and Fabian Hesse; photo: Screenshot

Exhibition Transparencies with works by Elena Crijnen, Annika Faescke, Svenja Frank, Francis Kussatz, Anne Meerpohl, Elisa Nessler, Julia Nordholz, Florentine Pahl, Cristina Rüesch, Janka Schubert, Wiebke Schwarzhans, Rosa Thiemer, Lea van Hall. Organized by Prof. Verena Issel and Fabian Hesse; photo: Screenshot

Teaching Art Online at the HFBK

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

Alltagsrealität oder Klischee?; photo: Tim Albrecht

Alltagsrealität oder Klischee?; photo: Tim Albrecht

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.

Ausstellung Social Design, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Teilansicht; photo: MKG Hamburg

Ausstellung Social Design, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Teilansicht; photo: MKG Hamburg

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?