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Veranstaltungen: Die im Wintersemester 2019/20 ...

Vortrag von Vortrag von Alexander Govoni und Carla Streckwall (Refrakt, Berlin) am 28. November 2019

Carla Streckwall und Alexander Govoni arbeiten als Künstler*innenkollektiv Refrakt zusammen. Beide studierten Visuelle Kommunikation an der Universität der Künste Berlin (UdK). Ihre transmedialen Projekte bewegen sich an der Grenze von Kunst, Design und Technologie. Sie arbeiten mit Augmented Reality (AR) und spielen mit den sich daraus ergebenen, unterschiedlichen Wahrnehmungsebenen. 2015 haben sie die App Refrakt entwickelt, die es ermöglicht, analoge Kunstwerke digital zu transformieren. So konnten die Besucher*innen in der Ausstellung in der Gemäldegalerie Berlin ihr Smartphone vor ausgewählte Kunstwerke halten und erweckten dadurch weitere, digitale Arbeiten zum Leben. Es ist eine digitale Intervention, die bestehende Arbeiten in einen neuen Kontext setzt, Details verstärkt, Bezüge sichtbar macht, die Arbeiten digital erweitert. Die Besucher*innen können die reale Erfahrung der Kunstwerke im Museum mit der virtuellen Erfahrung kombinieren – mixed reality im besten Sinne. Vor allem für die Kunstvermittlung ergeben sich daraus neue Möglichkeiten. Aber auch Künstler*innen bekommen dadurch die Möglichkeit, sich in physischen Ausstellungen mit nicht-physischen Werken einzubringen.

Art defies Corona: Graduate Show 2020

With a two-month delay, the Graduate Show will take place this year on the 19 and 20 September. More than 140 students will show their artistic graduation projects, from painting to sound installation. Visitors are invited to view the numerous works on site from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. A specially developed corona concept will take care of your health during this weekend. We are looking forward to your visit!

Teaching Art Online at the HFBK

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

New articles at is the social network of the HFBK. It opens a digital forum for exchange and discussion in which students, teachers, guest authors, art critics and the interested public provide a wide range of content and perspectives.

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.