With the move into the new studio building, the gallery of the HFBK gains exhibition space and possibilities. Even more, it is entering a process of conceptual change.
In the new studio building, the gallery occupies two rooms on the first floor, which, with an exhibition area of almost 360 square meters, are significantly larger than the previous space on the 2nd floor of the main building. The technically better equipped and representative exhibition rooms allow for a variety of uses, and the central window on the long side opens the exhibition space to the street. As a generous display window, it allows a view into the art production and exhibition space. At the same time, the outside plays a visible role in all projects inside, resulting in interesting correspondences. "Between the inside of an art school and the outside there must be something, a membrane permeable in both directions. And this membrane can be the gallery. This means addressing the public even more strongly, inviting them to come to the university and perceive the exhibitions," says Martin Köttering.
While the concept is only gradually forming and taking shape, exhibitions of renowned individual positions from the university context or from outside, in order to bring different discourses into the teaching context, represent a new format for the HFBK Gallery. In addition, there will now be even more space for student initiatives, artist talks, workshops and event programs in the future.
Imagining Health I
Opening: July 21, 2022, 6 p.m., Gallery of the HFBK.
Exhibition period: July 22-August 3, 2022, daily 2-6 p.m., closed on Mondays
Finissage: August 3, 2022, 6 p.m., Gallery of the HFBK. At a reception, visitors* will have the opportunity to exchange ideas with the artists
The Hamburg University of Fine Arts cordially invites you to the opening of "Imagining Health I", an exhibition series in cooperation with the "Centre for the Study of Health, Ethics and Society" of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Hamburg.
Within the framework of a call for entries, nine works developed specifically for the project and dealing with the mental, physical and structural dimensions of health were selected by a jury.
The participating artists* are Anna Bochkova, Maxime Chabal, Matthis Frickhœffer & Sebastian Kommer, Sanja Henning, Kristina Kröger & Lazar Stojić, Lena Kunz, Millie Schwier, Julian Slagman, Samuel Witt.
The jury was composed of: Dr. James Farley, Prof. Martin Köttering, Prof. Annika Larsson and Prof. Dr. Ulf Schmidt.
The exhibition was curated by Sjusanna Eremjan.
Exhibition by Amna Elhassan
Opening: Thu, July 7, 2022, 7 p.m. (as part of the Graduate Show)
Exhibition period: July 8 - 17, 2022 (daily except Mondays, 2 -6 p.m.)
Amna Elhassan (* 1988, Khartoum, Sudan) is currently a guest lecturer within the Art School Alliance at the HFBK Hamburg. Her artistic work explores perceptions of the female body in the public and private spheres, drawing on a variety of media including printmaking and painting. Her recent exhibitions included: Egypt Int'l Art Fair in Cairo; Afriart Gallery in Kampala, Uganda; Journées d'Art Contemporain de Carthage JACC, Tunis or National Museum of Sudan, Khartoum among others.
Finkenwerder Art Prize 2022
Exhibition: June 2-25, 2022
Opening: June 1, 2022, 6 p.m.
This year's Finkenwerder Art Prize is awarded to US artist Renée Green. HFBK graduate Frieda Toranzo Jaeger receives the HFBK Hamburg's Finkenwerder Förderpreis.