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Jeanne Faust

Jeanne Faust, Professor of Video

Jeanne Faust has been a professor of Video specialising in Time-based Media since the 2009/10 winter semester. Faust was born in 1968 in Wiesbaden. After studying law and passing the first state examination, she changed to photography and free art at the Universität Duisburg. She began studying at the HFBK Hamburg in 1993, receiving her degree in 1998.

Faust works conceptionally in the media of film, video and photography. Her pictures and films challenge viewers’ cultural consciousness of images and films whilst subverting their expectations. She does this by opening up the narrative structure and making it more mystifying - in a radical way, through gaps and through an interplay of overt and implied meaning. By removing the plot, Faust causes us to reflect on the extent to which cultural codes dictate how we interpret images and on how the interplay between picture and word creates meaning. In a highly effective way, she evokes the moods associated with cinematic memories whilst at the same time questioning them by departing from the familiar images and narrative structures in favour of the immanent laws of aesthetic constructs.

Faust has received a number of prizes and awards for her work, including the Lichtwark-Preis scholarship (awarded by the Free Hanseatic City of Hamburg, 2004). In 2007, she was nominated for the Preis der Nationalgalerie für junge Kunst in Berlin. In 2008, she was awarded the prestigious Edwin Scharff-Preis by the City of Hamburg. In 2012, she was awarded the Villa-Massimo-scholarship by the Deutsche Akademie in Rome.

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.

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 were answered by professors, students and staff at the HFBK during the Public Information Day on February 13, 2021. In addition, there will be an appointment specifically for English-speaking prospective students on February 23 at 2 pm.

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?