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From February 1 to March 6, 2023, 4 p.m., you can apply to study at HFBK Hamburg. Please find all important info here.
All international applicants are most welcome to send their portfolio to the HFBK Hamburg! The application and selection...
From the winter semester 2024/25, it will be possible to enter the HFBK Hamburg as a lateral entry teacher of "Art" at district schools and grammar schools (LASek).
What makes studying Fine Arts at the HFBK special? This and other questions were asked by students to some fellow studen...
At the beginning of each semester, the HFBK Hamburg regularly introduces its new professors in short interviews.
This page lists the answers to the most frequently asked questions about studying art at the Hochschule für bildende Künste (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.
New public record: 15,000 art lovers explore annual exhibition
>>> Film programme in the auditorium of the HFBK Hamburg for the annual exhibition 2024
Emma Bombail, Carolina Lehan, Sasha Levkovich, Anqi Li, Leena Lübbe, Paula Hoffmann & Laura Mahnke, Lioba Kappel, Priyanka Sarkar, Julia Wolkenhauer, Yuan Yuan
As part of the annual exhibition 2024, 10 exchange students from Goldsmiths, University of London are showing their work.
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.
Karo Akpokiere, Keren Cytter, Simon Fujiwara, Vicente Hirmas, Saray Purto Hoffmann, Richard Magee, Tobias Zielony, Karla Zipfel
Class Martin Boyce and MFA-Group Graham Ramsay and Christina McBride
The ten international art students participating in the ART SCHOOL ALLIANCE (ASA) exchange programme will open the doors of their shared studio house and show current works together with their Hamburg mentors.
Preisvergabe und Performance zur Ausstellungseröffnung im ICAT der HFBK Hamburg
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.
In times when resources are available online from anywhere, the question of the role of libraries arises anew. How can t...
Performative forms and formats of presentation stand at the center of the Extended Library's content program.
The Reading Shelter is a mobile, open, and peaceful place for communal reading. Since 2021, the two HFBK alumni, Ali Quaiesa and Chinook Schneider, have been taking their project to various art spaces in Hamburg.
Anne Meerpohl im Interview mit der HFBK-Absolventin Anna Unterstab über die Eröffnung der Bücheria in Wilhelmsburg.
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.
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.
We talked to Rajkamal Kahlon in a video interview.
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.
The Melián class opens its university format to the general public: a festival of performances, lectures, films and music to mark the end of the Michaela Melián class (2010 to 2023) and warmly invites everyone, students, alumni and interested people.
Chthuluzän, the art podcast - is a student project and the result of a seminar by Prof. Dr. Friedrich von Borries und Stefan Schmitt-Regelmann in the summer semester 2023.
Mute/Unmute is an ongoing podcast and seminar by Prof. Dr. Astrid Mania with the support of Noi Fuhrer and Anne Meerpohl...
"Well Beings" is the name of artist Prof. Valentina Karga's interactive installation, in which visitors can address their feelings, worries and fears about the climate crisis. "Well Beings in Times of Climate Anxiety" is the name of the public program.
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.
The more international the HFBK Hamburg becomes, the more virulent the question of which language we use to communicate with each other.
Based on the language policy of his home country Kenya, our author takes a look at the language dynamics in Germany, at the HFBK Hamburg and proposes a compromise language to reconcile local and international needs.
One of the initiators of the exhibition Foreign Students of the HBK in 1973 was the South African student Gavin Jantjes, who, with A South African Colouring Book, created a decidedly political work during his time in Hamburg.
Mildred Thompson was the first Black woman artist to come to the HFBK Hamburg from the USA in 1958. In addition to her own artistic works reflecting her time in Hamburg, she also participated in the annual Li-La-Le artists' festival with an installation
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.
The annual screening of the graduation films currently produced at the Hamburg University of Fine Arts will take place f...
Gestern Abend eröffnete die Graduate Show an der Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg mit der feierlichen Vergabe der Abschlusspreise.
public tours, guided tours in German Sign Language (DGS) and kinder kunst raum #4 at the Graduate Show
Here international guest artists of the summer semester 2023 and their students exhibit works: Termeh Yaghoubi (Tehran), Nelson Ijakaa Imo (Nairobi) Prof. Iswanto Hartono & Prof. Reza Afisina (Jakarta / Kassel).
Living Room - Graduate Show Program 2023
In May and June, the HFBK Hamburg offers a varied program with exhibitions, lectures, artist talks and performances. Lots of good reasons to shake off spring tiredness and jump into the programme...
The ten international art students participating in the ART SCHOOL ALLIANCE (ASA) exchange program open the doors of their shared studio house and show current works together with their Hamburg patrons.
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.
The Honey-Suckle Company was founded between 1994 and 1998 by students, The Honey-Suckle Company was founded between 1994 and 1998 by students, fashion activists and free radicals from the Berlin club scene and had up to twelve members in changing lineups. Tim Voss spoke with active or former members about the beginnings, artistic appropriation and conflicts in the group.
Filme zu produzieren war und ist schon immer ein kollektiver Prozess. Aber es ist etwas ganz anderes, eine kollektive Narration im Rahmen eines Kollektivfilms zu entwickeln – das verdeutlicht der HFBK-Filmprofessor Robert Bramkamp im Rückblick auf zwei langjährige Filmprojekte.
Kollektive Organisierung rund um Arbeitsbedingungen in der Kunst sind künstlerisch, aber auch kuratorisch und gewerkschaftlich ein fruchtbares Thema, wie die Aktivitäten von ver.di, das Kollektiv OTC und die Initiative CASE verdeutlichen.
In his sociological view of the collective, Dirk Baecker refers to the central function/role of the "individual self-binding" - between the respective members and the audience. This presupposes the subjectivity of all participants and promotes it at the same time.
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.
The events accompanying the Annual Exhibition 2023 are listed here.
The exhibition is based on an open call to the master students of the HFBK. The focus was on the question of the possibi...
As part of the annual exhibition 2023, 10 exchange students from Goldsmiths, University of London will show their work a...
International guest artists of HFBK Hamburg in winter semester 2022_24 and their students will be exhibiting their works...
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.
In the summer of 2022, the global art exhibition documenta in Kassel ignited major controversies on several levels. With...
Please find here the recording of the keynote by Natan Sznaider, professor of Sociology, The Academic College of Tel Avi...
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.
Join us for a session of live radio, sound and performances,bring drinks and snacks for sharingwith contributions by: Gr...
Prof. Dr. Tom Holert: (De)conduct. Art and Governance, introduced by Prof. Dr. Nora SternfeldLecture in EnglishShould th...
Eine zweiteilige Veranstaltung zum Thema Barrierefreiheit in der Kunsthochschule
Opening: 14 December 2022, 7 p.m. | Exhibition runs from 15 to 17 December 2022, 2-6 p.m. | Karolinenstraße 2a, 20357 Hamburg
Anne Meerpohl, Katja Pilipenko, Merlin Reichart, Ngozi Schommers, Sung Tieu, Leyla Yenirce
Conrad Hübbe, Anne Meerpohl, Marie Pietsch, Leyla Yenirce, Almuth Anders, Nico Barbro, Mathieu Bessey, Nurgül Dursun, Judith Kisner, Katharina Kohl, Mitko Mitkov, Oliver Mund, Tanita Olbrich, Chloe-Rose Purcell, Nicolaas Schmidt, Anna Stüdeli, Chenxi Zhong a.o.
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.
“Non-Knowledge, Laughter and the Moving Image” is a three-year artistic research project led by Annika Larsson and realized in collaboration with HFBK Hamburg and the Royal Institute of Art Stockholm. On the occasion of the first event in December 2018 she spoke with the Lerchenfeld editors
“Non-Knowledge, Laughter and the Moving Image” is a three-year artistic research project led by Prof Annika Larsson and ...
"Non-Knowledge, Laughter and the Moving Image" präsentiert: Ed Atkins am 4. Dezember 2018 an der HFBK HamburgA...
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.
Hamburg, 7.10.2022, 3 p.m.Statement of the Presidential Board of the HFBK Hamburg on the DAAD Visiting Professorship of ...
Die Filmemacherin Adina Pintilie ist ab Oktober 2022 neue Professorin für Dokumentarfilm an der HFBK Hamburg. Mit ihrem tiefen Verständnis für zwischenmenschliche Beziehungen wird sie den Studierenden nicht nur im Filmischen interessante Wege aufzeigen können, sondern auch innerhalb der Hochschule einen Kommunikationsort anbieten, an dem Dialoge stattfinden können
Tobias Zielony will be the new professor of photography at the HFBK Hamburg from the winter semester 2022/23. We had the...
Guest Professor of Social Design
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.
Zum Wintersemester 2020/21 trat Konstantin Grcic die Professur für Industriedesign an der HFBK Hamburg an. Im Gespräch mit seinem Kollegen Jesko Fezer (Professor für Experimentelles Design) diskutiert er über unterschiedliche Designansätze, die Frage der Nachhaltigkeit und die Rolle der Industrie
"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.
Since 2013, the non-profit organization Artist at Risk has made it its mission to support persecuted artists and cultural producers, facilitating their safe passage from their countries of origin. They have assisted numerous persecuted and imprisoned artists. Lerchenfeld spoke to the two founders and directors Marita Muukkonen and Ivor Stodolsky
Die afghanische Künstlerin Nabila Horakhsh ist aktuell mit der Martin Roth Initiative an der HFBK Hamburg. Im Gespräch mit Moshtari Hilal berichtet sie über ihre Arbeit als Künstlerin in Afghanistan und im Exil und über die Aufbruchsstimmung nach der documenta 13 in Kabul
Die HFBK Hamburg hat seit April mehr als 20 Studierende aus der Ukraine aufgenommen. Lerchenfeld hat sie bei ihrem wöchentlichen gemeinsamen Seminar besucht
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.
7 July, 7 p.m.: Award ceremony of the HFBK film prize of the Hamburgischen Kulturstiftung 8-10 July, 2-8 p.m.: Screening at Aula HFBK
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.
The multitude of spaces in the online world have widely been unified in the last few years. Innovation and finding your ...
Presentations by Irit Rogoff, Stefano Harney, Adrian Heathfield, Massimiliano Mollona, Louis Moreno, and Nora Sternfeld....
Opening: 16 June 2022, 7 p.m. | Exhibition runs from 17 to 19 June 2022, 2-6 p.m. | Karolinenstraße 2a, 20357 Hamburg
Dr. Michaela Ott ist seit 2005 Professorin für Ästhetische Theorien an der HFBK Hamburg
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.
Mittwoch, 1. Juni 2022, um 18 Uhr findet an der Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg die Verleihung des Finkenwerder K...
Hot, wet women caressing cars with soapy sponges, and sweaty mechanics in dirty tank tops, their wrenches and pliers sym...
Der Finkenwerder Kunstpreis 2022 wurde im Juni an die US-amerikanische Künstlerin Renée Green vergeben, die mit ihrer Einzelausstellung gleichzeitig auch das Programm der neuen HFBK Galerie im Atelierhaus eröffnete – und zukünftige Themenschwerpunkte aufzeigte
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
Am 19. Januar 2022 fand ein Workshop mit dem Aktionsnetzwerk Nachhaltigkeit in Kultur und Medien an der HFBK Hamburg statt als Auftakt einer Kooperation, die zur Entwicklung eines Nachhaltigkeitskonzeptes für die Hochschule führen soll. Lerchenfeld sprach mit dem Leiter des Netzwerkes Jacob Sylvester Bilabel und Dr. Friedrich von Borries, Professor für Designtheorie an der HFBK
Can NFTs, for all their unpredictability, lead to a more sustainable art world? A conversation between the art critic Kolja Reichert and the artist Simon Denny, professor for Time-based Media at the HFBK Hamburg, about Reichert’s current book KryptoKunst
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.
Kunstschaffende sind ja alle ein bisschen schräg. Da darf es auch ihre Bildungsstätte sein. Sogar räumlich. Denn die HFB...
Warum ist das Atelier immer noch ein Ort, mit dem sich Künstler*innen identifizieren? Welchen Einfluss hat es auf die jeweilige künstlerische Praxis und wie sieht das ideale Atelier aus? Lerchenfeld befragte Lehrende, Absolvent*innen und Studierende
Die Ateliergemeinschaft ist ein komplexes Gefüge: sie kann bewusst gewählt oder erzwungen sein, ermuntern oder nerven. Sie kann aber auch eine grundsätzliche Bedingung für das künstleri-sche Arbeiten sein. Eine Sicht auf die Dinge, die sich in einer Vielzahl von Stimmen erweitert
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.
Since 2008, the specialist insurers Hiscox has offered an art prize worth 7,500 euros every year in association with the...
Exhibition exchange project between the Goldsmiths, University of London, and HFBK Hamburg
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.
Speakers & Schedule
How can politics and memory be brought together in public space? A localisation of the history of artistic counter-monuments and the search for para-monuments for the present. Text: Nora Sternfeld.
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.
Personell wie auch inhaltlich sind die Bereiche Gleichstellung und Diversität an der HFBK Hamburg in Bewegung. Lerchenfeld hat die Ansprechpartnerinnen zu einem Roundtable-Gespräch gebeten, um Bilanz zu ziehen und Ausblicke zu geben.
Das feministische Kollektiv Cake&Cash, gegründet von HFBK Student*innen, hat in den vergangenen zwei Semestern den Galerieraum der HFBK Hamburg kuratiert. Nun zieht das Kollektiv in den Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof. Ein Gespräch über Institutionskritik aus der Institution, aktivistische Arbeit und fehlende Räume.
How diverse is the curriculum of the HFBK Hamburg? This was the question behind an intervention by the student group 3RD-SPACE for the HFBK lecture timetable in the summer semester of 2021. Our author not only talked to the group, but also posed this question to HFBK professors.
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:
In seinem neuen Film re-inszeniert der HFBK-Filmprofessor Pepe Danquart eine Reportage-Reise durch Italien nach, die Pier Paolo Pasolini 1959 unternahm.
Der westlich geprägte Kunstdiskurs hat eine scharfe Trennung zwischen Kunst und Spiritualität eingeführt. Ein Plädoyer für mehr Differenzierung und mögliche Hybridformen.
In the last year, some new websites have joined the HFBK cosmos, while others are worth revisiting.
Ein Best-of der Readinglists vergangener Lerchenfeld Magazine und neu erschienener Publikationen.
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.
Exhibition of the Art School Alliance exchange students and their Hamburg-based mentors
To celebrate its anniversary, the HFBK Hamburg has invited all its partners in the Art School Alliance (ASA) founded in ...
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.
The art education department of the HFBK Hamburg has a new web platform that breaks new ground in digital publishing.
Anja Steidinger hat im Oktober 2020 die neu geschaffene Professur für Grundschulpädagogik an der HFBK Hamburg angetreten. Lerchenfeld sprach mit ihr über die Lehre als künstlerische Praxis
Professor for art education
Room: 210 Wa
Tel: +49 40 42 89 89-400
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.
Bevor die „Schule der Folgenlosigkeit“ ihre Türen im MK&G schließt, laden wir vom 16.-18. Juli 2021 zu einem abwechs...
Research project about "inconsequences" at Museum für Kunst & Gewerbe Hamburg
The three award-winning scholarship holders and all applications will be presented in the exhibition "School of No Consequences" at the MK&G until July 18, 2018
5.-23. Mai 2021
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.
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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.
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The HFBK Online Gallery creates a digital exhibition space in addition to the existing exhibition opportunities at the H...
Professor for Industrial Design
Room: 330 Le
Tel: +49 40 42 89 89-0
How the university brings together its artistic interdisciplinary study structure with digital formats and their possibilities.
Bedeutet künstlerische Lehre über Konferenztools die Rückkehr zum Frontalunterricht? Oder eröffnet die digitale Lehre au...
Based on the idea of the Cadavre Exquis, students in Michaela Melián's class have created a video project entitled "Art in Times of Corona"
The artistic research project Commune, conducted by Christoph Knoth and Konrad Renner (both professors of Digital Graphi...
Lerchenfeld spoke with HFBK-Professors Angela Bulloch, Thomas Demand, and Simon Denny about the influence of technology ...
Seit drei Jahren ist die HFBK Hamburg aktiver Teil der Hamburg Open Online University (HOOU). Das hochschulübergreifende Projekt ...
Die im Wintersemester 2019/20 startende Vortrags- und Gesprächsreihe nimmt die Möglichkeiten in den Blick, die sich aus ...
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.
Ergebnisse der ersten umfangreichen Befragung zu den Arbeits- und Lebensbedingungen von Künstlerinnen und Künstler, die an der HFBK Hamburg studiert haben, liegen vor. In der aktuellen Ausgabe des Lerchenfeld-Magazins werden sie vorgestellt und diskutiert.
The working world of artists has changed significantly in recent years. In response to this, the HFBK aims to equip its ...
“This isn’t a normal situation,” says Tanja Nis-Hansen between sips of herbal tea. She’s talking about her studio setup—...
“I just want to say that I didn’t prepare for your visit,” says Mirjam Thomann as I step into her impeccably tidy studio...
HFBK graduate Chloe Stead, together with the photographer and also HFBK graduate Jens Franke, met former HFBK students to talk about work, life and art.
“The whole of Berlin used to be like this,” murmurs Sung Tieu as she peers into an abandoned building covered with graff...
Hannah Rath’s I SAW I WAS I consists of two rectangular canvases, one white and one black, each screen-printed with the ...
Katja Aufleger’s studio-cum-apartment is in a former furniture shop on Urbanstraße, a busy high street that runs through...
Symposium report with Diedrich Diederichsen, Walter Grasskamp, Annette Tietenberg, Wolfgang Ullrich, Bettina Uppenkamp, hosted by Werner Büttner at HFBK Hamburg, July 14, 2018
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?
Exhibition Tour & Symposium at MKG and HFBK Hamburg
Begleitend zur Ausstellung „Social Design“ im Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe fand im Oktober an der HFBK Hamburg ein Sympo...
Online-Research-Festival organized by Studio Experimental Design together with Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin
The field of design is constantly changing. It is distinguished by its diversity, and it continues to expand. Accordingl...