11.10.2023, Wednesday 17:00 Uhr
opening of the academic year 2023/24
- Aula der HFBK Hamburg
The Hamburg University of Fine Arts cordially invites you to the opening of the academic year 2023/24 on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, at 5 pm in the Aula.
Welcome by Martin Köttering, President of the HFBK Hamburg.
Introduction of the new professors Yalda Afsah, Kader Attia, Eva-Maria Bauer and Omer Fast furthermore guest professors Ed Atkins and Ute Kalender.
Opening of the Extended Library with a lecture by Anselm Franke on the significance of Sylvia Wynter's work and a performative-participatory reading by Sarah Lewis-Cappellari, transforming the Extended Library into a rehearsal space for non-knowledge in a Ceremony of Loss.
At the center of the curated content program of the new Extended Library, curated by Margarita Tsomou, are performative forms and formats of representation. The 150 square meter foyer of the library has been transformed into a transdisciplinary learning, working, and discourse space. The artistically experimental studio establishes connections with multiple publics, both within and outside the university.
Also included in the Extended Library is the new work Group Hug (2023) by Valentina Karga, professor of design at HFBK Hamburg.
Followed by a reception at the exhibition And Still I Rise by Rajkamal Kahlon at ICAT - Institute for Contemporary Art & Transfer.