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Annual exhibition 2021: Klasse Prof. Adam Broomberg / Prof. Oliver Chanarin

Media Art and Misfortune


C.J. Chandler, Janosch Boerckel, Avi Bolotinsky, Marc Botschen, Julie Coulon, Malin Dorn, Aras Gökten, Luise Hamm, Jette Hoop, Alexander Kadow, Ann-Sophie Krüger, Lena Kunz, Folke Matthes, Ya Ning, Esteban Perez, Xian Qi (Wenbin Liu), Matthias Rebaschus, Kristina Savutsina, Leon Schweer, Julian Slagman, Charlotte Spiegelfeld, Manda Steinhauser, Sebastian Stern, Luísa Telles, Sanja Zdrnja

Media Art and Misfortune offers unique photographic collectibles inspired by our vastly diverse artistic practices. From studios and bedrooms all over the globe, we create a wide range of products to complement anyone with a desire to embrace new, critical perspectives on photography.

Media Art and Misfortune exhibits art in an eerily familiar way that takes into consideration our established behaviour online. Instead of trying to simulate an exhibition, Media Art and Misfortune tries to hijack an existing mode of presentation that has become so common in the way we consume information but also in the way we read, shop, watch movies, stay in contact with our friends or find out about what’s happening in the world.

Media Art and Misfortune is operated by Broomberg and Chanarin’s Fotoklasse at HfbK Hamburg. The Fotoklasse consists of 26 students at both BA and MA levels all engaged with photography in the most expansive definition of the medium.


Instagram: @hfbk.photoclass

Webseite: www.media-art-and-misfortune.com

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?