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Annual exhibition 2021: Klasse Prof. Wigger Bierma

  • Helen Darringer,
  • Kyle Egret, Somewhere to Go,
  • Jonas Kammers, KITSCH KIOSK was born from the idea to combine fashion and graphic design. Social diversity, tolerance and a conscious attitude towards oneself and one‘s environment, serve as an ethical compass for our work. www.kitschkiosk.com, Instagram: @Kitsch_Kiosk,
  • Eglė Ruibytė, Yawning void
    Somewhat orderly, somewhat arranged, air cushions (used for shipping) take up a big part of a room. They rest, cover, mimic and reach for each other or something to protect that is gone or not there yet. One could question the fullness of the space, since these are just void fillers, taking up the empty space with their repetitive forms, quiet inscriptions and overlapping transparent colors. On a closer look, the protecting cushions turn out to have some sort of contamination inside. The dust has probably just fallen inside during the process and the humidity got locked inside by accident. It is unclear, whether it is old skin cells or some lost pixels of an image. The story of an unpacked or yet to be packed piece and its parts expands to unknown spoiled paths of speculation. Carefully screen printed, sealed and inflated with breath, the simulated readymades lose track of the body they ought to protect and form a sort of a limbo where things are flawed, defunct and ephemeral.

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?