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In the Studio of Abstract Painting, the artistic focus lies on the specific issues related to painting. Lecturers aim to assist their students in extending and complementing their individual ways of artistic expression, which will ultimately lead to the development of the respective student's own position.
The Studio of Art and Digital Media offers students a program that analyses and conveys contemporary terms of art and artistic practices in view of medial discourses and digital cultures.
We aim to enable and at the same time demand the experiencing of the hitherto unknown, so as to provide a basis for film work the way nature studies and nudes work for painting. For students, this means that, as a rule, they have to face life conditions other than their own, and to venture into strange terrain.
The prior aim of the Art and Photography Studio is simply artistic excellence. The field of art / photography that is our center concern is understood in the widest possible sense, including / sculptural / installation / time based media combined with photography.
We consider arts-based research to be an aesthetic practice, aiming at a reflection and negotiation of the boundaries of research. It experiments with alternatives to dichotomies and challenges hierarchies and omissions in the field of knowledge.
The Studio Art in Public Space aims to prepare students for the very specific role that fine art plays in the public sphere, and to enable them to act artistically within this context.
The Studio of Conceptual Art is developing a platform for the discussion on and conceptualization of a wide range of topics taken from art, culture, and politics. It is one of its tasks to contextualize contemporary art through an expressly political agenda, and to investigate democracy of western character as well as imperialism/colonialism.
The Studio of Contextual Painting is promotong "trans" topics and practices: Queerness, Trans-Media, Trans-Genre, and Transgender. What does "performative" mean for gender, sexuality, class, ethnicity and other identity markers, at the interface with Life Art and the Art of Life?
The Studio Expanded Pictorial Space offers participants the ideal environment for further developing their respective artistic position and intensifying their critical investigation of practical and theoretical aspects of Fine Arts.
We understand Art in Practice as artistic practice and courses offered, with a focus on the everyday and casual which is nonetheless important as a source of inspiration, and which triggers processes of artistic transformation.
This Studio offers students a structured framework for an intensive investigation of contemporary art production. Based on the idea and history of figurative painting as a former "key medium" of Modernism, formal, methodical and theoretical approaches in the sense of an expanded concept of art are discussed.
This Studio deals with the possibilities of graphic work in the context of current art production. Students are encouraged to try out and combine different drawing methods and to use a variety of technical and content-based approaches, and subsequently to question ...
We discuss various working methods and aesthetics in both one-to-one and group discussions, and we touch on the ways sculpture affects various exhibition situations and spatial constellations. Similarly, we elaborate on how imaginations can be adjusted to real conditions and economics, and how a project /concept can be realized.
This Studio is based on questions and issues relating to performative art in the fields of staging/enactment, of documentation, theory and history of fine arts. Furthermore, we aim to investigate performance with regard to differences and any overlapping between fine arts and dancing, theory and music.
The theoretical foundation for the sculptural practice of performative art, based on Minimal and Conceptual Art – Happening, Installation, architectural intervention, Performance, Process Art, Research-Based Art, Institutional Critique, Relational Art – is developed in talks, groups and one-to-one conversations.
The study focus of the Studio Video and Video Installation is the development of independent artistic work based on both the practical and theoretical reflection of video, film, TV, architecture, sound and performative elements.
Hardly any artistic category has changed as significantly in the past decades as that of sculpture. The historical foundations of sculpture form a basis for the discussion of what social and intellectual fields contemporary sculpture occupies and of what relevance this is to what art could be today.