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Photography in the Field of Contemporary Art class

The tasks and the selection of artistic means are free choices made by students working autonomously. A method of working which makes use of various forms of media is desirable, as well as projects with a research character and which pursue research and conceptual approaches or put into practise an exchange with other art disciplines. Ideally the class will be made up of a group of students who motivate each other and who are involved in the development of the work of their fellow student, who at the end of their study will leave an institution behind them, whose infrastructure and recognition they no longer require and who are networked with artistic personalities of the same age, whose opinion they value. Picking up on issues which arise from work discussions in the class, contemporary and historical positions of photography will be introduced and discussed. In the process it is expressly desired that the students are involved in all fields of artistic production beyond photography, employ an experimental working method and select content which could be socially relevant. Importance is attached to the development of an appropriate language (and being silent) about their own work as an expression of an independent artistic approach, as well as a reliable definition of their own approach alongside related approaches from art history. Excursions and guest lectures serve the purpose at an early stage of directing the students towards a broad field of the most diverse opportunities to perform their job and to provide support in order to formulate their own position.

Selected works
Conscious Cruelty
2 Screens, Videoloop, 2017
Shirin Barthel
untitled (disposable affections)
Installation view, 2019
Matteo Visentin
es tur biju
mit Luisa Hohlfeld, Raumplan, 2017
Matteo Visentin
quantum bigfoot
from the series 'Artefacte', C-Prints, Eisenbromid, 2019
Katrin Becker
Iris
Katrin Becker
transient I
from the series 'I remember everything until I observed you (transient I-VII)', inkjet prints, 2017
Katrin Becker
transient III
from the series 'I remember everything until I observed you (transient I-VII)', inkjet prints, 2017
Katrin Becker
befremdet
11 photographs, 30×42 cm, 2017
Melanie Schindler
just discovered
2019
Melanie Schindler
Umnutzung
Book, 17×24 cm, 2019/20
Melanie Schindler
Elfaugen
Objects on the wall: Jigsaw puzzle, Plastic Relief, Metal dish, Printed photo, Plaster frame, 27 x 27cm (left), 30 x 27cm (middle), 27 x 30cm (right), 2020
Mare Yamazoe
Chimäre
Room-installation: Globes, Perforated Metalstrip, Aluminium-packages, 2019
Mare Yamazoe
Good Bye
Objective installation: Ice-cubes, Italian €1 coins, Narcissus, Metal-Pedestal, 2019
Mare Yamazoe
Heaven
HD Video looped, room installation, turf (grass), 2019
Shirin Barthel
recopy
photocopies, glass, 2019
Adrian Lück
untitled
2020
Adrian Lück