Exhibition series SEILAKT (Balancing the Rope) I-VI

July 2019 – July 2021

A two-year exhibition series of the class for Intermedia and Fine Arts in the field of new media art of the HGB in cooperation with the Museum der Bildenden Künste Leipzig.

A space moves between the floors of the museum. Different situations arise in it, connected with the respective people and objects that can be moved by it. In a two-year exhibition series, six artistic positions deal with the floating space.

Mazen Khadaj, Laundry, Performance, Installation
Jens-Martin Triebel, Wir wollten zum Mars und bekamen Twitter (We wanted to go to Mars and got Twitter), Video
Fumi Kato, New Idea, Video
Tina Mamczur, OKAY, Installation
Sten Jackolis & Linus Bonduelle, Robin, Sound
Bernhard Bormann, Die lustigen Gegenleistungen preisen die modischen Ungetümer an (The funny quid pro quos praise the fashionable monsters), Object

Seilakt I

Mazen Khaddaj The Laundry Room, Performance, Installation
The Laundry Room is a multi-channel video installation by Mazen Khaddaj that speaks of spirituality and spiritual awakening. Mazen Khaddaj performs especially for the medium of video. In his installation, inside the passenger elevator of the museum, he carries us from one inner experience to the next.

Mazen Khaddaj, DropDrop, Videostill


Summer semester 2019

A reflection on subversive art practices and self-assertion strategies within the established art system.

For the project, the curator Thibaut de Ruyter was invited in cooperation with Alba D’Urbano and Angelika Waniek to explore this subject.

In the art context the term underground was first used in a programmatic speech by Duchamp in 1961. In the course of the following decades, underground – countercultural tendencies – experienced very different formulations and left deep traces in all areas of cultural action and thought – until today.

The Underground project goes back to the roots of these developments in order to show students alternative possibilities that can be useful for orientation in the current art scene.

What does it mean to professionalize students today in an art academy, to promote self-assertion strategies and to make students fit for competition in the unregulated capitalist art market- as Martin Kippenberger once ironically thought to shape them “in line with market conditions”

The project is supported by the support office of the HGB Leipzig.

Area, Line, Circle and Cylinder

is an accessible setting of the Intermedia-class by Prof. Alba D’Urbano.
Taking place 21st – 24th of March at the Leipzig bookfair.

project management: Angelika Waniek
concept and realization: Laura Därr, Tina Mamczur, Livius Pápay, Robin Palme, Fellipe Vergani

This year´s trade-show stand of the Academy of Visual Art Leipzig (HGB) is defined by geometric figures on a grey background. On the two-dimensional level, one square and two circles become 3D bodies: Block, ring and cylinder. The HGB nods to the Bauhaus, one might assume. And it affirms a knowledge that remains valid to the present day: man wants and is capable of aesthetic experience. This experience is based on openness, touch and dialogue. The HGB’s 2019 trade fair stand invites visitors to touch and linger.
From the printed word to the instantaneous wiping over the display – from the surface to the volume, the setting gives space and time to the publications and new releases of the departement of book-art that were created last year at the Academy.