2020

Class Meetings

Our dates are:

Wed. 14.10.2020 | 11:00 | online via webex
Wed. 21.10.2020 | 11:00 | online via webex
Wed. 28.10.2020 | 12:00 | offline at the MdbK
Wed. 04.11.2020 | 11:00 | online via webex
Wed. 11.11.2020 | 12:00 | offline at the HGB – Lichthof
Wed. 18.11.2020 | day of prayer andrepentance (school is closed)
Wed. 25.11.2020 | 11:00 | online via webex
Wed. 02.12.2020 | 11:00 | offline at the B2 (Spinnerei)
Wed. 09.12.2020 | 11:00 | online via webex
Wed. 16.12.2020 | 11:00 | online via webex

We will inform if the current meeting will be online or offline.</h5

Seilakt III–VI: On a Razor’s Edge

29/10/2020 — 10/01/2021
in the MdbK Leipzig

“On a Razor’s Edge” is a group exhibition of the Museum der bildenden Künste (Museum of Fine Arts) Leipzig, in cooperation with the Intermedia and Fine Arts classes of the Media Art Department at the Leipzig Academy of Fine Arts.

Originally, the exhibition series SEILAKT with six artistic positions was conceived for the lift of the Museum. For technical reasons and because of the pandemic the project was moved to the Middle Age and Renaissance rooms on the 2nd floor of the museum.
For this project, the artists Fumi Kato, Tina Mamczur, Sten Jackolis & Linus Bonduelle as well as Bernhard Bormann & Francesca Raimondo have produced a series of works that are presented in a group exhibition curated by Prof. Alba D’Urbano (HGB). With their works the artists in the exhibition establish a dialogue with the oldest part of the museum’s collection.

Some of the art works have been realised with the support of the Denkzeit scholarship by the Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen (Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony).

Fragile Wirklichkeiten

You are warmly invited to the opening of the exhibition in the public space in Leipzig and on the internet
Website
Opening: Thursday, 27 August 2020 at 18.00
Location: Mendebrunnen on Augustusplatz (the fountain near the Gewandhaus)
Duration of Exhibition: 27 to 30 August 2020

 

-There will be a guided tour of the works in public space offered every day-
-Some of the performances will only take place during the guided tours, please see at the website!-
-It’s possible to join the guided tour at any time, the time plan is included in the attached program –

Program

27.8.20 / Thursday
Guided tour in the city center from 18:00h to 20:00h
Starting point: Mendebrunnen on Augustusplatz (the fountain near the Gewandhaus)
28.8.20 / Friday
Guided tour in the west from 16:00h to 19:00h
Starting point: Johannapark in the pavilion at the crossing of Friedrich-Ebert-Straße and Karl-Tauchnitz-Straße
29.8.20 / Saturday
Guided tour in the east from 16:00h to 19:00h
Starting point: Lene Voigt Park near the crossing of Reichpietschstraße and Kippenbergstraße
30.8.20 / Sunday
Closing Party at 17h
Location: Johannapark in the pavilion near the crossing of Friedrich-Ebert-Straße and Karl-Tauchnitz-Straße
In addition to Sophie Wolf’s work in public space, you will find a sound piece on the website. To listen to this part of the work during the tour, please bring your mobile phone and headphones. Link to the audio piece
Participating artists:
Theresa Zwerschke, Sophie Wolf, Merlin Meister, Tatjana Lentini, Noé Leleu, Philine Kuhn & Jonathan McNaughton, Fumi Kato, Steph Joyce, Lara Hampe, Helga Hagen, Veronica García, Clara Freund, FELL, Alba D’Urbano, Laura Därr & Lennard Becker, Caro Otto, Natalia Bougai, Bernhard Bormann

Fragile Wirklichkeiten

One moment, I think I can grasp something, but in the next my understanding disintegrates. As realities blur and truths remain difficult to recognize, there is a feeling of shared experience- even if the realities of the experiences could not be more different.
„How are you today?“ Everything is happening close to the current moment, picturing a future has become impossible. „How are you today?“ The question is no longer rhetorical.
„I am disoriented, old and have asthma.“ The serious question receives an honest answer. This vacuum is accompanied by emotion and empathy.
„I’m sending you all a digital hug.“
How can we collaborate without physical encounters? How can art become visible in this transitional phase? We move in a hybrid of digital and physical spaces – all of them both infinitely wide and incredibly narrow and small. We live in public places now – ever since our living rooms and bedrooms have become conference rooms and offices. My home has become too unsafe for private matters – groups in closed spaces inspire unease. The outside, a space that has long served as a transitional space, has again become an intimate space. I have nothing to fear there; we’ve all become very close. Let me show you my personal public place.

Please follow social distancing rules and wear a mask!
We look forward to seeing you there!

With the support of the city of Leipzig.
The HGB Leipzig as well as the activities implemented within the framework of the university activities are co-financed by tax revenue in accordance with the budget determined by the state parliament of Saxony.

The Spell Rundgang 2020

Whoever is called a Witch can be insulted, cursed or sentenced to death with this one word even today. What is actually hidden behind the accusation is often special knowledge, a different world view, or unusual, non-conformist behaviour.
Those who call themselves Witches reappropriate the word, take possession of their own abilities, their own power, their own oddities – and keep the magical promise contained in the term Witch. With this technique, Alba D’Urbano’s Intermedia class transformed room 232.a into a biotope where art emerged from the ground to devour its visitors.

Construction

Exhibition

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DHL Hub Tour

During the winter semester 2019/20 students were encouraged to plan excursions to non-art related spaces. In January 2020 Jonathan McNaughton organised a tour of the Express division at the DHL Hub in Leipzig. Since DHL is the busiest at night, the tour took place at 11pm and lasted for a couple hours. When the students arrived, they signed in with their ID cards and were given free apples, a high-visibility vest, a headset and a key card, which they used to access different areas of DHL. The tour guide led them through the social area, the control room, the logistics centre, where packages are sorted by machines and packed by employees, and around the tarmac in a bus. The students (like the employee) were forbidden to carry any electronic devices on their person and were therefore unable to take many photographs, but Noé Leleu was able to take a few photographs at the beginning and end of the tour and made a few excellent drawings during the tour, which you can see below.