Studying art radically questions your identity and requires a lot of work from you. It drives you to despair and constantly broadens your horizon. Studying art challenges you to make new connections to the world, create new worlds and revisit the old ones. You will get the opportunity to scrutinize techniques, opinions, normativity and privileges and discover what role you want to take in this world. Studying art shall motivate you to never let go the infinite loop between head and gut, curiosity and ignorance, method and material, theory and practice, criticism and affirmation, crisis and joy–and to be constantly in process.
With our program for this fall semester, we want to co-initiate this infinite loop and give you a variety of insights into artistic, curatorial, theoretical and activist practices. They should inspire you, feed your thinking and your perception and confuse you–but above all they should do one thing: encourage you to become and remain active. The practices should inspire you to experiment and encourage you to take extraordinary steps, jumping over your own shadow, and think outside of the box beyond your own nose. With the selection of the invited guests we focus on feminist, queer and interdisciplinary artistic and activist strategies, theories and topics. Together with you we want to explore these, learn from and discuss them and also get to know what exactly resonates in you personally.
"The first step to seeing is seeing that there are things you do not see." (Akwaeke Emezi)