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Art in Times of Corona

Based on the idea of Cadavre Exquis, students in Michaela Melián's class have created a multi-part video project entitled "Art in Times of Corona".

The first edition of the video arrangement was produced from 23 March to 7 May 2020.

  • Participating students in order of contributions: Sophia Leitenmayer, Elisa Nessler, YL Hsueh, Dörte Habighorst, Michaela Melián, Signe Raunkjær Holm, Jeongah Eom, Jessica Herden, Clara Alisch, Frederik Vium, Bilge Aksaç, Luc Isenschmid, Martha von Mechow, Paulina Laskowski, Albina Siebert, Frank Koenen, Shahira Issa, Julia Nordholz, Sevda Güler, Szerafina Schiesser, Badrieh Wanli, Nikita Kotliar, Josie Overton, Lennart Häusser
  • The second edition of the video project was realized from 17 May to 13 July 2020
    Participating students according to the order of contributions: Dörte Habighorst, Frank Koenen, Badrieh Wanli, Sevda Güler, Elisa Nessler, Luc Isenschmid, Luísa Telles, Lennart Häusser, Sophia Leitenmayer, Josie Overton, Signe Raunkjaer Holm, Albina Siebert, Paulina Laskowski, Simeon Melchior, Remi Alkhiami, Bilge Aksac, Szerafina Schiesser, Julia Nordholz, Lorenz Goldstein, Clara Alisch, Frederik Vium, Jana Pfort, Nikita Kotliar, Martha von Mechow
  • The third edition of the video project was created on 2/3 July 2020 at hinterconti
    Participating students according to the order of contributions: Albina Siebert, Frederik Vium, Sophia Leitenmayer, Sevda Güler, Luc Isenschmid, Szerafina Schiesser, Elisa Nessler, Lennart Häusser, Lorenz Goldstein, Nikita Kotliar, Mo Walker and Paulina Laskowski, Yi Li, Frank Koenenen, Julia Nordholz, Jana Pfort

    The project was initiated by Sevda Güler.

Art defies Corona: Graduate Show 2020

With a two-month delay, the Graduate Show took place this year on the 19 and 20 September. More than 140 students showed their artistic graduation projects, from painting to sound installation.

Teaching Art Online at the HFBK

How the university brings together its artistic interdisciplinary study structure with digital formats and their possibilities.

New articles at is the social network of the HFBK. It opens a digital forum for exchange and discussion in which students, teachers, guest authors, art critics and the interested public provide a wide range of content and perspectives.

HFBK Graduate Survey

Studying art - and what comes next? The clichéd images stand their ground: Those who have studied art either become taxi drivers, work in a bar or marry rich. But only very few people could really live from art – especially in times of global crises. The HFBK Hamburg wanted to know more about this and commissioned the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Hamburg to conduct a broad-based survey of its graduates from the last 15 years.

How political is Social Design?

Social Design, as its own claim is often formulated, wants to address social grievances and ideally change them. Therefore, it sees itself as critical of society – and at the same time optimizes the existing. So what is the political dimension of Social Design – is it a motor for change or does it contribute to stabilizing and normalizing existing injustices?

Annual Exhibition 2020 at the HFBK

The HFBK’s traditional annual exhibition („Jahresausstellung“) opens in February every year. For three days the students – from first-years to post-graduates – present a broad spectrum of their current work and projects from all the different departments. All classrooms, studios and halls in the building are used. Interested visitors are cordially invited to gain an impression of the art currently being created at the HFBK.