Nine master students and diploma students of the HfBK Dresden ended their one-year participation in the postgraduate lab for artistic research at the HfBK Dresden with the presentation of their project results and a final exhibition.
As part of the Horizon2020-funded project EU4ART_differences, the participants received a small stipend and the opportunity to test artistic research in a project as a methodological approach and to get to know it in depth in six one-week block seminars, several summer schools and workshops. Each scholarship holder immersed themselves in an individual artistic-research project, which was worked on during the twelve-month model phase and prepared for an exhibition. As part of the closing event on 29.9.2023, the artistic-research results of some scholarship holders of the one-year model phase were presented in the form of public presentations and artist talks at the HfBK, while three scholarship holders had already presented their results to an international audience a few days earlier as part of the Artistic Research Days at the Roman Academy of Fine Arts.
The topics are as diverse as the choice of means. For example, Ana Pireva presents an investigation into the connection between lithographic techniques and experimental paper production, Lotte Dohmen presents her practice of making care activities visible in an art context, and Nele Hartmann presents a project that deals with the washbasin as a place of childlike creativity.
Prof. Oliver Kossack, rector of the HfBK Dresden, Prof. Barbara Wille, prorector and Till A. Baumhauer, head of the project, presented the certificates of participation and opened the exhibition for interested visitors.
In addition to a catalog on the individual approaches and project documentation of the individual works, all artistic-research projects can also be found on the Research Catalogue, an international platform for artistic research. The exhibition was on view at Galerie Weiße Gasse from Sept. 30-Oct. 8, 2023. EU4ART_differences, an alliance between HfBK Dresden, the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome (Italy), the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in Budapest and the Latvian Academy of Arts in Riga ends as a project at the end of 2023.