As every year, the diploma exhibition brings together different positions and artistic media in the Corona Year 2020. The classical media such as painting range from realistic portraits to the extension of the picture into the room. In the sculptural works, the trend away from the individual form towards additive arrangements involving various media continues. Since the appointment of the professorship of Carsten Nicolai, and with the influence of guest professors Susan Philipsz and Nevin Aladag, the show has been enriched by sound works and performances that interpret the sound spreading out in space as a pictorial element.
The 36 diploma students of this year’s class are concerned with analogue traditional craftsmanship techniques as well as with digitally generated images. With their works they react to an increasingly complex world with its problems, distortions and beauty, without allowing art to become pure illustration.
Exhibition period: 26 September – 1 November 2020
Place: Oktogon. Art Gallery of the HfBK Dresden
Georg-Treu-Platz 1, 01067 Dresden