The Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg graduation exhibition looks outward, toward new perspectives beyond graduation. For the first time the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg has utilized the entire campus for the purposes of its graduate exhibition. During October 5th to 18th 2015, graduating students from the academic year 2015 exhibited their works throughout the academy: the culmination of artistic development from their time of study. The exhibition reflected the academy’s diversity across all disciplines and provided a showcase for its activities.

The Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg sees itself as a creative laboratory committed to open research; founded in 1662 it is the oldest in the German-speaking world. Emphasis is on the fine, and applied arts along with art teacher training. In the courses devoted to fine arts— sculpture, painting, photography, artistic concept, gold & silver-smithing, and graphic design/visual communication—professors and students work together in open dialogue. The academy endeavors to engage all contemporary art forms and approaches and to situate them in and amongst the most relevant social and historical-critical contexts.

Learning is based on fostering individual talent; students are free to develop their own concepts and to realize their artistic projects on their own initiative. Study is envisioned thus: acquiring individual skills while improving theoretical and practical proficiency. Creative discourse is stimulated via different artistic viewpoints and to this end experts from a wide range of disciplines visit regularly and provide insight into fields that may well extend beyond the realm of art. In addition to this guest professorships further enrich the wide spectrum of artistic endeavor at the academy.