January 24, 2007

Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG) presents 1234567 media art exhibition

Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design

Curators: Elena Bozhikova / Patrice Feifarek / Mascha Pöhls / Adam Rafinski / Felix Vogel

Initiator: Mischa Kuball / Platform 1A18

HfG Karlsruhe / Lorenzstrasse 15 / 76135 Karlsruhe

1. – 7. Feburary 2006

Open daily from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.

More information: / [email protected]

Founding the Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (ZKM) and the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG) in 1992, the aim of Heinrich Klotz was to link teaching and research in order to refer the traditional arts to media technology. This can be seen as a continuation of the “Bauhaus”-concept: digital design next to the classical arts and design supplemented by the science of art, media theory and philosophy. The architectural conditions of a former ammunition factory allowed to house both institutions in one single building, therefore the projected vision could be realised. The incorporation of the Museum for Contemporary Art (MNK) 1997 again, expanded the spectrum. But at the same time this circumstance led the HfG into a challenging position in terms of standing up to those major institutions.

The interdisciplinary exhibition project “1234567” makes the attempt to mark off the HfG, that is often perceived as a transition between the ZKM and MNK only, as an independent exhibition space in order to overcome this transit-situation.

The architectural intervention that is disposed only in citations, brakes with familiar structures thus to bring time and space into being for a conscious perception for what is shown. The curators will present a selection of about fifty works that were developed within the past months, respectively site specifically produced for 1234567.

Topographical issues such as death, sexuality, surveillance as well as the question of urban and architectural structures occupy a significant space within the exhibition. It is remarkable how fresh and new these topics are transported on different medial layers.

Further part of the project is a program in the evening – music and performance within the exhibition space. In doing this the curators want to make an attempt to provide an equivalent platform for those positions that are challenging in terms of presentation.



Speakers: Curators, Mischa Kuball, David Mabb.


DJs / VJs Performance by Dritan Hysnaj




Concert of the ichiigai label (sound department)



Concert of the ichiigai label (sound department)


Collective performance of the ichigaii label.



The platform 1A18 has been initiated by Mischa Kuball and HfG Students of all different departments in October 2005 as an open and non class oriented platform. Besides a regular educational program of invited guests and lectures it aims the building up of an network in order to offer students possibilities of getting their works out into professional artspaces such as institutions, galleries and festivals through the merging of students and professors contacts and networks.

masterclass exhibition

Artists: Ulrike Barwanietz / Dina Boswank / Frederik Busch / Jana Eske / Joscha Steffens / Tobias Wootton

1A18 exhibition at Westwerk

May/June 2007 / Westwerk / Admiralitätsstraße 74 / Hamburg

1A18 exhibition at Lothringer13

Frederik Busch & Kerstin Silbermann at Bundeskunsthalle Bonn

Martin Lorenz, Jan Schumann & Tobias Wottoon exhibition for the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

Martin Lorenz, Jan Schumann and Tobias Wootton, three students at the HfG have been nominated for a stipend of the “Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes”, and will present their work to a national juryat.

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