Spring Academy 2016

Spring Academy 20162018-09-21T13:02:13+00:00

Contemporary Drawing

We have set the date for the international Spring Academy of the BERLIN ART INSTITUTE (April 25 – 29, 2016) so that it connects with one of the most important art events in Berlin, the Gallery Weekend Berlin (April 29 – May 1, 2016).

The program of the Spring Academy is developed in cooperation with artists and theorists. This year it is about contemporary drawing.

In addition to lectures and time for artistic practice and exchange at the BAI, there will be a visit to the Kupferstichkabinett (Museum of Prints and Draw-ings) and a tour to selected galleries and project spaces at the opening of the Gallery Weekend.

Program

Monday, April 25, 2016
2 PM: Reception at the BAI
3 – 6 PM: “Medium in Permanent Flux”
Introduction to the history of recent drawing by Jan-Philipp Fruehsorge M.A.

“Since the 1960s until most recently drawing, unlike any other artistic medium, has been continuosly undergoing a transformation process which led to a radically new view and defintion of its functions and practices. Drawing has turned from the traditional tool of developing ideas to become a transmedia universal medium, transcending the borderlines of the analog and digital realms of imagemaking and also embracing artistic as well as non artistic practices.”The lecture will present an overview of the expanded field of drawing of the last 30-40years, putting emphasis on selected artistic positions and some pivotal institutional exhibitions that have been influential.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
11 AM – 1 PM: Lecture DER RISS – DRAWINGS AND CONSEQUENCES by Christian Schwarzwald, artist
1  – 2 PM: Lunch break
2  – 5 PM: Time for artistic practice and exchange

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
11 AM – 1 PM: Lecture CONCEPTUAL DRAWING by Nadine Fecht, artist
1  – 2 PM: Lunch break
2  – 5 PM: Time for artistic practice and exchange

Thursday, April 28, 2016
11 AM – 1 PM: Lecture CAPUT by Ralf Ziervogel, artist
1  – 2 PM: Lunch break
2  – 5 PM: Time for artistic practice and exchange

Friday, April 29, 2016
11 AM: Guided tour through the exhibition “We’re Off Then – Travel Pictures from Albrecht Dürer to Olafur Eliasson” at the Kupferstichkabinett.
6 PM: Visit to selected galleries and project spaces at the opening of the Gallery Weekend Berlin

April 25 – 29, 2016 | International Spring Academy