Seminar ON RECREATIVITY by Niklas Goldbach

Seminar ON RECREATIVITY by Niklas Goldbach

April 09 – 11, 2019, 10 am – 1 pm

Many thanks to the artist Niklas Goldbach for his seminar ON RECREATIVITY and discussing the works of our participants within the Studio Program at BAI | Berlin Artist Residency, Art School & Arts Incubator.

“The writer Jonathan Lethem has said that ‘when people call something ‘original,’ nine out of ten times they just don’t know the references or the original sources involved’. Or, as the French Writer André Gide put it, ‘Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But, since nobody was listening, everything must be said again.’ Creativity and culture have always been built on something already existing, but it has never been as easy as in the digital age to distribute and to change the work of others: everything seems strangely familiar to us.

The seminar begins with an artist talk and an introduction and examples of art history and popular culture made on creative strategies and will be followed by studio visits and individual presentations of the participants. In the second step, individual projects will be discussed and developed by means of the artistic strategies of the “reenactment” and the appropriation (the artistic appropriation of “found” material). The results can be camera based (video or photography), performance based – or produced with any traditional artistic medium.” (Text by courtesy of Niklas Goldbach) 

Niklas Goldbach, born in Witten, Germany, lives and works in Berlin. After studying Sociology at Bielefeld University and “Photography and Video” at the Unversity of Applied Sciences Bielefeld, he was awarded with a “Meisterschüler” degree at the University of the Arts Berlin in 2006. In 2005 he received the Fulbright Grant New York and majored in the MFA program of Hunter College, New York City.

Niklas Goldbach received several sholarships (i.e. Stiftung Kunstfonds Bonn 2010, Arbeitsstipendium Bildende Kunst des Berliner Senats 2013, Globalstipendium des Berliner Senats 2014, Dredsdner Stipendium für Fotografie 2016, Villa Aurora Los Angeles 2017) and presented his works in numerous solo shows, group exhibitions, and festivals in venues like the as the Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Mori-Art Museum, Tokyo, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein n.b.k., Cornerhouse, Manchester, documenta 14 public programs, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Centre Pompidou, documenta 14 Kassel, Berlinische Galerie Museum for Contemporary Art, Museum Ludwig, Cologne and the Short Film Festival Oberhausen. In 2014 he was awarded with the “Paula Modersohn-Becker Jubilee Award”.

More information on the NIKLAS GOLDBACH Website.