Fakultät: Gestaltung, Studiengang: Public Art and New Artistic Strategies (M.F.A.)

During the past two semesters, students of the international MFA program „Public Art and New Artistic Strategies“ focused on the historical, political, social and cultural issues affecting public space and our ability to act within it. In the project "(UN)Disciplined Body", students asked how it is possible to use a listed public monument, such as the former SED-Party training school in Erfurt, as a stage for artistic interventions. In the DAAD funded project "Bauhaus Goes South-Easteurope - City Lab Mostar", students explored the divided city of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovinia and responded to the context of a city reconstructing itself, physically as well as culturally and socially.
The program of events offers a glimpse into the pratice of working in public space, as well as the chance to see examples of the completed works.

Dr. Boris Buden and students of the MFA program
Public discussion

Friday, July 12, 11- 13 Uhr
Mensa am Park, Seminarraum

The work of MFA students from the past two semesters offers a jumping off point for a public discussion moderated by cultural theorist and Guest Professor Dr. Boris Buden. How do memorials and sites of commemoration produce both public and private memories? How is our perception of history connected to our individual biographies and cultural identities? How do we deal with these sites when their cultual relevance and meaning has changed? Who curates the past?


Andrés Roberto Londoño, Angela Lucie Parslow, Dâra Dolunay, Emrah İnandım, Gao Yu, Haiyue Tao, Ina Weise, Iva Kirova, Luisa Roa, Maria Walcher, Martin Fink, Nima Keshtkar, Saman Pourisa, Vasiliki Katsarela, Yoav Admoni


Prof. Danica Dakić, Monica Sheets und Anke Hannemann (Künstlerische Mitarbeiterinnen), Dr. Boris Buden, Jirka Reichmann (Koordinatorin des MFA)

Art der Präsentation



Marienstraße 15b - Mensa am Park



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12.07. | 11:00 bis 12.07. | 13:00

WHO CURATES THE PAST? - Public Discussion