Yearbook 2019: Position

Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design

Author: Burg Giebichenstein

The current yearbook of the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design provides insights into the institution under the topic “Position” and presents outstanding student projects from 2019.

The eighth edition of the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design yearbook is dedicated to the main topic of position on over 200 pages in German and English. To take and show attitude and to represent positions to the outside world is not only indispensable for artists and designers. To position oneself in the social context, to express oneself, and to become active is increasingly a task that educational and cultural institutions want and have to face. Against this background, the yearbook is at the same time a place of discourse for questions: What does it mean for an art school to develop a common attitude and to communicate this to the outside world? What role do art and design play in social contexts—or not? In four essays and an interview on the subject of “taking up a position,” professors, staff, and students approach the complex from different perspectives.

With this yearbook, the BURG looks back on the 2019 academic year and presents a variety of artistic and design positions of students, teachers, and graduates. For example, the exhibition is “open daily” with student works on theme “A für Alltag” or the farewell exhibition “Reportages” on the end of Prof. Ulrich Klieber’s teaching career. The exhibition “Bio, plastics—or both,” shown for the first time in Germany, examined bioplastics and their ecological relevance. In contrast, the exhibition “welt erfahren” on the other hand showed works that dealt with other cultures and life worlds. In autumn, BURG alumni presented their works in the guest exhibition Teilchenbeschleuniger (Particle Accelerator) at the Spinnerei Leipzig.

In addition, a comprehensive section of pictures and texts documents the works and projects of students and graduates who were selected for the Saalesparkasse Foundation Art Prize and the GiebichenStein Design Prize, as well as works created in the context of the graduate scholarship of the state of Saxony-Anhalt.

The graphic design of the new yearbook picks up on the topic of position by focusing on the seriousness of the statements, like a manifesto, through reduction. In this way, content and visual hierarchies in the text typesetting were kept to a minimum and images were ordered by a fixed design grid.

Yearbook 2019: Position

Publisher: Rectorate of Burg Giebichenstein University of Art Halle
Concept: Brigitte Beiling, Silke Janßen
Editors: Brigitte Beiling, Bert Sander
Design: Patrick Müßiggang, Arne Winter
Art Direction: Jonas Hansen
Printed at: University publishing house Burg Giebichenstein University of Art Halle
Format: 18 × 26 cm, 216 pages, paperback
Languages: German and English
ISBN: 978-3-86019-154-4
Sponsor: Saalesparkasse Halle
Price: € 7.–

The yearbook 2019 of Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design in Halle (Saale) was supported by the Saalesparkasse Halle.

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