Prof. Michael Hakimi

Class for Fine Arts focusing on painting

Julia Himmelhuber, Ohne Titel, 2015, paper, styrofoam, gypsum

Lorenz Rost, Zombie (Pink), 2013, multiplex, glitter, varnish

Jonas Tröger, Umformatierung, 2014, graphite, video, sunbed, wood, MDF, kapa, digital prints

Hallo & Realität, Verknüpfung der Figuren, 2014, class performance

Andrea Hauer, Split the Atom, 2015 (Detail), acrylic, vanish, marker, oil pastels, adhesive tape, styrofoam, wood

Jonas Tröger, field of playing elements, 2015 (detail), various materials

Julia Schwittai, RAST, 2015, various materials

Andrea Hauer, Split the Atom, 2015, acrylic, vanish, marker, oil pastels, adhesive tape, styrofoam, wood

Michael Seidner, Flug, 2013, oil on cotton

 Nele Jäger, Los Angeles CA 90049, 2015, fabric, steel, sones, styrofoam, needles

Julia Schwittai, 2014, Dschinn, gypsum (5 parts)

What is a picture and how does it originate? How and where does it gain meaning? Where does form stop and content begin and can we keep the two apart in the first place? What is the relationship between the illusionist and physical space? Where is the threshold between picture and space, space and narrative, exhibition and architecture, architecture and film? And where exactly do the boundaries run between drawing, painting, photography, sculpture and installation? Fundamental questions about the nature of the picture can soon lead beyond the boundaries of genres. Beyond and between genres not only can we often better identify, but also and above all redefine and develop.

Students in the 'Fine Art with focus on painting' class thus work variously in the media of painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, video, photography, computer, text, sound, performance and all imaginable intermediate stages. They explore the effects and combination options in a creative space, linking them with aesthetical, socio-cultural and political contexts.

Characteristic of the course work method is a promising relation between the exploration of collective production approaches in the form of joint projects and the key development of personal artistic positions accompanied by critical support.

The underpinning idea is to cultivate the class and academy format as live potential for exploring the possibilities of collective and individual experience. In an attempt to activate this potential it may be expedient to perceive the course and academy itself as an artistic medium and material and explore individual needs and issues experimentally within its creative space and bounds.

Regular lectures and workshops with invited artists, art communicators and excursions are an established part of study. Detailed documentation of the class exhibitions and projects since the winter semester 2012/13 can be viewed at

Before applying for the portfolio advice sessions published on the academy website, we recommend applicants to come and introduce themselves in class or contact the professor directly at hakimi[at]gmx.deStudy of art education is possible in the course.



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Artistic Classes

free and applied arts, postgraduate program

Das Studium an der AdBK Nürnberg ist im Klassenverband organisiert, der alle Studierende unabhängig ihrer bereits absolvierten Semester eint. Die durchlässigen Klassenstrukturen ermöglichen den Studierenden im Rahmen der Lehre eine freie und selbstständige Entwicklung. Im offenen Diskurs werden die geschaffenen Werke der Studierenden zu regelmäßig stattfindenden Klassentreffen besprochen und diskutiert.

Die Fachrichtungen an der AdBK Nürnberg teilen sich in angewandte und freie Bereiche auf. Während die Klassen für Freie Kunst / Gold- und Silberschmieden und Grafik-Design / Visuelle Kommunikation zu den angewandten Künsten zählen, gehören die übrigen Klassen der freien Kunst an. Das Lehramtsstudium Kunst als Doppelfach kann in allen freien Klassen absolviert werden.

Mit dem postgradualen Studiengang „Künstlerisches Handeln im öffentlichen Raum“ bietet die AdBK Nürnberg eine weiterführende Ausbildung an, die sich an Interessenten mit einem bereits abgeschlossenem Studium richtet.

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