Berlin Summer Studio

Students take part in a workshop at Berlin's Neue Nationalgalerie

Between July 14 and August 11, 2018 Bard College Berlin will host the Berlin Summer Studio Program, which aims to provide participants with an insiderís view of Berlinís vibrant art world through a unique course featuring a different theme each summer.

The 2018 program theme is  Memory and Material.

Berlin is a simultaneously old and young city that is re-inventing itself. It's a metropolis at once burdened with the weight of its own past and enlivened by the mystery of what it will become. Berlin is also a city in which a myriad of narratives reflect the diverse cultures that impact it. In this course, Memory and Material, the city of Berlin, along with its community of artists, will offer a rich platform to explore and question how the languages of form, material and light speak to multiple storylines.

Students will use a range of direct and portable media such as drawing, assemblage sculpture, experimental photography (cyanotype, salt print) and bookmaking. Weekly field trips and discussion groups, as well as visits to artistsí studios will provide context and fodder for new works of art.

Faculty directors: Kenji Fujita (Bard Annandale) and Hiroshi McDonald Mori (Artist, Berlin).

All university students may apply, regardless of citizenship or home institution. There are no formal coursework prerequisites, but the fit between student and program is determined through their application, which includes a work of art (two-dimensional, audio file, or video file) and a motivation statement. 

To apply for this course, please click here.