Berlin Summer Studio

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

Between July 21 and August 18, 2017 Bard College Berlin will host the Berlin Summer Studio Program, which aims to provide participants with an insider’s view of Berlin’s vibrant art world through a unique course featuring a different theme each summer.

The 2017 program theme - Sound and Necessity - grows out of the relationship between art, public space, and the urban environment, as well as new genre and hybrid practices such as social engagement and sound art. Students will treat Berlin as a studio, immersing themselves in the rich artistic offerings of the city and its surroundings. Group examination of Berlin-­-specific artworks in public spaces and museums, as well as research in archives and acoustic spaces throughout the city, will strengthen students’ critical engagement with histories of artistic production in the German capital. In addition, excursions will include individual artist studios, special exhibitions, documenta 14 (a contemporary art exhibition that takes place every 5 years in Kassel), and the sculpture festival Skulpturprojekte in Münster.

The program is organized by Julianne Swartz and Ana María Gómez López

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.