13 July 2012

BERLIN: UDK RUNDGANG 2012

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"Seriously? This must be joke!", was the first thing I thought, when I saw the 100 meter cue in front of UDK's entrance on Hardenbergstraße, for its annual degree show 'private' view. Ten minutes later - and no, I am going to skip the part where we sneaked in through a hidden door on the other side of the building - we were inside, not even having the slightest idea how we were going to see all the works. Downstairs, in the main hall, the Meisterschüler (those who received their diploma) are displayed. All other floors and backyard buildings are mixed in different semesters and different teachers. But I was already happy, when I discovered a name-tag connected to a work. Impossible to name all the good works, but I'd like to mention a few outstanding pieces:

In the backyard sculpture studios, Julius Dörner showed a colour-block work in the shape of a concrete mixer and Stefan Träger presented an installation including 14 plinths crowned by golden poults. Azusa Kuno's work "Sebastian Haarmann" shocked not only with the obvious labour involved, but especially with the giant knit-piece's material: Collected hair from several hairdressers in Berlin. Ugh!  
Striking positions in the Meisterschüler-area are Andreas Gruner, exhibiting minimalist interior photography, confusing the viewers point of perception; Anton Steenbrock, who displays two conceptual installations that literally dangle on a string; and Latefa Wirsch, proving a good sense of humour with her anthropomorphic and deconstructed furniture-sculptures. 
Its not a bad idea to calculate at minimum of 3 hours for this mammoth-tour, but it is absolutely worth it.


UDK Rundgang 2012
until 15th of July

Universität der Künste, Berlin
Hardenbergstraße 33
10623 Berlin
Opening Hours: until Sunday, 11-20h
and many other locations. See the whole map and program here

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