Relating to the overall topic of studying in and about another country, the Inside Arts program includes a seminar as shown below. The seminar will be taught by faculty members from the respective disciplines of the University of Kassel.
Classes meet daily in the mornings or afternoons. Eventhough previous knowledge in the selected field of topic can be useful for the completion of the course, the admission is not restricted to students of a similar subject.
The documenta in Kassel is one of the most important and well known modern arts exhibitions in the world. Since the beginning in 1953, it has grown continuously and can be experienced not only in museums and art halls but also in many places throughout the city, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors. In fact, in 2017 more than one million visitors came to North Hesse. The University of Kassel offers interested students and graduates, especially from the areas of Fine Arts, Cultural Sciences and also Economics, the chance to get involved with the theory and practice of documenta and to learn about its history up to now. “Inside Arts” offers insight in how to curate an exhibition of this dimension – from pre-planning to the management of the documenta, including international marketing. We will visit the documenta Archive, art galleries and museums exhibiting documenta art. In addition, 2019 is the year of the Bauhaus centennial, which will be celebrated with the Kassel exhibition Bauhaus / documenta. Vision und Marke (vision and brands) which allows us to discuss these two concepts together with the organisers of the exhibition.
The course finishes with the Berlin trip. In the capital, we will experience street art, which Berlin is famous for, including the East Side Gallery – the longest remaining part of the Berlin wall painted with graffiti art. Famous art museums like the Nationalgalerie / Museum Island, the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart (Museum of Contemporary Art), or the Gemäldegalerie with masterpieces from the Middle Ages to Baroque will also be a part of the trip.
After the Berlin tour, you can continue with a seminar in Venice at the University Ca‘ Foscari on the topic of the Venice arts exhibition “Biennale”.