Spring 2024

Art student in Berlin

The art class traveled to Berlin this semester. The students stayed in small apartments in the local area, thus experiencing the buzz of the neighborhood and the necessary considerations for neighbors. Too many cozy and loudconversations in the backyard, of course, leads to neighbor complaints and a quick move on to nightclubs.

During the daytime, we explored Berlin‘s museums, galleries, artist studios, art schools, and street life. At Kunst-Werke, we saw the contemporary political exhibition 'Poetics of Encryption,’ which reflects the current issues surrounding AI and digital tools. This year, the students at Krabbesholm have also worked extensively with AI and digital image generation. At the Neue National Gallery, we experienced the art-historical exhibition ‘Zerreißprobe’ about art between politics and society. We participated in Alexandra Pirici’s performance at the Hamburger Bahnhof and much more.

Additionally, the art class visited the visual artist Thomas Zipp at his studio in Wedding and jammed music, listened, and played with Zipp’s puppet heads. The puppet heads from Zipp that we brought home are now being used to plan a performance with puppets at Krabbesholm.

We also visited UDK (University of the Arts Berlin) and saw the fine studios, met the students, and took part in a brief conversation about the necessity of art.

Since Kirsten (our teacher) has lived in Berlin for 22 years and thus knows the city‘s 'Geheimstipps’ (secret tips), the study trip was a bit easier and more enjoyable. The art class at Krabbesholm loves Berlin.