Blue Monday Lecture Day Prof. Klaus Hesse

12th to 14th of July
Annual Exhibition HfG Offenbach 2019

Auditorium

Conception and design of wallpaper panels 300 x 60 cm with analogue and/or digital techniques on wallpaper, rice paper and handmade paper as well as presentation of the nominated ceramic sculptures for the Senckenberg Prize for Nature Research. Lecturers involved: Prof. Klaus Hesse, Merja Herzog-Hellstén, Prof. Liu She, Yao Liu, Volker Steinbacher, Dieter Fritzsche, Friedhart Riedel


Participating students: Felicithas Arndt, Tessa Bode, Sophia Bohnacker, Helene Brenner, Xinyu Chen, Christina Theodoridou, Marie Doehn, Shahd El Lawindy, Katharina Ermisch, Theresa Ernst, Felizitas M. Fleischer Torres, Fabian Goth, Wenyuan Gu, Laura Hahn, Jonas Horbach, Chengliang Huang, Michelle Korte, Genta Kozaki, Amelie Mattas, Anna Maxeiner, Deborah Moldawski, Claudia Peters, Johannes Romatka, Ekaterina Sacharova, Yasmin Samray, Sarah Satiane, Laura Schmidt, Pia Seifuessl, Sarah Stendel, Isabelle Walther, Felix Werner, Yuqing Zhang.


Studio D301

Various diploma theses by Nikolas Brückmann, Yuriy Matveev, Xia Li, Kun Ji, Lilja Friedemann, Camilla Nold, Marie Doehn as well as a selection of works on the binding design competition with Anne Katharina Krieger, Anne Evers, Katharina Ermisch, Victor König, Johannes Romatka, Felix Werner, Jule Wertheimer, Laura Hahn, Jonas Horbach.

Blue Monday Lecture Day Prof. Klaus Hesse

Design by Klaus Hesse ©2019

July
Ink


Lecture and workshop about Ink Painting with She Liu

1st to 3rd July, 2019, west wing, room D301, each from 10 to 17 o'clock


Liu She is one of the most famous and influential ink painters in China. He has participated in numerous national and international exhibitions. His works are part of all relevant permanent collections of Chinese art museums. In addition, he has initiated and conducted many exhibitions on contemporary ink painting and has published several books on contemporary Chinese art. Liu She is intensively involved in the further development of artistic higher education in China. He currently teaches as Professor of Painting at the HfG partner universities Sichuan Fine Arts Institute and Nanjing Normal University and is Dean of the School of Fine Art.

Blue Monday Lecture Day Prof. Klaus Hesse

Design by Klaus Hesse ©2019

June
Bloody Blue


Workshop with Merja Herzog-Hellstén and artists of the Hutian Ceramic Community from Jingdezhen/China


June 25, 2019, Ceramics workshop Geleitstraße, beginning 9:30am

Exhibition with ceramic and porcelain objects of the Hutian Ceramic Community


June 26th, 2019, West wing, room D301, opening 6pm

With Zhang Chen, Fu Dan, Qiu Xiaoxin, Peng Dan, Bao Yu, Deng Chong, Zhang Lijuan, Wu Tingying, Li Qi, Song Lili


The "Jingdezhen Hutian Ceramic Community" is an association of young Chinese ceramic artists and designers. This private initiative has set itself the task of reviving the ceramic culture in China and promoting international exchange. The community cooperates with 31 universities at home and abroad and offers extensive further education and basic programmes for the contemporary design and illustration of porcelain and ceramics. In addition, the community preserves and expands its own extensive collection of individual pieces relevant to cultural history and thus operates its own museum in Jingdezhen/China.

Blue Monday Lecture Day Prof. Klaus Hesse

Design by Klaus Hesse ©2019

June
Blue Monday


Lecture series on contemporary porcelain illustration mist guests of the Hutian Ceramic Community from Jingdezhen/China


24 June 2019 West Wing, Room D301, 10am to 5pm


Lecturers: Merja Herzog-Hellstén, Klaus Hesse, Zhang Chen, Fu Dan, Qiu Xiaoxin, Peng Dan, Bao Yu, Deng Chong, Zhang Lijuan, Wu Tingying, Li Qi, Song Lili


The "Jingdezhen Hutian Ceramic Community" is an association of young Chinese ceramic artists and designers. This private initiative has set itself the task of reviving the ceramic culture in China and promoting international exchange. The community cooperates with 31 universities at home and abroad and offers extensive further education and basic programmes for the contemporary design and illustration of porcelain and ceramics. In addition, the community preserves and expands its own extensive collection of individual pieces relevant to cultural history and thus operates its own museum in Jingdezhen/China.

One night for Rotraut Pape, Prof. Klaus Hesse

Design by Klaus Hesse ©2019

June

One night for Rotraut Pape

12th of June, 2019

HfG Offenbach, Aula, 6pm


Emoji Symposium, Deborah Enzmann, Prof. Klaus Hesse

Design by Deborah Enzmann @2019

June
Emojisierung Symposium
7. Juni 2019, saasfee pavillion Frankfurt, Beginn 10 Uhr


7. Juni 2019, saasfee pavillion Frankfurt, Beginn 10 Uhr

Heulend, lachend, zwinkernd oder mit rollenden Augen bilden sie das bunte Pendant zu unserem standardsprachlichen Zeichensystem: Emojis – entstanden in den 90er Jahren in Japan, sind sie mittlerweile ein nicht mehr wegzudenkender Bestandteil des kommunikativen Zeichenrepertoires von Millionen Menschen. Wenn es jahrhundertelang ausreichte, sich mittels des standardsprachlichen Zeichensystems auszudrücken, warum werden heute solche Zeichen massenhaft und inflationär eingesetzt? Was sind ihre Funktionen? Und wie verändern sie unsere Kommunikation? Welche Rolle spielt dabei ihre Ästhetik? Mit solchen und ähnlichen Fragen setzt sich das Symposium im Rahmen eines interdisziplinären Austausches mit internationalen Gästen auseinander. Frau Dr. Hiromi Shirai von dem Keio Research Institute SFC in Japan wird die ‚Kawaii‘ Kultur vorstellen und deren Einfluss auf die Emojis erläutern. Prof. Johannes Bergerhausen von der Hochschule Mainz erläutert den Unterschied zwischen Piktogramm und Ideogramm und vergleicht dazu Keilschriftzeichen, Ägyptische Hieroglyphen, Chinesische Schriftzeichen, Verkehrszeichen und Emojis. Frau Dr. Christina Siever von der Universität Zürich setzt sich mit der Klassifikation der kommunikativen Funktionen von Emojis an Beispielen von Instagram und WhatsApp auseinander. Prof. Dr. Marcel Danesi von der University Toronto legt in seinem semiotischen Vortrag dar, dass Emojis die traditionelle Unterscheidung zwischen getrennten verbalen und visuellen Repräsentations- und Kommunikationsmodi zu beseitigen scheinen. Dr. Lukas R. A. Wilde von der Universität Tübingen erläutert die Bildlichkeit und die Entfaltung des imaginativen Potentials von Emojis anhand der Cartoonisierung und Manga-Symboliken. Das Symposium ist eine Veranstaltung des Promotionsbereichs der HfG Offenbach in Kooperation mit dem saasfee*pavillon. Organisiert und durchgeführt wird es von der HfG-Promovendin Deborah Enzmann.

I just don't know who you are, Exhibition Fang Liu, Prof. Klaus Hesse

Design by Klaus Hesse ©2019

May
I just don't know who you are


Fang Liu

Exhibition paintings, drawings and prints

Zollamt Galerie, Frankfurter Strasse 91, Opening 28th of May 2019, 6pm


Fang Liu studied painting at the Nanjing University of the Arts. He is Associate Professor at the Art College of Jiangsu University in Nanjing. Fang Liu has exhibited several times in China, e.g. at the Nanjing International Art Festival in 2014. He is currently studying as an exchange teacher with Gunter Reski, Manfred Stumpf and Volker Steinbacher at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach. In the exhibition "I just don't know who you are" Fang Liu presents new works that he painted and drew during his studies at the HfG Offenbach. The exhibition focuses on portraits of his momentary encounters in Germany and Europe. Many of these faces appear introverted and lost in recurring thoughts.

Sommersemester 2019, Prof. Klaus Hesse

Design by Anne Krieger @2018

May
Binding Art Edition 2019


"Water house" by Anne Krieger from now on in trade

From now on, the "water houses" designed by HfG student Anne Krieger are available in supermarkets and beverage stores. Anne Krieger won the design competition for the three-part, limited beer can series for the Binding Brewery in Frankfurt. A contemporary interpretation with a close connection to Frankfurt was sought. The "water houses" are round drinking halls typical for the region.

Sommersemester 2019, Prof. Klaus Hesse

Introductory session: 16th of April 2019, 10am, Westwing, Room D301 for both courses

April
Start summer semester 2019


Feeling Earth

Since its foundation in Frankfurt in 1817, the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung has pursued two goals: Research and mediation. Today, in a globalised world of crises, this is more necessary than ever to find answers to climate change, species extinction, food and resource shortages. The society conducts interdisciplinary earth system research in order to understand our planet integratively and to communicate it to the public. Since 2014, Senckenberg has also been awarding prizes for commitment to nature and for natural research. The award is given to personalities who have distinguished themselves either through a special commitment to the conservation of biodiversity or through outstanding research. In the winter semester 2018/19, the Senckenberg Society launched a design competition for students of the Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach with the aim of giving this prize a face. The aim was to develop a prize sculpture that expresses the goals of the Senckenberg Society.


With a few exceptions, the students worked with ceramic materials. Clay and porcelain were imposed because they are easily malleable when not fired and are subject to the laws of gravity when liquid. In addition, these substances are extracted naturally from the earth. In the fired state, these materials manifest unchangeable artistic interpretations or densifications as long-lived sculptures. Although the students worked closely together, the considerations and strategies as well as the results are hardly comparable. Despite all their differences, each of these contributions radiates a high sensuality, significance and an ambiguous context of biodiversity.


Winners: Petra Metzner (1st prize), Diane Häfner (2nd prize), Felicithas Arndt (3rd prize)

Senckenberg Preis Prof. Klaus Hesse

JURY MEMBER: Julia Krohmer, Simone Loewen, Prof. Dr. Andreas Mulch, Heike Spiller, Merja Herzog-Hellstén, Prof. Klaus Hesse. COURSE DIRECTORS: Merja Herzog-Hellstén und Prof. Klaus Hesse. TECHNICAL SUPPORT: Volker Steinbacher, Sven Dorn, Dieter Fritzsche und Prof. Werner Lorke

March
Senckenberg Prize for Nature Research


Feeling Earth

Since its foundation in Frankfurt in 1817, the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung has pursued two goals: Research and mediation. Today, in a globalised world of crises, this is more necessary than ever to find answers to climate change, species extinction, food and resource shortages. The society conducts interdisciplinary earth system research in order to understand our planet integratively and to communicate it to the public. Since 2014, Senckenberg has also been awarding prizes for commitment to nature and for natural research. The award is given to personalities who have distinguished themselves either through a special commitment to the conservation of biodiversity or through outstanding research. In the winter semester 2018/19, the Senckenberg Society launched a design competition for students of the Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach with the aim of giving this prize a face. The aim was to develop a prize sculpture that expresses the goals of the Senckenberg Society.


With a few exceptions, the students worked with ceramic materials. Clay and porcelain were imposed because they are easily malleable when not fired and are subject to the laws of gravity when liquid. In addition, these substances are extracted naturally from the earth. In the fired state, these materials manifest unchangeable artistic interpretations or densifications as long-lived sculptures. Although the students worked closely together, the considerations and strategies as well as the results are hardly comparable. Despite all their differences, each of these contributions radiates a high sensuality, significance and an ambiguous context of biodiversity.


Winners: Petra Metzner (1st prize), Diane Häfner (2nd prize), Felicithas Arndt (3rd prize)

Senckenberg Preis Prof. Klaus Hesse

»The kids want communism!«, 200 years Karl Marx, Posters of the HfG Offenbach and School of Fine Art/NNU Nanjing, Publisher: Klaus Hesse und Felix Kosok, HfG Verlag Offenbach, ISBN 978-3-945365-20-5, english, Format 210 x 285 mm, 168 pages, 4C

March
The Kids want communism!


Feeling Earth

Since its foundation in Frankfurt in 1817, the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung has pursued two goals: Research and mediation. Today, in a globalised world of crises, this is more necessary than ever to find answers to climate change, species extinction, food and resource shortages. The society conducts interdisciplinary earth system research in order to understand our planet integratively and to communicate it to the public. Since 2014, Senckenberg has also been awarding prizes for commitment to nature and for natural research. The award is given to personalities who have distinguished themselves either through a special commitment to the conservation of biodiversity or through outstanding research. In the winter semester 2018/19, the Senckenberg Society launched a design competition for students of the Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach with the aim of giving this prize a face. The aim was to develop a prize sculpture that expresses the goals of the Senckenberg Society.


With a few exceptions, the students worked with ceramic materials. Clay and porcelain were imposed because they are easily malleable when not fired and are subject to the laws of gravity when liquid. In addition, these substances are extracted naturally from the earth. In the fired state, these materials manifest unchangeable artistic interpretations or densifications as long-lived sculptures. Although the students worked closely together, the considerations and strategies as well as the results are hardly comparable. Despite all their differences, each of these contributions radiates a high sensuality, significance and an ambiguous context of biodiversity.


Winners: Petra Metzner (1st prize), Diane Häfner (2nd prize), Felicithas Arndt (3rd prize)