Info Session: Berlin - The Fall and Rise of an Art City - Summer Study Abroad 2019
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 12:30pm
Info Session: Berlin - The Fall and Rise of an Art City - Summer Study Abroad 2019

Berlin: The Fall and Rise of an Art City
August 12-22, 2019

Wednesday, Nov 14th, 12:30-1:30, AB 290
Thursday, Nov 15th, 12:30-1:30, AB 290

Faculty leader Tia Factor (School of A+D Adjunct Instructor) and co-taught by April Gertler

4 Credits (300 or 400-level art electives)
Open to Art Practice, Graphic Design or Art History students
No German language skills necessary

Since the Fall of the Wall in November 1989, Berlin has awoken and risen from decades of post-war slumber to become one of the top art cities in the world. Berlin: The Fall + Rise of an Art City is a course designed to give students access to some of the most engaging art world experiences the city has to offer. Student travelers will come away from the course with a greater awareness of the rich history of this dynamic city as well as a deeper understanding of the inner-workings of the contemporary art world.

The course will provide creative and intellectual inspiration for its participants through tailored experiences in the Berlin art scene. Participants will be led on a day-long city tour, In Search of the Miraculous, in which eight artist-guides share their unique vantage points on the city they live and make work in. Students will experience the vitality of Berlin through multiple artist’s studio visits, meetings with art gallery owners, artist-run project spaces, a hands-on workshop, a tour of a private art collection in a former WWII bunker, visits to contemporary art spaces and museums like KunstWerke, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlinische Galerie and others. 

Through shared meals and daily excursions in the city, the course creates a community among travelers. A typical day starts with a meet-up over breakfast to review any readings then out the door for the art adventure of the day. Following the daily excursion, students will spend the remainder of the day exploring and discovering the city on their own or with the group.

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