Academy of Media Arts (KHM)

Fragments of Gestalt (FoG)
September 2nd – 9th, 2012. Kassel

FoG is envisioned as an exploratory expedition ascending to Kassel beginning of September in order to register the creative topology of the event (dOCUMENTA).

In a vast landscape of 150+ artworks participants are expected to discover unequivocal specimens (of art), classify them in the periodic context and extract key communicative elements based on trinary structure of material axis (visual aesthetics), ideal axis (concept) and semantic axis(referential, narrative). During the course of one week young artists will assume roles of the merciless researchers unlocking secrets of conceptual art with palpitating zeal, unfolding uncanny structures and extrapolating ways of improvement (Verbesserung) of the selected artworks. Students will deconstruct selected samples and then reconstruct following a hypothetical “exaggeration of key mechanics” principle.

Expedition will commence itself with a round-table presentation of the curious findings and will be happily exhausted with a full range of celebratory strategies.


Chihming Fan
Jan Goldfuß
Jairo Gutierrez
Patrick Buhr
Sina Seifee
Žilvinas Lilas (Professor)