The Graduate School at the University of the Arts Berlin

Genoël Lilienstern, 2013. Video still. © Genoël Lilienstern.
September 10, 2013

Objectivity and subjectivity in the arts and the sciences
Graduale 13: Symposium and Exhibition
October 10–12, 2013 

Graduate School for the Arts and Sciences
Berlin University of the Arts
Einsteinufer 43,

In 2013, the annual symposium of the Graduate School for the Arts and Sciences at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) reflects ways of producing, sharing, distributing, dispersing, re-visioning, and reclaiming knowledge in the artistic process. Some of the different forms of interaction between the arts and the sciences are: using results of scientific research or methods like participatory observation or field work or ‘artistic research’ and knowledge production through the arts. The intertwined concepts of objectivity and subjectivity are a topic of special interest to almost all of the current fellow artists working on their projects within the post gradual, interdisciplinary and international program of the Graduate School.

While being ‘objective’ is too easily attributed to ‘the sciences’, ‘the arts’ often claim the right to ‘subjectivity’. On the demarcation line between them are the definitions of artistic and scientific practices negotiated. As is the aim of the Graduate School to support the dialogue between the arts, sciences and humanities, the symposium brings together specialists of these fields.

It reflects the Graduate School as a program for intellectual exchange among these disciplines, which is a prerequisite for the fellows’ work. The keynote introduction on the topic of subjectivity and objectivity, will be followed by five theme panels on Perception (I), Experiment (II), Research (III), Revisions (IV) and Reversions (V) and three lectures where the fellows engage with specialists from the arts and the sciences in conversations, performances or lectures on the role of knowledge within artistic practice. The projects of the fifteen current fellows will be on display with samples, concerts, archive material or documents during the symposium.

With: Michael Annoff, Alberto de Campo, Alice Creischer, Thomas Düllo, Anke Eckardt, Eric Ellingsen, Peter L. Galison, Renée Green, Jens Hauser, Stefan Hayn, Anke Hennig, Ulrike Hentschel, Paula Hildebrandt, Echo Ho, Birgit Hopfener, Stefan Hölscher, Anthony Iles, Valentina Karga, Rotraud Kern, Eva Könnemann, Juliane Laitzsch, Genoël Lilienstern,Yutaka Makino, Tanja Ostojic´, Hendrik Quast, Judith Raum, Bert Rebhandl, Martin Rennert, Gerhard Schultz, Klaus Spiess, Susanne Stemmler, Lucie Strecker, Lioudmila Voropai, Emma Wolukau–Wanambwa, Lukas Wegwerth, Dan Zahavi

A publication edited by Susanne Stemmler will be released by diaphanes shortly after. 

The Graduate School for the Arts and Sciences at the Berlin University of the Arts is funded by Einstein Foundation Berlin.

Dorothée King
[email protected] / T 0049 30 3185 2105 /



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