Short view in a sketchbook of Alex for the application for stage design

Exhibition of the Braunschweig class of Prof. Francis Scholz (with former participant Milena)

With works by Raphael Aumann, Alrun Aßmus, Carolin von den Benken, Tilman Berrer, Judith Crasser, Carlotta Drinkewitz, Christopher Gerberding, Jan Gerngroß, Kolja Gollub, Hannah Hofferberth, Yoni Hong, Philipp Kapitza, Tarik Kentouche, Daniel Kuge, Sascha Kregel, Lorenz Liebig, Elisabeth Lieder, Malte Taffner, Leonie Terschüren, Till Terschüren, Stella von Rohden, Milena-Marie Rohde, Helene Roßmann and Jonas Schoeneberg.

Will a new form of collectivity follow the age of hyperindividuality? What sways common experience? And what does the withdrawal of the individual mean for art?

The Frances Scholz class of Braunschweig’s University of Fine Arts conceived this group exhibition not as a display of genius and autonomous works, but rather as an examination of the relationship between collaboration and individual artistic stances.

The exhibition was preceded by a zine workshop with the American artists V. Vale and Marian Wallace where the class explored concepts of artistic self restriction and rejections of consumerism and notions of success. As a form of consensus, the “no” in the exhibition title references mechanisms within the art world as well as university obligations. It also describes an artistic approach: can a withdrawal, even from the image itself, be seen as a form of protest?

Like the class’ installation Kennen Sie Turner? which was shown this April at the New York project space Shoot the Lobster, the current exhibition was a collective effort and conceived site-specifically. The contradictions and disruptions, but also the unity and the strength that came out of their collaborative creative process are on show here. The resulting works reject the idea of single authorship and form a playful yet precise whole that does not allow for any additions or changes.

What is clearly transmitted by the work of the Scholz class is the insight that processes of change can only be conceived together, but it also conveys a sense of unease owing to the absence of utopias – both social and economical.

Text by Diana Weis / 2017
Translated by Katja Taylor


We look forward to our next infoday on Saturday, 24th June

On our next information day before the starting winter semester at the VON ERLENBACH KUNSTSCHULE we will invite you to get all information about the portfolio preparation. You will be given an overview about the structure of our semesters and semester content that show you the success of the last years.
We will show you good examples of portfolios with our books that we present to you .

The appointment is free of charge.

A registration is not necessary.

Just stop by in between 3pm and 6pm

Short view in a sketchbook of Magda for the application for sculpture

Speechless spechful with Toddi and Tobi