Highlights

    How can graduates of art colleges be supported in setting up their own company? What competences and qualities do they need to provide in order to successfully run a business?
    The two-day symposium discussed the economics of the creative in the field of art and design with a strong focus on social transformation processes.

    The conference organized by the FHNW Academy of Art and Design Basel in cooperation with the European League of Institutes of the Arts ELIA provoked new ways of thinking and observing the actual cultural, societal, political and economical processes, and provided a space for thinking in potentialities through a multidisciplinary view: the possible focuses on catalyzing urban change, the profitable conducts an analysis of a reloaded economic value system, the sensible explores an antifragile society, the desirable discusses architectures of meaning.

    Additional to the sessions addressing these overall themes, the present discourse was reflected through presentations and discussions from the expert fields of research, impact, cultural entrepreneurship and sources & resources.

    The conference ECONOMIES OF AESTHETICS took place 18–20 June 2015 during Art Basel

    In the summer of 2014, keynote speeches and a panel discussion shed light on Basel’s creative economy – the topics of cooperation, economy and visibility were discussed. The series of events organised by the FHNW Academy of Art and Design Basel represented interregional, state and private institutions and initiatives.

    Panel Discussion
    Philippe Bischof (Head of Culture Department Basel-Stadt)
    Prof. Kirsten Langkilde (Director FHNW Academy of Art and Design Basel)
    Frank Lemloh (Director Stellwerk Basel – Bahnhof St. Johann)

    Moderation
    Philipp Grünenfelder (Art historian, Basel)

    Lectures
    Sebastian Dresel (Delegate for cultural and creative industries Mannheim)
    Kathrin Grossenbacher (BA graduate 2014, Fashion Design Institute FHNW)
    Silke Neumann (Bureau N, Berlin)

    NEU | NOW #7 is a cooperation of the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst FHNW with The European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA). Five young talents from different artistic disciplines from academies and art schools all over Europe are presented: R’M AHARONI (BE, IL), PAULA VAN BRUMMELEN (DE, CH, NL), ROBERT GLAS (NL), MARKO MIŠČEVIĆ (HR), GEORGIA RODGER (UK, NO).  The exhibition was organized by Jana Eske.

    NEU | NOW #8 is a cooperation of the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst FHNW with The European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA). Four young talents from different artistic disciplines from academies and art schools all over Europe are presented: International Gastronautical Society (Switzerland), Isabelle Houdtzagers (Netherlands), Jak Soroka (United Kingdom), Gili Lavy (United Kingdom).

    Programm

    Served Content – Gastronautical Dinner-Performance
    Eating creates sensual experiences, encounters, sends messages and allows influencing. In an experimental dinner, the Basel International Gastronautical Society provides a space for discourse in which visible and hidden facets of eating can be experienced.

    Last night a cowboy saved my life – theatre play
    by Isabelle Houdtzagers
    History repeats itself. Crisis after crisis, war after war. The individual search for love and the big question of whether the world can be changed both lead the audience to the America of the 1970s and infuse the power of storytelling by using a hollywoodesque cinematic style.

    NEU | NOW #7 is a cooperation of the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst FHNW with The European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA). Five young talents from different artistic disciplines from academies and art schools all over Europe are presented: R’M AHARONI (BE, IL), PAULA VAN BRUMMELEN (DE, CH, NL), ROBERT GLAS (NL), MARKO MIŠČEVIĆ (HR), GEORGIA RODGER (UK, NO).  The exhibition was organized by Jana Eske.

    In its 9th edition and for the third time during Art Basel NEU | NOW shows graduates of art academies of all disciplines from Europe: mit Jaeyong Choi (Germany), Theodore Livesey & Jacob Storer (Belgium) und Lana Ruellan (France).

    The exhibition is dedicated to the next generation of artists and designers whose works demonstrate social relevance:

    “Mass” by Jaeyong Choi consists of thousands of cable ties that join together to form an expansive cloud. An artificial structure that can be read as a metaphor for propagation and at the same time expresses how everything is connected – despite the fact that such connectedness remains untouched by authoritarian decision-makers.

    Words constitute reality. But what role does fiction play here? The work “This page intentionelly left blank” by Theodore Livesey & Jacob Storer uses automated writing to question the performative in the process of representation, editing and interpretation.

    With her “Mineral Research Laboratory”, Lana Ruellan creates – and questions at the same time – an artificial representation of natural processes: she creates minerals whose chemical properties in no way differ from natural objects, but which can be produced in a much shorter time.

    NEU | NOW #10
    Hochhaus, Foyer

    NEU | NOW presents a selection of the best graduates from various European art academies in the fields of art and design – united on the Campus of the Arts:

    Among them are Didi Lehnhausen, Sara Erzsebet Timar, Emma Van Roey, Sebastian Mulder and Otto Banovits.

    NEU | NOW is an initiative of the platform Swiss Cultural Entrepreneurship of the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst FHNW in collaboration with ELIA – European League of Institutes of the Arts.