The New Media I studio at the Academy of Fine Arts is a place where we work together to achieve a more precise definition of the concept of “new media” while seeking out its current content. Through dialogue, sharing of texts, discussions with invited guests, visits to foreign and domestic art institutions, and above all through the students’ own practical work and its presentation at the school and elsewhere, we arrive at convincing and defensible results in the field of the visual arts. Our students’ works exist along a broad spectrum that includes electronic images, work with audio, video, film, photography, performance, text, installation art, contemporary technologies, and the use of more classical artistic forms. In all cases, however, we try to find new solutions in terms of both form and content.
One requirement for studying in the New Media I studio is a good overview of the field, an openness to new ideas and techniques, and a desire to work and to say something through one’s art.
During their studies, students are encouraged to engage in continuous work on their own projects and to actively engage in the art world. At the same time, they are emboldened to expand their knowledge of theory and their ability to formulate the foundations of their own work, and to gain a greater overview of society and culture – all of it with a constant awareness of the presence of the language of art and poetry.
The ideal graduate of the New Media I studio is a self-confident individual with a critical view of contemporary society who is capable of publicly presenting his or her work – which is of a high level of quality in terms of both form and content.
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