Emoji Symposium, Deborah Enzmann, Prof. Klaus Hesse

Design by Deborah Enzmann @2019

June
Emojisierung Symposium
7. Juni 2019, saasfee pavillion Frankfurt, Beginn 10 Uhr


7. Juni 2019, saasfee pavillion Frankfurt, Beginn 10 Uhr

Heulend, lachend, zwinkernd oder mit rollenden Augen bilden sie das bunte Pendant zu unserem standardsprachlichen Zeichensystem: Emojis – entstanden in den 90er Jahren in Japan, sind sie mittlerweile ein nicht mehr wegzudenkender Bestandteil des kommunikativen Zeichenrepertoires von Millionen Menschen. Wenn es jahrhundertelang ausreichte, sich mittels des standardsprachlichen Zeichensystems auszudrücken, warum werden heute solche Zeichen massenhaft und inflationär eingesetzt? Was sind ihre Funktionen? Und wie verändern sie unsere Kommunikation? Welche Rolle spielt dabei ihre Ästhetik? Mit solchen und ähnlichen Fragen setzt sich das Symposium im Rahmen eines interdisziplinären Austausches mit internationalen Gästen auseinander. Frau Dr. Hiromi Shirai von dem Keio Research Institute SFC in Japan wird die ‚Kawaii‘ Kultur vorstellen und deren Einfluss auf die Emojis erläutern. Prof. Johannes Bergerhausen von der Hochschule Mainz erläutert den Unterschied zwischen Piktogramm und Ideogramm und vergleicht dazu Keilschriftzeichen, Ägyptische Hieroglyphen, Chinesische Schriftzeichen, Verkehrszeichen und Emojis. Frau Dr. Christina Siever von der Universität Zürich setzt sich mit der Klassifikation der kommunikativen Funktionen von Emojis an Beispielen von Instagram und WhatsApp auseinander. Prof. Dr. Marcel Danesi von der University Toronto legt in seinem semiotischen Vortrag dar, dass Emojis die traditionelle Unterscheidung zwischen getrennten verbalen und visuellen Repräsentations- und Kommunikationsmodi zu beseitigen scheinen. Dr. Lukas R. A. Wilde von der Universität Tübingen erläutert die Bildlichkeit und die Entfaltung des imaginativen Potentials von Emojis anhand der Cartoonisierung und Manga-Symboliken. Das Symposium ist eine Veranstaltung des Promotionsbereichs der HfG Offenbach in Kooperation mit dem saasfee*pavillon. Organisiert und durchgeführt wird es von der HfG-Promovendin Deborah Enzmann.

I just don't know who you are, Exhibition Fang Liu, Prof. Klaus Hesse

Design by Klaus Hesse ©2019

May
I just don't know who you are


Fang Liu

Exhibition paintings, drawings and prints

Zollamt Galerie, Frankfurter Strasse 91, Opening 28th of May 2019, 6pm


Fang Liu studied painting at the Nanjing University of the Arts. He is Associate Professor at the Art College of Jiangsu University in Nanjing. Fang Liu has exhibited several times in China, e.g. at the Nanjing International Art Festival in 2014. He is currently studying as an exchange teacher with Gunter Reski, Manfred Stumpf and Volker Steinbacher at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach. In the exhibition "I just don't know who you are" Fang Liu presents new works that he painted and drew during his studies at the HfG Offenbach. The exhibition focuses on portraits of his momentary encounters in Germany and Europe. Many of these faces appear introverted and lost in recurring thoughts.

Sommersemester 2019, Prof. Klaus Hesse

Design by Anne Krieger @2018

May
Binding Art Edition 2019


"Water house" by Anne Krieger from now on in trade

From now on, the "water houses" designed by HfG student Anne Krieger are available in supermarkets and beverage stores. Anne Krieger won the design competition for the three-part, limited beer can series for the Binding Brewery in Frankfurt. A contemporary interpretation with a close connection to Frankfurt was sought. The "water houses" are round drinking halls typical for the region.

Sommersemester 2019, Prof. Klaus Hesse

Introductory session: 16th of April 2019, 10am, Westwing, Room D301 for both courses

April
Start summer semester 2019


Feeling Earth

Since its foundation in Frankfurt in 1817, the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung has pursued two goals: Research and mediation. Today, in a globalised world of crises, this is more necessary than ever to find answers to climate change, species extinction, food and resource shortages. The society conducts interdisciplinary earth system research in order to understand our planet integratively and to communicate it to the public. Since 2014, Senckenberg has also been awarding prizes for commitment to nature and for natural research. The award is given to personalities who have distinguished themselves either through a special commitment to the conservation of biodiversity or through outstanding research. In the winter semester 2018/19, the Senckenberg Society launched a design competition for students of the Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach with the aim of giving this prize a face. The aim was to develop a prize sculpture that expresses the goals of the Senckenberg Society.


With a few exceptions, the students worked with ceramic materials. Clay and porcelain were imposed because they are easily malleable when not fired and are subject to the laws of gravity when liquid. In addition, these substances are extracted naturally from the earth. In the fired state, these materials manifest unchangeable artistic interpretations or densifications as long-lived sculptures. Although the students worked closely together, the considerations and strategies as well as the results are hardly comparable. Despite all their differences, each of these contributions radiates a high sensuality, significance and an ambiguous context of biodiversity.


Winners: Petra Metzner (1st prize), Diane Häfner (2nd prize), Felicithas Arndt (3rd prize)

Senckenberg Preis Prof. Klaus Hesse

JURY MEMBER: Julia Krohmer, Simone Loewen, Prof. Dr. Andreas Mulch, Heike Spiller, Merja Herzog-Hellstén, Prof. Klaus Hesse. COURSE DIRECTORS: Merja Herzog-Hellstén und Prof. Klaus Hesse. TECHNICAL SUPPORT: Volker Steinbacher, Sven Dorn, Dieter Fritzsche und Prof. Werner Lorke

March
Senckenberg Prize for Nature Research


Feeling Earth

Since its foundation in Frankfurt in 1817, the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung has pursued two goals: Research and mediation. Today, in a globalised world of crises, this is more necessary than ever to find answers to climate change, species extinction, food and resource shortages. The society conducts interdisciplinary earth system research in order to understand our planet integratively and to communicate it to the public. Since 2014, Senckenberg has also been awarding prizes for commitment to nature and for natural research. The award is given to personalities who have distinguished themselves either through a special commitment to the conservation of biodiversity or through outstanding research. In the winter semester 2018/19, the Senckenberg Society launched a design competition for students of the Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach with the aim of giving this prize a face. The aim was to develop a prize sculpture that expresses the goals of the Senckenberg Society.


With a few exceptions, the students worked with ceramic materials. Clay and porcelain were imposed because they are easily malleable when not fired and are subject to the laws of gravity when liquid. In addition, these substances are extracted naturally from the earth. In the fired state, these materials manifest unchangeable artistic interpretations or densifications as long-lived sculptures. Although the students worked closely together, the considerations and strategies as well as the results are hardly comparable. Despite all their differences, each of these contributions radiates a high sensuality, significance and an ambiguous context of biodiversity.


Winners: Petra Metzner (1st prize), Diane Häfner (2nd prize), Felicithas Arndt (3rd prize)

Senckenberg Preis Prof. Klaus Hesse

»The kids want communism!«, 200 years Karl Marx, Posters of the HfG Offenbach and School of Fine Art/NNU Nanjing, Publisher: Klaus Hesse und Felix Kosok, HfG Verlag Offenbach, ISBN 978-3-945365-20-5, english, Format 210 x 285 mm, 168 pages, 4C

March
The Kids want communism!


Feeling Earth

Since its foundation in Frankfurt in 1817, the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung has pursued two goals: Research and mediation. Today, in a globalised world of crises, this is more necessary than ever to find answers to climate change, species extinction, food and resource shortages. The society conducts interdisciplinary earth system research in order to understand our planet integratively and to communicate it to the public. Since 2014, Senckenberg has also been awarding prizes for commitment to nature and for natural research. The award is given to personalities who have distinguished themselves either through a special commitment to the conservation of biodiversity or through outstanding research. In the winter semester 2018/19, the Senckenberg Society launched a design competition for students of the Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach with the aim of giving this prize a face. The aim was to develop a prize sculpture that expresses the goals of the Senckenberg Society.


With a few exceptions, the students worked with ceramic materials. Clay and porcelain were imposed because they are easily malleable when not fired and are subject to the laws of gravity when liquid. In addition, these substances are extracted naturally from the earth. In the fired state, these materials manifest unchangeable artistic interpretations or densifications as long-lived sculptures. Although the students worked closely together, the considerations and strategies as well as the results are hardly comparable. Despite all their differences, each of these contributions radiates a high sensuality, significance and an ambiguous context of biodiversity.


Winners: Petra Metzner (1st prize), Diane Häfner (2nd prize), Felicithas Arndt (3rd prize)