Stephanie von Becker SAFI

Inside the Time Capsule with Musician SAFI

Adina Asbeck Insights, Interview 0 Comments

SAFI is a musician and eponym of the same-named band; the band’s work can be identified somewhere between punk and poetry. After a graphic design education in Halle and Leipzig, and various jobs in that area, SAFI’s dream to become a full time musician became more urgent and she decided to concentrate on that genre while continuing to work as a graphic designer.

Because of her concerts and meetings with clients far away from her hometown of Berlin, she told us that to “work on the fly” is one part of the creative process.

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Joern Grothkopp

The Annexation of Future and Time – Interview with Painter Joern Grothkopp

Dirk Dobiéy Insights, Interview 0 Comments

Painter Joern Grothkopp already decided to become an artist when he was quite young. Likewise small decisions that he has to take while painting a picture, this important step for him was about an inner certainty: “If you’re not aware of the result before and finally you get surprised by yourself – this is annexation of future and time. It gives you self-confidence as well as self-coordination within this huge context where you don’t know where you’re standing.

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Gustave Courbet L'atelier du peintre

Where the idea is born and why

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What has inspired Age of Artists in the last month? Exciting, entertaining and controversial findings from the world wide web about art, artistic thinking and ideas. Things that attracted our attention in november:

The AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE (AAAS) recently published an article about researchers that explored the nature and nurture behind creative geniuses. The author Andrea Korte anticipates that geniuses may be born with certain advantages for thinking “outside the box,” but the right environment also can encourage revolutionary thinking.

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Hye Young Kim Zurich

An Artistic Mission – Interview with Korean Painter Hye Young Kim

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Since she was a child, Hye Young Kim liked to be a painter. With her passion for painting she is an exception in her family but nevertheless she was supported by her parents: “This encouragement was very important for me when I was young and it still is in these days.”

However, it’s not only praise that influences her, but also rational critique: “Of course you have to know about the difference between critique and a simple decline.

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Sebastian Terfloth Semperoper at Night

“Those who work professionally, need Criticism.” -Interview with Ingolf Huhn

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Theater director Ingolf Huhn knows the requirements for modern leaders from his personal experience. The function of the director combines and contains multiple responsibilities: economic, organizational, and especially artistic. But how do you create a trusting culture of feedback when you are solely responsible? “Those who work professionally, need criticism. They need criticism in terms of feedback. That’s the only way it works. For me it is difficult to get honest feedback by the ensemble.

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"Veil": Engine Ruled Lines, Crossed at Right Angles; Photographic engraving; William Henry Fox Talbot, possibly July 29, 1859, Dimensions: Image: 15.6 x 13.8 cm (6 1/8 x 5 7/16 in.). Digital image courtesy of the Getty's Open Content Program.

The MBA is a challenged brand: Essential ideas for the renewal of business education

Dirk Dobiéy Business, Education, Insights 0 Comments

“The M.B.A. is a challenged brand”, Greg Pass, the former chief technology officer of Twitter and now on the faculty of Cornell Tech stated in a very recent New York Times article . As an alternative for educating future business leaders Cornell Tech has launched an innovative concept which includes cross-disciplinary project collaboration between M.B.A. candidates and computer science graduates, group problem solving and group critique methods. “The emphasis is on making things rather than planning.” Pass stated according to the article.

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