The annual exhibition “Einblick Ausblick”, Opening on July 15th

The annual exhibition of the Muthesius University of Art also takes place in the Corona year, but its concept is by far the most unusual insight of the art school. This is made possible by ONLINESTREAMING and around 50 locations in the Kiel area, which the student planning team was able to gain as a cooperation partner. They give the students the opportunity to exhibit and present their work from the fields of communication design, fine art, industrial design and spatial strategies. There are stations from Gaarden to Holtenau and around the art college. There is an information station at the university itself.

The students not only want to avoid large crowds of people on campus, but above all they want to build a bridge to their quarters, to other art providers and to the offers of alumni, who all had to fight for their existence in the same way as signs of the past lockdown, and some of it still have to. It is an act of solidarity and active support for the art and cultural scene in Kiel, of which the art school is a part.

“Our annual exhibition deals with the question of how and what it can be in the face of pandemic, fear of existence, everyday life, upheavals and change. What is important NOW? And what will be important in the FUTURE? ” said project managers Neele Marie Denker and Paula Koch.

In addition to these real locations, parts of Einblick Ausblick also take place on billboards, which are conceived and designed by the individual classes as a separate exhibition area. Another important component of this year’s annual exhibition is the digital exhibition and streaming offer at There, parts of the program and the music events are carried beyond the city limits.
The annual exhibition is opened by the President Dr. Arne Zerbst. He will be speaking on Wednesday at 5 p.m. Further guests from the state government and the city of Kiel are requested.
For orientation in the urban space, a folding plan will appear in which the program items and locations are shown in the overview. A catalog for the annual exhibition will appear at the beginning of the winter semester, in which the annual exhibition itself will also be part of the documentation.

Data for the 2020 annual exhibition:
July 15th to 18th, 2020

Opening on July 15th, 2020, 7:00 p.m., streaming on the website
Einblick Ausblick on the billboards: July 17. until July 27th, 2020
Website: (starts July 15, 5 p.m.)

Download: The folding map of the Insight Outlook Locations in Kiel for download (PDF) in german

13. July 2020

In Focus

The main goal of the Muthesius University in Kiel is to promote art, design and spatial strategies via research and development projects as a focal point for work and intellectual debates. As the only art university in the State of Schleswig-Holstein, the Muthesius is not only a place to develop culturally relevant biographies but with its project studies also a place of particular experimentation and realisation. To a certain extent, the profile of the Master’s programme represents study courses and development possibilities for students unique in the Federal Republic of Germany.

“At the centre of the Muthesius University’s focus is art and design, the creative and productive. Around this centre there revolves the fundamental relationship between theory and practice. This reciprocal relationship is a permanent process, a circular movement around the centre held by art and design. It needs free space to move. Thus, the firt condition for art and design at our university is freedom! To study at the Muthesius is the desire to use this freedom to mature into an equally creative and productive personality. In this way, we can provide our students with personal biographies”, promises President Dr. Arne Zerbst.

Around 630 study places are currently spread across the study courses in Fine Arts, Art Teaching at Grammar Schools, Scenography/Interior Design/Spatial Strategies, Communication Design and Industrial Design.


Training and education at the Muthesius are project-oriented. Students are encourage early to gain experience with real clients. The Project Office, the Publication Office and the Centre for Media are interdisciplinary departments which help students to complete their projects successfully.
By particpating in the excellence clusters the Muthesius University is one of the internationally visible and competitive research institutes contributing to the sustainability of research in Germany. Numerous cooperation partners at local, national and international level appreciate the Muthesius University’s interdisciplinary structure and the personal atmosphere of the class sizes of a maximum to 20 students – an excellent basis for discourse leading to innovation.


Each term, students and lecturers discuss national and international positions in art and design within the framework of interdisciplinary workshop weeks and internally organised, public symposia. International lecturers are always a part of these required courses. Young people from over 30 countries around the world come together in Kiel to study art and design. They make up 14 per cent of the student body, with an increasing tendency. This puts the Muthesius University above the national average.


In order to make the variety of the Muthesius University more informative, in addition to the »official« information pages (the coloured half of the website) there are over 30 weblogs (the white half of this website) updated by the individual study courses/departments themselves (in German only).



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