From 20 to 23 July, the annual exhibition “Einblick / Ausblick” is celebrated

It is a lavish celebration full of art and design: for the annual exhibition Einblick / Ausblick, the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts opens its doors from Thursday, 20 to Sunday, 23 July. On these days, studios, workshops, lecture halls and workrooms will be transformed into an exhibition of around 10,000 square metres: for four days, visitors can gain an insight into the artistic work of students of free art, art for teaching at grammar schools, communication and industrial design as well as spatial strategies. The motto of this year’s Einblick / Ausblick is networking.

“The Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts is a place of culture and a place of social encounter, inspiring exchange and togetherness,” says Dr Arne Zerbst, President of the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts. “Especially in these crisis-ridden times, we recognise that our happiness, our fulfilment, can no longer come from capitalist consumption. We need a different fulfilment, which we draw from art and design. Let us carry courage and confidence into society with our works!”

On Thursday, 20 July, Arne Zerbst will ceremoniously open the annual exhibition in the inner courtyard of the art academy at 5 pm. Then a cultural programme lasting several days will begin with music, performances and installations. In addition to concerts and DJ sets, the first exhibitions will also be on display in the inner courtyard. There will be installations and demonstrations, a comic battle, an illustration stand with live drawings, plus hands-on activities for the whole family. In addition, on Friday, 21 July, at 11 a.m. in the Kesselhaus, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) prize for outstanding achievements by international students at German universities will be awarded, and Bachelor’s and Master’s graduates will also receive their certificates. Admission is free to all events.

Opening hours: Thursday, 20 July, 5 pm: Opening in the courtyard of the Kunsthochschule on Legienstraße. All rooms (the Gallery Cubeplus at Knooper Weg 104, the Free Art rooms at Knooper Weg 75 next to Boesner and at Flämische Straße 6-10) will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. after the opening and on the other exhibition days from Friday, 21 July to Sunday, 23 July. The spce | Muthesius on Andreas-Gayk-Straße will be open daily from 2 to 6 p.m. during Einblick/Ausblick.

Einblick/Ausblick design: Alina Moldenhauer and Saskia Falke

7. July 2023

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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