Institute for Art in Context, Berlin University of the Arts, Berlin, Germany. One of the oldest social art practice programs (est. 1976), the “Art in Context” at the Berlin University of the Arts is a non-consecutive postgraduate master program combining artistic practice and cultural and social theory studies. The program is project oriented, and the Institute participates in numerous cooperations with cultural and social institutions offering its students the possibilities to engage in different contexts.
“Art in Context” refers to an expanded art practice oriented on artistic as well as scientific questions with a view to current discourse and practices, and to their social, aesthetic, media and political conditions. In addition, the institute sees itself as a place where critical definitions of the contemporary may be questioned. This interdisciplinary postgraduate program is aimed at artists who see their creative production within a social context and wish to develop and realize artistic concepts, strategies and working methods relating to this context. The development of social and communicative skills, cooperation within a team, theory-based development of artistic strategies, and planning study projects and their documentation represent the key content of the study programme.