André und Christian – unsere Kursleiter kurz vorgestellt

The most important thing about our courses and activities is, of course, you as participants, who bring ideas and creativity, spontaneity and courage to look at the environment from completely new angles. You will be supported by our patent and sympathetic course leaders André Tempel and Christian Rätsch.

The artist André Tempel first trained as a machine and plant fitter in his hometown of Schwedt/O.. Then he studied at the University of Applied Arts Schneeberg and sculpture and spatial concepts at the University of Fine Arts Dresden. His best-known work is the sculpture AMALIA, which was sponsored by the Art Commission City of Dresden and the Office for Culture and Monument Protection of the state capital Dresden and stood for a year on a green space in Dresden’s center. Exhibitions and projects outside Dresden have taken him to Halle 14/Leipzig, the Geoff Stern Art Space in Berlin, the Sculpture Triennale in Bingen am Rhein, as well as to Hanoi/Vietnam, Brno/Czech Republic and Bergen/Norway, among others.

André is our expert when it comes to staging your works and actions in public space – i.e. directly on site and not just hidden away in the studio. Not only at the summer course URBAN ART 2020 you can let off steam around Street Ar and art in public space…

Christian Rätsch is a visual artist, freelance lecturer and operator of VASISTAS, an agency for digital art mediation and blog on contemporary artistic positions and actors in Dresden. In addition to his artistic activities, he worked for a long time in marketing for the DDV Media Group and hosted a YouTube format for Dresdner Morgenpost and the Sächsische Zeitung for a year on the topic of education and career entry. Christian is on two tracks, so to speak, while always keeping an eye on the intersections between all these fields of activity. When he graduated from high school, he actually wanted to study film directing. In the end, he shot his first films with an ambitious group of friends at the age of 14. His path first led him to Hamburg, with an internship in television and an assistant directing position at the theater. But then a change of heart led him to Dresden, where he studied at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste from 2006 to 2012. Here he has now been working for about a year as a freelance lecturer on the topics of social media and self-marketing/digital marketing.

You can film and trick with Christian in all courses and workshops, e.g. 2020 in the summer course STOP MOTION.