The Essence 12
The highlight of an academic year at the Angewandte is the annual exhibition The Essence. The Essence showcases the origins and development processes of selected individual and group projects by students and graduates from the preceding winter and summer semesters. They represent the various art departments as extraordinary idea workshops with their own unique profiles, in exemplary fashion. In collaboration curators organise together with lecturers and students an exhibtion of the most intriguing projects from the study programmes Architecture, Industrial Design, Fine Arts, Stage Design, Design, Conservation and Restoration, Media Art, and Language Art, staging them in a prominent museum context in Vienna. The works exhibited are arranged within the setting of the Angewandte: art as a seismograph of a changing society, as a form-giver of society, as an institution that provokes change.