This site documents the activities of the Klasse John Morgan within the Fachbereich Kunst at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. The title of the Professorship ‘Entwurf, Typographie und Buchkunst’ reflects the main focus of John’s studio practice. The class is comprised of and welcomes: painters, sculptors, publishers, typographers, art directors, performers, editors and writers amongst others. We seek positions and ways of working where these distinctions matter less. All class members are enrolled to the Kunstakademie as students of Freie Kunst (Free Art) and determine their own practice.
There is no direct English translation of the German word ‘Entwurf’. The verb ‘Entwerfen’ comes from werfen, ‘to throw’. Literally, ‘Entwurf’ means ‘out-throw’ or ‘throw-open’. It originally meant ‘to form a picture, design’ in weaving. It then came to apply to literary and mental formation. Today entwerfen typically means ‘to sketch, design, draft, plan, outline’. The older sense of ‘throwing-open’ has also been translated as ‘projection’, from the Latin ‘proicere’, ‘to throw forward’.
For those interested in joining the class, personal interviews with John can be arranged for specific dates throughout the semester. For more information contact:
Professor John Morgan
Formal applications should be made directly through the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.
Further details can be found here.