Gabriele Franziska Götz
// Born in Berlin, currently living in Amsterdam.
// Studied at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin [UdK] visuelle Kommunikation and California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles.
// 1987 MA in design at the HdK Berlin, 1988 “Meisterschülerin” at the UdK Berlin.
// 1988–1990 Work in Amsterdam as a freelance designer, in cooperation with Studio Anthon Beeke, UNA 2 en 3 dimensionaal vormgeving, and Total Design bv.
// Launch 1991 “ambulant design”, one-woman studio, developing projects in close cooperation with international publishers, institutions, gallerys, writers, art historians, artists; responsible for concept development, image editing, typography, design and production. Working and traveling between Hamburg, Berlin, Stuttgart, Zurich, Paris, Amsterdam, Kassel. Several international prizes and shown in international publications.
// 1991–2001 Professor for Visual Communication at the Merz Academy in Stuttgart, Germany.
// 2001–2007 Associate Professor Visual Communication at the Avans Hogeschool, AKV/St. Joost Academie Breda/DenBosch, NL.
// 2008–2020 Professor for Visual Communication at the University Kassel, Kunsthochschule.
// Guest lectures and talks at home and abroad.
dramaturgy of the book
For me, book design begins with studying the content and themes in the work of the artist. Having done this research I select and edit the work in order to communicate the concept of the artist in the best way. To visualize my ideas, I design a scenario as a blueprint for the book. The relationship between images and image and text plays a key role in this scenario. The relationship itself is based on the content and visual characteristics of the work. The aim of my design is to open the world of the artist for the public and to create a dialogue between artist and public. My books make art accessible.
News & Media
What My Hands Know
An evening on artist books – Gabriele Franziska Götz and Martín La Roche
Publishing as an artistic praxis – talk by Gabriele Franziska Götz
GF will talk about dramaturgy and narration of a publication on the basis of examples, and on what she understands by the collaboration between designer and artist.
Hidden Characters Podcast
Episode 02: Gabriele Franziska Götz
Interview-Podcast zur Befragung von Gestaltungszeitzeug:innen. oral history graphic design interview podcast.
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