Under the heading Kunstbegriffe (German: terms of art), this series of lectures programmatically addresses the central concepts of art. The goal of the series, held in cooperation with the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts and Landesverband Bildende Künste e.V., is to bring together artists, art historians, art students and the interested public to enlarge upon our mutual categories and fundamental concepts of art and to question them in a global context. Professionals from the fields of art theory and exhibitions are invited to deliver a lecture on selected fundamental concepts of art, examining the terms against the background of their own genesis and use in specific historical situations. Is a term such as avant-gardism still current in contemporary art? What are the roots for our understanding of abstraction today and how have they developed historically in terms of East and West? How are traditional genres such as „portrait“ or „landscape“ presented in contemporary art and media art? How has the fine arts‘ handling of materiality changed and what epistemic conclusions can we draw from this transition? What understanding underlies the term curating? And what are the potentials of collective? In the form of lectures, these terms are presented in their sometimes forgotten, often controversial range of meanings, past and present, analyzing their current relevance in a global context. The goal of this series of lectures and subsequent discussion is to excite a broad public debate. The lectures are held at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts in the new lecture hall, Günztstraße 34. The academy was programmatically chosen as a common place of discourse on current questions relating to art. The lectures also afford the opportunity to converse with the speakers.