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Poster image from the exhibition

EXAM EXHIBITION: Clustering Illusions through Uncommon Patterns

Culture and languages

HDK-Valand’s MFA Fine Art programme continues its long-running collaborative relationship with Göteborgs konsthall in 2021 focusing on students due to graduate this June. This year the MFA Fine Arts programme - with its focus on questions of publicness and the role of the artist in society - will present an expanded publication made of physical and digital components.

24 Apr 2021 - 16 May 2021
Göteborgs Konsthall

Clara Aldén, Tristan Bridge, Marijn Dijkmeijer, Lisa Englesson Hallberg, Johan Engqvist, Susanne Fagerlund, Jamie Hudson, Peter Nylund, Layla van der Oord och Emma Åvall.
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Opening 24th April, 3pm- 5pm

15:00 Jason, Viviana and Daniel welcome everyone to the event

15:10 Screening of the video on the students’ projects by Göteborgs konsthall

15:25 Stina Edblom, Artistic Director, Göteborgs konsthall

15:35 Short discussion with the students

15:50 Klara Björk, Prefect, HDK-Valand

The pandemic has required an innovative approach to the making public of the artistic enquiries of the MFA students, with art work being shared around the city at various sites, as well as online, and through a physical publication. Göteborgs konsthall will collaborate on a short video profiling the students’ projects, and by profiling the overall project on social media.

This expanded project will begin online with a public opening on the 24th of April, and runs until the 16th of May, at which date a physical publication will be launched. Ten students will take part marking the endpoint of their 2-year MFA studies, bringing together diverse works and enquiries, ranging from studies of gender and cyber identity to folk culture and multilingualism.

The expanded publication project consists of a public presentation of ten artistic enquiries which, on the face of it, may seem not to have any affinity or commonality. Yet, through a process of conceptual and physical mapping, latent connections will result in a multi-focal lens through which to catalyse further discussion around the issue of contemporary publicness. Each student will be making their enquiries public in different ways and formats. Some enquiries will be activated through digital platforms (online games, virtual exhibitions…) others through the public sphere (advertisement boxes, display cases on the street or community halls). Modes of distribution are derived from the focus of each single enquiry and the publics that the artists want to connect with.

The expanded publication will be launched on the 24th of April and last until the 16th of May. The content generation will be cumulative: events, talks, audios will be added to the platform during the course of the project. On the last day of our expanded publication online the physical publication - sharing the aesthetic of the online presentation - will be launched and then distributed over the summer.