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Spring exhibitions:MA and BA in Fine Arts
Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm

May 28–June 14, 2015

Opening: Thursday, May 28, 3–8pm
Preview: 9–11am

The Royal Academy of Fine Arts
(MA Graduates)
Fredsgatan 12
Stockholm

Konstnärshuset (BA Graduates)
Smålandsgatan 7
Stockholm

www.kkh.se

Above: Inez Jönsson, Cheat sheet for an obstacle course, 2015. Pencil on paper and canvas. Graduating student of RIA/KKH 2015 BA class.
Above: Inez Jönsson, Cheat sheet for an obstacle course, 2015. Pencil on paper and canvas. Graduating student of RIA/KKH 2015 BA class.

May 28–June 14, 2015

Opening: Thursday, May 28, 3–8pm
Preview: 9–11am

The Royal Academy of Fine Arts
(MA Graduates)
Fredsgatan 12
Stockholm

Konstnärshuset (BA Graduates)
Smålandsgatan 7
Stockholm

www.kkh.se

The Royal Institute of Art, Kungl. Konsthögskolan (RIA/KKH) is pleased to announce the opening of this year’s spring exhibitions, representing the work of the graduating MA and BA students, and the release of an accompanying publication, produced by the graduating students and a dedicated seminar group, in collaboration with members of The Serving Library and RIA faculty.

MA graduation exhibition
The work of 23 graduating students, presented here as a collective statement by the class of 2015, reflects an array of approaches and disciplines indicative of the multitudinous meanings of art-making today. Utilizing techniques of installation, sculpture, painting, performance, video, and photography, the range of works explore varied means of engaging and commanding one’s surroundings, and of developing critical tools to address current phenomena in society at large. Several students work specifically with the exhibition site in mind, responding to and commenting on historical as well as current connotations of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. This year’s exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Andreas Fägerskiöld (1985–2014) and Sara Englund (1975–2012), members of the class.

Exhibiting artists: Yoko Andrén, Björn Bengtsson, Louise Blad, Simon Blanck, Jonas Bouleau, Niklas Edstam, Sara Englund, Andreas Fägerskiöld, Fredrik Fermelin, Johan Franzén, Albin Looström, Éva Mag, Jan Matsson, Cecilie Hundevad Meng, Joanna Nordin, Jenny Palén, Therese Parner, Samuel Samantha Pfeiffer, Emma Rolén, Charlotta Smith, Gabriela Spilsbury, Merzedes Sturm-Lie, Anna Elena Taina-Nielsen, Hedda Viå, John Willgren

Advising professors: Ann-Sofi Sidén and Sigrid Sandström
Producers: Eleonora Fors Szuba and Olga Krzeszowiec Malmsten

BA graduation exhibition
17 students present their degree works in an exhibition that constitutes a student collaboration and a practical exercise in self-organization—an open space for experimental expressions and forms that seek unexpected directions beyond the mould of what is given. The BA exhibition is an invitation to a lively and unpredictable encounter with works that range from sculpture, installation, and video, to photography, painting, and text.

Exhibiting artists: Johan Berglund, Markus Bowie, Magnus Broddy, Pelerin Brodrej, Rebecca Digby, Oskar Hult, Petra Hultman, Susanna Jablonski, Inez Jönsson, Gabriella Kaasinen, Lode Kuylenstierna, Maia Lundblom, Josefina Malmegård, Andreas Nur, Ar Parmacek, Ronja Kim Pedersen, Susan Whitlow

Advising faculty: Professor Peter Geschwind and Senior Lecturer Filippa Arrias

Spring publication
The accompanying publication takes as its starting point a student-generated addendum to Raymond Williams’ Keywords entry for the word “art,” which it traces in and around the graduating students’ texts and visual works, considered in the context of a flaring public debate regarding the current arts curriculum, the future outlook of the school, and the production of the upcoming exhibitions themselves.

Guest editors: Angie Keefer and Stuart Bailey of The Serving Library

 

In addition to the graduation shows, the exhibitions Photographic Artist’s Book and Open Spaces will open on May 28 at The Library of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Fredsgatan 12, Stockholm and The Royal Institute of Art, Flaggmansvägen 1, Skeppsholmen, respectively. Project work by students from the courses Resources/Architecture; Architectural Conservation; Art & Architecture; and Architectural Theory and Architectural History at Mejan Arc will be exhibited at Galleri Mejan, Excersisplan 3, and Mindepartementet, Slupskjulsvägen 26 B.

For further information and announcements, please see the Royal Institute of Art’s website or contact Anne Joki Jakobsson, Communications Manager.

About the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm
The Royal Institute of Art is a leading art institution of higher education located in Stockholm that offers both undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Fine Arts and postgraduate studies in Architecture.

The Royal Institute of Art/Kungl. Konsthögskolan
Flaggmansvägen 1
Skeppsholmen
SE-111 49 Stockholm
Sweden

 

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