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New Artists galleries from Bard MFA and Trondheim Academy of Fine Art (KiT)
Art & Education
Above: (1) Jessica Wilson. Smile Driver, 2019.  (2) Marco Gomez, Vertigo Anthem, 2019. (3) Anaclara Talento Acosta, from Letters to Sebastian, a memory rehearsal: (re) script - (re) stage - (re) enact / The conquest of you, 2019. (4) Katherine Butcher, Soft Imperial Eyes, 2018–19.
Above: (1) Jessica Wilson. Smile Driver, 2019.  (2) Marco Gomez, Vertigo Anthem, 2019. (3) Anaclara Talento Acosta, from Letters to Sebastian, a memory rehearsal: (re) script - (re) stage - (re) enact / The conquest of you, 2019. (4) Katherine Butcher, Soft Imperial Eyes, 2018–19.

Art & Education presents New Artists galleries featuring work from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College and Trondheim Academy of Fine Art (KiT).

Say Ever Moves: Bard MFA Class of 2020 Thesis Exhibition
Founded in 1981, Bard MFA is a nontraditional master’s degree program for visual, written, and time-based arts. At Bard, the community itself is the primary resource for the student—serving as audience, teacher, and peer group in ongoing dialogue. In interdisciplinary group critiques, seminars, and all-school presentations, as well as in-discipline caucuses and one-on-one conferences, the artist students engage with approximately 60 noted faculty members as they develop their individual studio practices. The program probes a diversity of approaches and fosters imaginative responses and insights to aesthetic concerns across the disciplines of film/video, writing, painting, sculpture, photography, and music/sound. The MFA is low residency and takes place over two years and two months. Students complete three consecutive eight-week summer sessions on campus and two independent study sessions off campus during the intervening winters.

The class of 2020 thesis presentation, Say Ever Moves, was on view July 21–28, 2019 at the Bard College Exhibition Center/UBS Gallery in Red Hook, New York. Presentations of performance, readings, and screenings of time-based works took place on the Bard College campus during the evenings of July 22–26, 2019.

The exhibition was co-produced by Paula Stuttman, Josephine Shokrian, MFA '20, and Marisa Espe CCS Bard ’20. For visual descriptions of the works in Say Ever Moves, please visit the exhibition Soundcloud. All images, unless otherwise noted, courtesy of Peter Mauney, 2019. [view the exhibition]

Bridges Are Burning: Trondheim Academy of Fine Art 2019 MFA Thesis Exhibition
Bridges Are Burning presents twelve international artists graduating from Trondheim Academy of Fine Art (KiT) at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). The show is the result of two years of thinking and practicing artistic research with a focus on the creation of new pasts, presents, and futures. In a time of political polarization and burnt bridges, how can we reflect anew on exhibiting models for the future while still intervening in our divided present and contested past? The exhibited artists question the power of narratives and knowledge construction and explore queer spaces and environmental issues.

Founded in 2013 and situated in the framework of NTNU, the largest university in Norway, the International MFA program at the Trondheim Academy of Fine Art (KiT) is designed for artists with the ambition to develop and enrich their individual studio practice with cross-disciplinary investigations in a wide range of fields of knowledge.

Bridges are Burning was on view May 4–26, 2019 at TKM Gråmølna. The 2019 MFA thesis exhibition was a collaboration between Trondheim Kunstmuseum and all involved MFA artists at KiT, guided by Rike Frank and David Rych. All images, unless otherwise noted, courtesy of Lili Zaneta, 2019. [view the exhibition]

New Artists offers schools a platform to present student work from degree shows, open-studio presentations, and other annual student exhibitions.

November 20, 2019