June 13, 2022

MA Contemporary Arts Practice

Bern University of the Arts HKB

From left: Noemi Somalvico, Laura Paloma, Thomas Binggeli, Noëlle Gogniat, Anina Schärer, Anja Schmitter, Elia Fonti, Colin Bottinelli. Courtesy Bern Academy of the Arts HKB.

The Master Contemporary Arts Practice of the Bern Academy of the Arts is pleased to present Interlaced, the 2022 edition of the diploma festival. We are happy to be back at the Kunsthaus Centre d'art Pasquart and other venues in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland. The festival brings together 23 diploma students working in the disciplines of Fine Arts, Sound Arts, Performance Art and Literary Writing/Translation.

We cordially invite you to Biel to visit our exhibition at Kunsthaus Centre d’art Pasquart, discover the sound installations and performances in the stairwell and attic of Alte Krone and in La Voirie, and attend our live performances and literary readings in Espace Libre and Le Singe.

With contributions by Lejla Bajrami, Stefano Benini, Silvan Birkner, Mercedes Borguńska, Aglaia Brändli, Ruth Buck, Arunà Canevascini, Camille Decrey, Sara Di Addezio Catella, Kevin Eason, Weronika Grzes, Samuel Haettenschweiler, Mona Louisa-Melinka Hempel, Laura Mietrup, Aurélien Perdreau, Charles Wrapner, Tobias Rüetschi, Paula Sanchez Mugas, Lilian Schütz, Murat-Mevlana Temel, Samuel Trümpy, Linda Wunderlin, Karel Ziehli

For more information on the program and the artists, please visit the festival website. Congratulations to our graduating class on this great achievement! Enjoy the festival!

Andrea Gohl, Head of Studies MA Contemporary Arts Practice / Andi Schoon & Thomas Strässle, Head of Department Y Institute.

The Master Contemporary Arts Practice at Bern Academy of the Arts is a dynamic two-year, multi-disciplinary program focusing on the four study areas, Fine Arts, Sound Arts, Literary Writing/Translation, and Performance Art. Drawing upon a national and international network, this is the only such course in Switzerland. The program aims to foster independent artistic positions in a context of collective and interdisciplinary relationships. Individual mentoring sessions and group seminars enable exchanges among students and teaching staff across different fields of art.

Master students benefit from highly-personalized tutoring and courses that focus on both theory and issues of artistic practice. Joint events include study trips and theoretical seminars; presentations of students’ own work for discussion at colloquies; and showcasing projects at public events. An excellent infra­structure—artist and recording studios; mechanical workshops; and media libraries—provides the framework for this Master’s course, which can only be studied at Bern Academy of the Arts HKB.

For more information please visit our website.

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