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Exam Exhibition at Röda Sten Mediates Contradictions and Multifaceted Realities

News: Apr 14, 2016

19 students will complete their BFA in Photography at Valand Academy, through exhibiting their works at Röda Sten Konsthall this spring. The exhibition’s title conveys the image of a dark and perhaps threatening horizon. This is possibly a metaphor for the contemporary time we now find ourselves in, and the future that we are facing.

From video work by Maja Reichenberg (2016)

The exhibition symbol, drawn by Martin Eltermann, represents a seagull against a sky blue background, flying above two bolts of lightning. The seagull, traditionally the symbol of freedom – not necessarily a proud and beautiful freedom, but the essential kind – balances out the gloom, representing every student in the exhibition as they fly out of their nest, Valand Academy.

In the exhibition, we encounter works by artists whose areas of interest and choices of media are very different. Even in terms of content, the works span a great breadth. The breadth that is presented in the exhibition and the catalogue negotiates the understanding of how our society is built on contradictions and multifaceted realities.
A commonality between the works is that each one interprets, filters and mediates the students' respective realities.The students have produced a catalogue to accompany the exhibition which includes both text and images. The catalogue serves as supplementary information for visitors who wants to know more about the exhibitors. The exhibition spans all 3 floors of Röda Sten Konsthalls’s exhibition space.

I Hear the Thunder Crashing, The Sky is Dark
Exam Exhibition - Valand Academy BFA in Photography
Röda Sten Konsthall
23 April – 22 May 2016
Opening: 23 April, 12-5 pm

Exhibiting Artists
Matilda Björk, Øistein Dahle Sæthren, Petter Dahlström Persson, Martin Eltermann, Julia Granberg, Nini Hansen, Mattias Hofvendahl, Inga Linn Härdelin, Stephanie Johansson, Claudia Kent, Kine Kristoffersen, Saana Kotila, Camilla Melin, Matilda Nordenström, Emil Palmsköld, Maja Reichenberger, Johan Rindom, Pia Räty, and Sarah Tjäder.

Curator: Power Ekroth

Read more on Röda Sten website
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