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Exam Exhibition Symbolises a Micro Level Society at Göteborgs Konsthall

News: Apr 19, 2016

Göteborgs Konsthall presents ENACT, the thesis exhibition by students from MFA Photography and MFA Fine Art at Valand Academy. The curator compares the exhibition to a society on a micro level, in which people interact with each other through objects.


"The More I Think About It the More We Rewrite the Beginning" (2016) by Bianca Basan.

ENACT - Valand Academy 2016
MFA Fine Art + Photography
2016.04.29 - 2016.05.22
Göteborgs Konsthall

Opening 29 April at 5-8

Sculpture, installation, drawing, performance, photography, video and sound meet in this exhibition. Each artist gets the opportunity to mediate their own idea and aesthetic expression in the technique of their choice. Through the artists’ span in practices they meet, collide and coexists in the space of Göteborgs Konsthall.

ENACT is inspired by symbolic interactionism that presumes that meaning is created through social interaction and reinterpretation. The show’s curator Alida Ivanov describes the exhibition process through the idea of role playing games, or rather the roles we take on in our professional lives.

She compares the group exhibition to a society on a micro level, in which people interact with each other through objects.

The theme of the exhibition is this interplay. One can see connections between these different artistic practices: from the general to the personal experience and others go from the subjective to the objective. Together they are two sides of the same coin, she explains.

Guided Tours in Multiple Languages

Valand Academy and Göteborgs Konsthall builds on the successful collaboration from last year's thesis exhibition with an expanded public programme. Together, the art institutions wish to contribute to a platform for new artists and engage a broad art audience.

Ylva Bengtsson and Maria Buyondo, Master Students in Photography, talks about the programme which is presented as part of the exhibition.

- We are interested in reaching out to a multicultural audience and will therefor offer guided tours in various languages such as Russian, Arabic, Kurdish, Romanian and Farsi. We have also invited international artists to take part of a dialogue about the art scene in Gothenburg.

Besides the guided tours the programme consist of artist talks, workshops for children and young people, dance party and book release. Visit the programme page for more information and details on the events.

ARTISTS
MFA Photography: David Arnar Runólfsson, Ylva Bengtsson, Maria Buyondo, Hannah Giles, Malin Griffiths, Klara Källström.

MFA Fine Art: Behjat Omer Abdulla, Sara Anstis, Rachel Barron, Bianca Basan, Rose Borthwick, Andreas Engman, Josefine Östberg Olsson.

Contacts
Elin Henriksson, Communications at Göteborgs Konsthall
Paulin Nande, Communications at Valand Academy
Alida Ivanov, Curator
Mikael Nanfeldt, Head of Göteborgs Konsthall

Download press images
enactvaland.com, #enactvaland16

Picture of Alida Ivanov, Photographer Sophie Vukovic.

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Page Manager: Pia Ahnlund|Last update: 4/6/2016
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