ABiotic Factors - Graduation show 2017
'ABiotic Factors' was the title and theme of the 2017 graduation show. The nature-culture of contemporary urban societies was the point of departure for the show. It ran from June 24 to July 9 at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst Utrecht. The curator was artist/teacher Marion von Osten. Read her introduction here.
In the last week of May 2017, MA Fine Art students were in Venice for the Biennial. What's more: our students participated in the Research Pavilion alongside participants from Bergen Academy of Art and Design. The Research Pavilion is hosted by Uniarts Helsinki. This year's theme was 'The Utopia of Access' about the consequences for research in the artistic field.
To Seminar - Seminar as a verb
'To Seminar' is an exhibition at BAK Utrecht that inquires into the practices of learning about, with, and through art today. During March/April our students participated in a series of public gatherings, workshops, performances, talks, screenings, etc. in the course of this exhibition-as-seminar.
For the exhibition the students did a workshop with Dutch Artist Job Koelewijn in which they read and recorded books of their own choosing. They subsequently materialized the texts in artists' audiobooks.
With artist Inci Eviner they did the workshop 'Co-Action Device. I rather laugh', which built up to multi-disciplinary performance.
René Francisco, artist/activist from Cuba led the students in a workshop 'Art Works on Commission, Free'. In this workshop they made artworks commisioned by random inhabitants of Utrecht.