Application to post-master courses in Fine Art and Architecture is open until 5/5 2020. Read more here

Application open to the Summer course at the Royal Institute of Art

Application open to the Summer course at the Royal Institute of Art

Application open to the Summer course at the Royal Institute of Art

On March 23, the application opens for the Summer course at the Royal Institute of Art The application closes on April 20. The purpose of the course is to achieve individual artistic development through critical reflection on one’s own artistic practice and work process.

Course Dates: June 8 – August 30 (12 weeks)

Scope: Full-time, 18 ECTS credits

Course contents

The course is based on the student’s formulated individual study plan in which the questions, processes and theoretical aspects of the student´s own artistic work is presented . The course begins with an individual supervision meeting during which the individual study plan is discussed, revised and established The student then works individually based on his / her own study plan. Individual supervision takes place on two additional compulsory occasions.

The course ends with a compulsory written assignment in which questions, objectives and conclusions on their own work are presented . The compulsory written assignment corresponds to two weeks of full-time work.

Link to the course syllabus

Meeting points: Research Week 2020

Meeting points: Research Week 2020

Meeting points: Research Week 2020

The Royal Institute of Art’s Research Week 2020 concluded on 25 January. Attending altogether 9 events over the course of 4 days visitors had the opportunity to gain valuable insights into the variety and depth of the Royal Institute of Art’s fields of research. Participating researchers shared their experiences from ongoing national and international artistic research processes and fostered generous and collective conversations alongside exchanges of knowledge.

Presentations were made by the researchers: Filippa Arrias, Mara Lee, Carl Johan Erikson, Björn Larsson, and Annika Larsson (all funded by the Swedish Research Council); the PhD candidates Melanie Gilligan (KKH/Stockholm University of the Arts) and Oscar Lara; two artistic research and development projects run by Benas Gerdziunas, Tatiana Letier Pinto together with Astrid Eriksson and Tove Möller; participants in the postmaster course Decolonizing Architecture led by Alessandro Petti and Marie-Louise Richards.

Guests engaged in the programme included: Reader in Theatre and Performance Studies, Kélina Gotman, Photographer Heléne Schmitz, Historian of Ideas and Human Ecologist Per Johansson, the former total conscientious objector Bengt Andersson, Per Hasselberg from Konstfrämjandet, People’s Movements for Art Promotion, Researcher Mansi Kashatria from Konsthall C, and Eva Kaneteg from The Swedish Union of Tenants in Husby.

Presentations ranging across a multitude of formats and forms of expression included film screenings, readings, workshops, performances, a multi-media archive, lecture, a book release of a publication and interview, street theatre with comedians from Lima, Peru, and a bus tour.

For more information about the content, see the catalogue.

The Royal The Royal Institute of Art’s research department would like to thank participants and visitors alike for their contributions, insights, thoughts and curiosity.

The Royal Institute of Art’s Research Week 2020

The Royal Institute of Art’s Research Week 2020

The Royal Institute of Art’s Research Week 2020

22-25 January

“Meeting Points”

Meeting Points is the overall thematic for the Research Week 2020 programme. The programme offers insights into a number of the current artistic research projects funded by the Swedish Research Council: Annika Larsson, will screen her currently developed film work, Danse Macabre, followed by a talk, Ecstatic Convulsions: Of ‘Oceanic’ Feelings and Political Time, by Kélina Gotman, Reader in Theatre and Performance Studies at King’s College London. Writer and researcher Mara Lee will stage, Public Transport [kollektivtrafik], A Performance Lecture, together with Maria Salah (Actress), Joel Mauricio (Writer/Actor), Arazo Arif (Writer) and Elis Burrau (Writer). Carl Johan Erikson and Björn Larsson present a video installation, a book release for the publication, Handledning för utredningsmän, and holds a conversation with Bengt Andersson, a strict conscientious objector. Painter Filippa Arrias will have a conversation with the Photographer Heléne Schmitz and the Historian of Ideas, Per Johansson. The discussion will cover among many things the traces of the Linnean disciple, Daniel Rolander’s explorations in Surinam during the 18th Century and how the development of art and the natural sciences happened concurrently with colonialism and slavery.

The KKH Research Week 2020 also includes the following events: PhD candidate Oscar Lara will present, Forum Theatre Methods on Street Theatre – Collective Awareness of Unwanted Truths, a collaborative two-year research process where Peruvian Street Comedy becomes one mean to bring up political questions. The street comedians, Jorge Santa Cruz, Kelvin Cordoba and Victor Ledesma, will be present to perform, The Adventures of Chuchupe, a Miner in the Amazon of Peru. PhD candidate Melanie Gilligan will screen and discuss the film Crowds which is based on the hospitality and entertainment industry in Orlando, Florida. The postmaster course Decolonizing Architecture hosts an open workshop in three sections, Collective Learning and Situated Knowledges, based on works in-progress in collaboration with three Stockholm sites: Fisksätra museum, Cyklopen and Konsthall C. The DA particpants are: Rodrigo Albornoz, Milagros Bedoya, Olivia Berkowicz, Marco Cechet, Hannah Clarkson, Cherine Hussein, Nefeli Makrynikola, Konstantina Pappa, Mark Romei, Pauli Rikaniemi, Meryem Saadi, Molly Sjögren, Ying Sun, Matilda Tucker, Didem Yildirim. The course is led by Alessandro Petti, Professor in Architecture with focus on Social Justice, and Marie-Louise Richards, Lecturer in Architecture. Former DA participant, Benas Gerdziunas, will share his multimedia based-research on Rojava : Politics of Space Between Revolution and War. The programme concludes with an invitation from Tatiana Le Pinto, Astrid Eriksson and Tove Möller, to join De-Tour, a bus tour around Stockholm to critically reflect upon recent property developments where investment companies take part.

All presentations take place at the Royal Institute of Art, and are free and open to the public. Only the bus tour requires prebooking and starts from the Old Town.

22/1
10.00-12.00 Annika Larsson & Kélina Gotman: Danse Macabre / Ecstatic Convulsions: Of ‘Oceanic’ Feelings and Political Time (Muralen)
13.30-14.30 Benas Gerdziunas: Rojava: Politics of Space Between Revolution and War (Muralen)
15.00-16.00 Mara Lee, Joel Mauricio, Maria Salah, Arazo Arif, Elis Burrau: Kollektivtrafik: Performance Lecture (Muralen)
16.30-19.30 Decolonizing Architecture + guests: Collective Learning and Situated Knowledges (House 28)

23/1
16.30-19.30 Decolonizing Architecture + guests: Collective Learning and Situated Knowledges (House 28)
18.00-19.30 Carl Johan Erikson & Björn Larsson: Refuse to Kill: Stories of the Conscientious Objectors (Rutiga golvet, main building)

24/1
13.00-14.30 Melanie Gilligan: Crowds (Muralen)
16.30-18.30 Oscar Lara, Jorge Santa Cruz, Kelvin Cordoba, Victor Ledesma: The Adventures of Chuchupe, a Miner in the Amazon of Peru – “Forum Theatre Methods on Street Theatre – Collective Awareness of Unwanted Truths”. (Muralen)
The event has received support from Ministerio de Cultura, Peru: https://www.facebook.com/events/594469804444258/?notif_t=plan_user_invited&notif_id=1579258011806605

25/1
11.45-15.00 Bus Tour: Astrid Eriksson, Tatiana Letier Pinto, Tove Möller: De-Tour:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1003439343363227/

Fredrik Ehlin appointed Interims Vice-chancellor at Royal Institute of Art

Fredrik Ehlin appointed Interims Vice-chancellor at Royal Institute of Art

Fredrik Ehlin appointed Interims Vice-chancellor at Royal Institute of Art

Fredrik Ehlin has been appointed the Royal Institute of Art’s Interims Vice-chancellor by the government. He will thus continue the work initiated as Deputy Vice-Chancellor from mid-September and step in for Sara Arrhenius throughout spring term.

Fredrik Ehlin (b. 1978) is a writer and editor. He has worked at the Royal Institute of Art since 2011 as main supervisor of the students’ master essays. Since 2016, he has been a member of the university’s leadership and has been Pro-Vice-Chancellor from 2017. . In his work as editor and writer Fredrik Ehlin has been involved in projects investigating publishing practice as art form. Most recently and together with the artist Hinrich Sachs for the project Fog Friend Font: Ways of Doing Multi Lingual Sense published by Humboldt Books in seven volumes 2019.

Open House at the Royal Institute of Art.

Open House at the Royal Institute of Art.

Open House at the Royal Institute of Art

When: Wednesday 29/1, 2020.
Where: The Royal Institute of Art, Flaggmansvägen 1.

Welcome to Skeppsholmen for this year’s Open House at the Royal Institute of Art.

n 29 January 2020 from 15.00–19.00 you have the chance to meeting students, teachers and professors for a walking tour exploring the workshops and institution, followed by question time and a presentation of our five-year as well as master’s programme in fine art.

Don’t miss the first year students’ BFA1 Exhibition–First Show which runs from 29-31 januari.

The Royal Institute of Art is one of Europe’s leading art schools with a longstanding artistic tradition reaching back to the 18th century. The university offers an unrivalled combination of artistic breadth and excellence within education on both the undergraduate and master’s level in fine art, as well as post–graduate education in architecture.

More than anything else the Royal Institute of Art is a place that enables art. The students’ artistic work is at the center of all knowledge dissemination. Here, professional artists teach the widest range of techniques from graphics, painting, sculpture, to video, audio, photography, interactive techniques and performance.

See you soon!