Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden

2015 Master Degree Show

Thursday, May 28, 3–8pm (runs through June 14)

Press and professional preview MA and BA Graduation Exhibitions
May 28, 9–11am

The Royal Institute of Art, Kungl. Konsthögskolan is pleased to announce the opening of this year’s spring exhibitions, representing the work of the graduating MA and BA students, and the release of an accompanying publication, produced by the graduating students and a dedicated seminar group, in collaboration with members of The Serving Library and RIA faculty.

MA Graduation Exhibition
The work of 23 graduating students, presented here as a collective statement by the class of 2015, reflects an array of approaches and disciplines indicative of the multitudinous meanings of art-making today. Utilizing techniques of installation, sculpture, painting, performance, video, and photography, the range of works explore varied means of engaging and commanding one’s surroundings, and of developing critical tools to address current phenomena in society at large. Several students work specifically with the exhibition site in mind, responding to and commenting on historical as well as current connotations of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. This year’s exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Andreas Fägerskiöld (1985-2014) and Sara Englund (1975-2012), members of the class.

Exhibiting artists

Yoko Andrén

Björn Bengtsson

Louise Blad

Simon Blanck

Jonas Bouleau

Niklas Edstam

Sara Englund

Andreas Fägerskiöld

Fredrik Fermelin

Johan Franzén

Albin Looström

Éva Mag

Jan Matsson

Cecilie Hundevad Meng

Joanna Nordin

Jenny Palén

Therese Parner

Samuel Samantha Pfeiffer

Emma Rolén

Charlotta Smith

Gabriela Spilsbury

Merzedes Sturm-Lie

Anna Taina-Nielsen

Hedda Viå

John Willgren

Advising Professors: Ann-Sofi Sidén and Sigrid Sandström
Producers: Eleonora Fors Szuba and Olga Krzeszowiec Malmsten
Location: Konstakademien, Fredsgatan 12

Opening hours
Wednesday, Friday-Sunday 10 am-5 pm
Tuesday and Thursday 10 am-8 pm
Mondays closed.
The exhibition will be open on 6 June, 10 am-5 pm

Master student Louise Blad gives free guided tours of the MA exhibition during these times and all days (except Mondays) during the exhibition:
11.30, 13.30, 15.30
12.30 (Saturday/Sunday)
17.30 (Tuesday/Thursday)

Spring Publication / MA and BA students
The accompanying publication takes as its starting point a student-generated addendum to Raymond Williams’ Keywords entry for the word “art,” which it traces in and around the graduating students’ texts and visual works, considered in the context of a flaring public debate regarding the current arts curriculum, the future outlook of the school, and the production of the upcoming exhibitions themselves.
Guest editors: Angie Keefer and Stuart Bailey of The Serving Library

Start Time: 2015-05-28 09:00
End Time: 2015-06-14 18:00