PRESS RELEASE

2012-05-15

The Royal Institute of Art’s spring exhibitions open on 31 May at 15-20.

anna_foto_Michalina_Mistrzak      Bild: anna. Foto: Michalina Mistrzak

This year’s degree shows of Fine Art present works by some fifty Master and Bachelor students. “As in previous years, it is difficult to identify any dominant tendencies,” says Vice-Chancellor Måns Wrange, and views this as a sign of independence and high quality among the graduating artists.

Another three exhibitions open the same day
Project works, which have been pursued during the academic year at the Royal Institute of Art’s architectural department Mejan Arc, will be exhibited at Galleri Mejan. Project works pursued at the courses Architecture and Architectural Conservation will be displayed at Galleri Mejan. In the Architecture course “Just Grounds: Cape Town”, students have explored how a just and sustainable urban development can be initiated in Cape Town, one of the world’s most segregated cities. An interdisciplinary exhibition presents Cape Town’s urban challenges and possibilities. Proposals for “seeds of change” are presented - catalysts which take their point of departure in local initiatives and receive larger urban and global implications.

The theme of the Architectural Conservation course has been “Inclusive India – Re: Pune”, where students have developed proposals for small-scale projects aiming to restore and innovate as well as highlighting social sustainability and preserved continuity in conjunction with the rapid urban transformation which threatens the historical city centre.

The Royal Institute of Art’s main building on Skeppsholmen houses the exhibition Open  Studios, which presents works by project students (professional artists who, during the course of a year, have pursued an art project), exchange students and students of Fine Art. Some 70 students participate in the exhibition.

On display will also be project works developed by four Mejan Residents students, who, during the course of a year, have pursued artistic research projects. The focused commitment to Mejan Residents is part of the Royal Institute of Art’s ambition to strengthen and expand the research environment which comprises a number of PhD candidates and researchers.

Exhibition venues
Master exhibition: The Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts, Fredsgatan 12
Bachelor exhibition: Drottninggatan 81B
Mejan Arc’s exhibition: Galleri Mejan, opposite Moderna Museet on Skeppsholmen
Open Studios: The Royal Institute of Art’s main building, Flaggmansvägen 1, Skeppsholmen
Mejan Residents: The Royal Institute of Art’s seminar and lecture hall, Hus 28, Holmamiralens torg 8, Skeppsholmen.

Times
Opening on 31 May at 15-20 for all exhibitions.
Opening hours: Weekdays 11-17, weekends 12-16.
All exhibitions run until 17 June, except Mejan Arc and Mejan Residents, which run till 10 June.

Exhibition curators
Master exhibition: Miriam Bäckström and Eberhard Höll.
Bachelor exhibition: Ann-Sofi Sidén and Carl Johan Erikson.
Mejan Arc: Henrietta Palmer and Michael Lee Dudley (Architecture) and Tina Wik and Cecilia Sagrén (Architectural Conservation).
Open Studios: Annette Felleson, Göran Svenborn and Maria Lindström.
Mejan Residents: Åsa Andersson.

Collaborators in the spring exhibitions
Exhibition producer of the Master and Bachelor exhibitions: Renée Padt.
Editor of the Fine Art graduation exhibition catalogue: Fredrik Ehlin.