Konstfack's Degree Exhibition opens today – online, at Sergel's torg and in other public spaces

5 June 2020

Welcome at 2 pm to KONSTFACK2020.SE or to the projection at Sergel's torg. Head of Exhibitions Anne Klontz inaugurates the Degree Exhibition together with Matilda Ernkrans, Minister of Higher Education and Research, Vice-Chancellor Maria Lantz and the curators Emily Fahlén and Asrin Haidari. The graphic concept is presented along with performances for all to enjoy.

Graphic concept by Agga Anne Mette Stage and Hanna Stenman

“What’s the point of all these artistic expressions and orientations?”
I believe that this question, which I am often asked by politicians, critics and others, is the wrong question. It’s like asking what the benefit of birdsong is, or the purpose of life itself. These are questions that can certainly be asked, but in that case, with the aim of inspiring reflection. So, let’s try again: “What is the point of art’s pointlessness?” (…) "Artistic expressions are answers to the questions yet unasked, or to those which have been asked and are now being reinterpreted. What we are doing together in this year’s Degree Exhibition is shifting that which was previously taken for granted. We are communicating, shaping and sharing the new – the new which simultaneously originates from that which we may have thought was forgotten."

Listen to/read the rest of Vice-Chancellor Maria Lantz's answer on the online platform that constitutes this year's Degree Exhibition with texts, pictures and films about this year's 193 graduating students and their works. The curators Emily Fahlén and Asrin Haidari summarize the exhibition as "chequered and fragmented in character, yet all-embracing and of cast-iron importance".

The inauguration and later, the Degree Exhibition, is also projected at Sergels torg in central Stockholm between Sergelgången and Under the Fountain. And don't miss the live exhibitions taking place in showrooms and art galleries like Gustavsbergs Konsthall and Mint. More info about these are at KONSTFACK2020.SE.