Code /kəʊd/ is a group exhibition of work by first year students of the MFA at Konstfack curated by second year students of the MA in Curating Art at Stockholm University.
Vernissage: Wednesday 19 April, 17.00 – 21.00
Opening hours: Thur – Sat 14.00 – 18.00
Performances during the vernissage:
19:30 Klara Ström - Sertralin-fear
20:00 Linnea Hansander - Nu ska vi tjejsjunga - Careless Whisper (repeat karaoke)
Artists: Finn Joel Anton, Fernando Caceres, Giulia Cairone, Lisa Grip, Linnea Hansander, Jonas Karén, Sanna Laaban, Elise Léonin, Alejandro Montero Bravo, Margot Õunapuu, Pontus Pettersson, Anna Slama, Klara Ström
Curated by Alba Baeza, Aleksei Borisionok, Gerald Heffernan, Jasmine Hinks, Elena Jarl, Iliane Kiefer, Alice Maselnikova.
In the exhibition Code /kəʊd/, the notion of ‘code’ functions as a starting point to reflect upon 13 artistic approaches, and their relation to different understandings of codified structures.
An art school is a codified and codifying environment on its own small scale. The artists question and respond to the structures that govern the world around them. They explore ways in which to undermine these orders, re-appropriate or recycle patterns, and reconfigure and unfold their understandings into different materialities.
By subverting understandings in poetic or cryptic languages, reinventing conventions through performativity or interventions, and stretching meanings of natural or social structures, the ‘codes’ that are part of the artists’ practices may reveal loops and repetitions, new canons, forced errors, contradictions, redefined rituals or compressed knowledge.
A catalogue of the exhibition will be released during the vernissage. The digital version of this publication can be downloaded for free from the Facebook site of the Master programme in Curating Art, Stockholm.