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Konstfack University of Arts, Craft and Design. BA Degree Show 2019

Exhibition  /  SchoolsDegreeShow2019   EmergingValues  /  16 May 2019  -  26 May 2019
Published: 20.05.2019
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Intro
Since the founding of Konstfack in 1844, the school has not only educated tens of thousands of artists, teachers, designers, architects, craft artists and other creators, but has also been a place for social engagement, struggle and debate. Battles have been fought, lost and won. Internally and in dialogue with the outside world.

Artist list

Linnea Bertlin, My Björkqvist, Teresa Alton Borgelin, Lovisa Hed, Hannah Blitz Heyman, Antonia Kjellarsson, Josefin Sefastsson
The constant questioning of what we are doing, for whom, how and why has led to new insights and, ultimately, to new ways of thinking, including new artistic expressions and methodologies.
The 2019 Degree Exhibition can, therefore, be experienced both in the glow of 175 years of history and in a single flash: the intense commitment of students and teachers in both the material, the personal and also the political is channelled into a cavalcade of expressions. It gives us an important picture of both our present and future.

/ Maria Lantz, Vice-Chancellor 

This year, the Degree Exhibition has been curated by Emily Fahlén and Asrin Haidari whose method is to dig where they stand and, through dialogue with the surrounding context, understand the site's specific relationships, historical connections, conflicts and opportunities.

The 179 graduating students represent the bachelor's and master's programmes in Graphic Design & Illustration, Industrial Design, Interior Architecture & Furniture Design, Ceramics & Glass, Fine Art, Textiles, Ädellab and the Teacher Education programme in Visual Arts.
 
My Björkqvist. Object: (          ) missing, 2019. Copper, silver, silk.. 6.9 x 1.5 x 9.8 cm. Photo by: My Björkqvist. From series: (           ) missing. My Björkqvist
Object: ( ) missing, 2019
Copper, silver, silk.
6.9 x 1.5 x 9.8 cm
Photo by: My Björkqvist
From series: ( ) missing
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Lovisa Hed. Head Piece: Holding Crown, 2019. Steel, plaster, thread, needles, fabric.. From series: It’s not a skin. 
. My degree project has been a study of emotional, mental and in general non-physical scars that people carry with them. The materiality of non-physical scars has been my focus in this project.
. What happens after something has caused us non-physical harm? How do we deal with it? How do we deal with others’ experiences of this? Special emphasis is placed on the processes and emotions after the event. This study departs from a number of conversations with 20 people; the closeness between the body and the non-physical scar in these conversations is very important in my making.. Lovisa Hed
Head Piece: Holding Crown, 2019
Steel, plaster, thread, needles, fabric.
From series: It’s not a skin

My degree project has been a study of emotional, mental and in general non-physical scars that people carry with them. The materiality of non-physical scars has been my focus in this project.
What happens after something has caused us non-physical harm? How do we deal with it? How do we deal with others’ experiences of this? Special emphasis is placed on the processes and emotions after the event. This study departs from a number of conversations with 20 people; the closeness between the body and the non-physical scar in these conversations is very important in my making.

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Josefin Sefastsson. Neckpiece: Natural Selection, 2018. Silicone, plastic, freshwater pearls.. Photo by: Josefin Sefastsson. From series: Daughter of Pearl. 
. An adaptation is a mutation, or genetic change, that helps an organism, such as a plant or animal, survive in its environment. Due to the helpful nature of the mutation, it is passed down from one generation to the next. As more and more organisms inherit the mutation, the mutation becomes a typical part of the species. The mutation has become an adaptation.
. / National Geographic. Josefin Sefastsson
Neckpiece: Natural Selection, 2018
Silicone, plastic, freshwater pearls.
Photo by: Josefin Sefastsson
From series: Daughter of Pearl

An adaptation is a mutation, or genetic change, that helps an organism, such as a plant or animal, survive in its environment. Due to the helpful nature of the mutation, it is passed down from one generation to the next. As more and more organisms inherit the mutation, the mutation becomes a typical part of the species. The mutation has become an adaptation.
/ National Geographic

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Linnea Bertlin. Object: To be able, 2019. Wax crayons.. 2 x 3 x 2 cm. Linnea Bertlin
Object: To be able, 2019
Wax crayons.
2 x 3 x 2 cm
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