Code /kəʊd/ is a collaboration between students of the Master in Fine Arts at Konstfack and students of the MA in Curating Art at Stockholm University.
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, 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.
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.
Organised with the support of the Department of Culture and Aesthetics at Stockholm University and Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design
Platform Stockholm (Sweden)
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