MFA 1: Moan
This exhibition is a culminating review of a year of experiments and research, rare spheres of development, by a class collective that engages with play as well as democracy. In this year’s Medium & Material Based Art MFA1 and Art and Public Spaces MFA1 exhibition 31 March, the voices of 23 artists rise from their unique practices to chorus together.
Vernissage: 31.03.2017, 18:00 - 21:00
Open: 01.04.2017 & 02.04.2017, 12:00 - 17:00
www.moan2017.no - firstname.lastname@example.org
Lucía Cristerna Aragon, Ida Olesdatter Barland, Jessica Brouder, Annie Chen, Helene Duckert, Victoria Duffee, Miriam Ekeholt, Lissette Escobar, Rodrigo Ghattas, Nicolas William Hughes, Aleksander Jæger, Joanna Knight, Martin Kolsrud, Kjetil Kristensen, Sisse Lee, Marthe Minde, Margrethe Pettersen, Atli Graff Pètursson, Hege Pålsrud, Yichun Tang, Dana Tomečková, Helle Høeg Voldstad, Allyce Wood
Khio is a segmented space: artists are spread throughout the brick buildings, spending much of their time within subdivisions of small, materially-relevant groupings. The class of 2018 makes time for commiseration, collaboration, peer-teaching, and exchanges: this is a body with permeable cell-walls and DNA on a mission. Moan, a typically singular expression of passion or boredom, becomes something else when shared by a group. With personal motivations and a commitment to public consciousness, students bring their own ideas, histories, and subjects to their work. Conceptual material like architecture, taste, memory, the domestic, refuse and resource, political progress, cultural and personal histories, absurdity and function, span and flow in specific quantities within each project.
Specialism and mastery of material is another creative element specific to the individual. Some artists have invested in particular processes to their fullest potential, while others glean from a variety, both individualizing the final products to their aesthetic and drive. Here the qualities of the masterful and the novice have been equalized.
Moan offers the unique experience of a coming together, a pertinent dot on the timeline of 23 artist’s progression in a time of crucial development and community. This is a moment in which the artists show vulnerability, excitement, and deep-set interest in what is and what will be. This is a chorus of voices rising together, in pleasure, in empathy, in reaction.