Examined & Exposed, 8 Master Students from Valand Academy’s Photo Program19 May- 11 June, 2016
As the final show this spring, Cecilia Hillström Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition with the MFA-students from Valand Academy’s photo program. The exhibition is curated by Niclas Östlind, PhD, curator and head of the MFA program in photography at Valand Academy.
A common thread among these artists is a strong interest in the passing of time and processes of memory – often in relation to personal experiences and questions of identities – but also connected to particular places and historical situations. There is a focus on beauty and decay, although the borders are often hard to tell. Materiality in different forms is made present through experimentations with surfaces and light, as well as with the textures of the medium itself. Their works exemplify what young artists today create by looking through the lens of a camera. The images are less captured in the moment of exposure than constructed and examined in postproduction.
Exhibiting artists: David Arnar Runólfsson, Ylva Bengtsson, Maria Buyondo, Hannah Giles, Malin Griffiths, Katarina Grip Höök, Anja Linnea Hellström and Klara Källström.