Cancelled: At this point – HDK-Valand master of Fine Arts

4 april 2020 - 26 april 2020

A black tree, hidden behind white smoke

Joint Statement on cancelling the exam exhibition, At This Point

It is with enormous regret that Göteborgs Konsthall and the MFA Fine Art programme at HDK-Valand have agreed to cancel the student exhibition, At This Point. Multiple combined risks for both institutions mean that it’s no longer possible to go ahead as planned.

This is disappointing for many people; especially for the artists and the multiple partners, participants and publics who have been working with them for many months on the realisation of projects.

Göteborgs Konsthall and the MFA Fine Art programme at HDK-Valand, University of Gothenburg.

Read more about the changes of program and upcoming exhibitions

About At This Point

At this point we are on the precipice. The world we are part of is changing. The structures we’ve built our lives around are slowly cracking at the seams, a thunderous cracking that is impossible to ignore. Is the world as we know it going up in smoke?

Transformation is what is happening around us after all, be it climate change, democratic unrest, city redevelopment or simply a re-evaluation of what we once thought was true. What we are calling for here is a mobilisation, an active awareness of the potential in coming together to rethink our futures.

At this point, we are inviting you to create a collective awareness of our present, to consider possible futures. Göteborgs Konsthall is transformed into a shared space where multiple voices converge and coexist through discussions and workshops, through public interaction. The works presented here after two years of research become starting points for dialogue and speculation – not stagnating in their displays, instead ready to be activated.

At this point is a shared space where multiple voices converge and coexist. This self-curated project aims to expand the boundaries of a traditional understanding of an “emergent artists exhibition” and how art can be shared in public space. A series of points in time and space come together, creating an environment where artistic enquiries will be given room to develop as well as highlighting the space between practices.

Participating students:

Alexander Stevenson
Alexandra Papademetriou
Beate Persdotter Løken
Camilla Johansson Bäcklund
Gloria López Cleries
James Duffy
Johanna Oskarsson
Kasra Seyed Alikhani
Kolbrún Inga Söring
Reyhaneh Mirjahani
Sixten Sanne
Una Sigtryggsdóttir
Åke Sjöberg