Rest Easy with Confidence – Konstfack’s Degree Exhibition 2018

By on May 8, 2018
© Oskar Laurin

“Cold and hard, warm and soft, insightful, non-normative for sure, non-binary, political, honest, perhaps fluttery but also sharp-minded and I think – also cute. In short, the 2018 Konstfack Degree Exhibition will be a very unique blend since the students’ works and thoughts are as outrageously beautiful as spring itself, equally powerful and dramatic.”, Maria Lantz, Vice-Chancellor at Konstfack

This year the Konstfack Degree Exhibition is framed by Swedish poet and novelist Karin Boye’s poem about pain and spring, about how creation and life are intertwined. The courage to break boundaries and think in new ways go hand in hand with doubt and hesitation… can I take this step? Will it be any good – does it hold up? And yes, it does. The participating students “rest easy with confidence”, as Boye talks about in her most famous poem, where the first verse says: “Of course it hurts when buds burst. Otherwise why would spring hesitate? Why would all our fervent longing be bound in the frozen bitter haze? The bud was the casing all winter. What is this new thing, which consumes and bursts? Of course it hurts when buds burst, pain for that which grows and for that which envelops.”

The Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes represented include; Graphic Design & Illustration, Industrial Design, Interior Architecture & Furniture Design, Ceramics & Glass, Fine Art, Textiles, Ädellab and Teacher Education programme in Visual Arts.

Curator: Marti Manen
Graphic Designer: Oskar Laurin
Head of Exhibition: Anne Klontz

The 2018 Degree Exhibition takes place 17–27 May, weekdays 12–7 pm, weekends 12–4 pm. 

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