It is our sincere pleasure to welcome you to the 2022 Graduation Show featuring works and projects of our BA Fine Arts students. During their studies, this generation of Graduates have experienced challenges that have required their creative input and approach. With the outbreak of the Covid-19-pandemic in March 2020 and the resulting lockdowns, the romantic myth of the reclusive artist working in solitude, became a palpable reality. Our graduates have strived to adjust to a new and challenging working reality: that artists must work with, and not against the uncertainty of these times.
It should not come as a surprise that the resulting works from this graduating year confront us for example with pointed investigation into scale the space; installations which focus on sound as voice and projects that address the many diversities and identities we have inside of us. Amongst all the projects and works are also dreams, which ask for a strong will, hard work, endurance, and last but not least also a bit of luck to come to realization.
Artistic practice is and always has been a challenge of our times, and this generation proves it’s continued resonance.
I wish you a pleasant as well as a thoughtful journey through this year's graduation show!
Regina Maria Möller
Head of BA Fine Arts, KABK