Valand Academy’s MFA: Fine Art Programme spring 2016

Valand Academy’s MFA: Fine Art Programme spring 2016

University of Gothenburg

In a green shade (detail), 2016. 3.66 x 4.88 meters, drawing installation. © Sara Anstis.
April 21, 2016
Valand Academy’s MFA: Fine Art Programme spring 2016

Valand Academy
University of Gothenburg
Vasagatan 50


Spring greetings from the MFA: Fine Art Programme community at Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg.

We hope you can join us for our two spring exhibitions and their complementary programmes, including the follow-up to fall’s Anatomising the Museum seminar on museums, collections and artists’ interventions.

Via partnerships, first year students exhibit interventions in Gothenburg’s Medical History Museum collection and second year MFA: Fine Art and Photography thesis exhibitions take place at Gothenburg Konsthall. Both exhibitions are accompanied by public programmes and events.

We all look forward to welcoming you.

The MFA: Fine Art Community, Valand Academy.

April 22–May 12, 2016
Helt sjukt! (Totally Sick!)
Vernissage: Friday, April 21, 5–8pm

Medicinhistoriska Museet (Medical History Museum i)
Östra Hamngatan 11
411 10 Gothenburg
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday noon–4pm, Thursday noon–8pm

Helt sjukt! continues our ongoing investigation into contemporary art and critical heritage frameworks through museum intervention. Year one students of the MFA: Fine Art programme have created artistic interventions reframing the collection of Gothenburg’s Medicinhistoriska Museet with subjects spanning from survivalism, mental health, plastic surgery, emotions and quarantine, to contemporary population management.

Artists: Andreas Westerberg, Geraldine Juárez, Gunèll Kulieva, Joel Danielsson, Karl Bergström, Ram Krishna Ranjan.

Helt sjukt! (Totally Sick!) has a public programme of events listed on

Contact: Paulin Nande


Monday, April 25, 10:30am–5pm
Anatomising the Museum II: free public seminar

Glashuset at Valand Academy
Chalmersgatan 4
411 35 Gothenburg

Register for the seminar

Anatomising the Museum II further probes the effects of interventions and incisions in museum collections by contemporary artists. Through convergence of art and heritage criticality, this seminar investigates interpretation and intervention, critical curating and quasi-curatorial methods.

Speakers: social anthropologist Dr. Alyssa Grossman (University of Gothenburg, SE) on approaching ethnographic museums as sites of memory; senior researcher curator Henrik Holm (National Gallery of Denmark) on artists’ interventions in The Royal Cast Collection in Copenhagen; reader in Art History and Theory Dr. Joanne Morra (University of the Arts, UK) on artists’ interventions in the London and Viennese Freud Museums; senior lecturer at Art, Design and Museology Dr. Claire Robins (UCL Institute of Education, UK) on the pedagogical implications through artistic interventions deployed in museums to reinterpret and critique collections and practices.

Co-organized by the MFA: Fine Art Programme, Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg and Medicinhistoriska Museet, Sahlgrenska University Hospital with financial support by the University of Gothenburg’s Heritage Academy and Centre for Critical Heritage Studies.

Contact: Denise Mellion


April 29–May 22, 2016
Valand Academy: MFA Fine Art and MFA Photography Master Thesis exhibitions
Vernissage: Friday, April 29, 5–8pm with DJs

Göteborgs Konsthall
412 56 Gothenburg
Hours: Tuesday–Thursday 11–6pm, Wednesday 11am–8pm,
Friday–Sunday 11am–5pm

Curator: Alida Ivanov

ENACT is Valand Academy’s annual thesis exhibition at Göteborgs Konsthall. The exhibition of 13 artists from the MFA Fine Art and MFA Photography programmes. It is framed by role playing games and the theory of symbolic interactionism and as a platform for the artists to mediate their ideas and aesthetic expressions whilst colliding and coexisting in the space.

MFA Fine Art: Behjat Omer Abdulla, Sara Anstis, Rachel Barron, Bianca Basan, Rose Borthwick, Andreas Engman, Josefine Östberg Olsson. MFA Photography: David Arnar Runólfsson, Ylva Bengtsson, Maria Buyondo, Hannah Giles, Malin Griffiths, Klara Källström

ENACT has a full public programme of events, listed on

Co-organized by the MFA: Fine Art and Photography Programmes, Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg and Göteborgs Konsthall.

Contact: Paulin Nande



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