Zürich Kritik
Master Fine Arts degree show 2015

Zürich Kritik
Master Fine Arts degree show 2015

Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)

Jennifer Allen and Alper Yagcioglu during their final tutorial. Photo: Ian Wooldridge.

August 27, 2015
Zürich KritikMaster Fine Arts degree show 2015

11–27 September 2015

Opening: Thursday 10 September, 6pm

Förrlibuckstrasse 178, 5th Floor
8005 Zurich
Hours: 10am–6pm

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We are happy to announce Zürich Kritik, the 2015 degree show of the ZHdK‘s Master of Arts in Fine Arts graduates, celebrating the works of:

Baggenstos/Rudolf, Julie Bärz, Pietro Castano, Sonja Feldmeier, Sayumi Fukushima, Ergör Gökçe, Michael Günzburger, Philipp Hänger, Bleta Jahaj, Eunkyung Jeong, Karin Kurzmeyer, Sandra Lang, Miriam Laura Leonardi, Esther Mathis, Nicolasa Navarrete, Wanda Nay, Andrea Palamarčuková, Katherine Patiño Miranda, Leila Peacock, Maria Pomiansky, Kathrin Schmid, Thorsten Strohmeier, Tim Wandelt, Julia Weber, Lauren Wildbolz and Alper Yagcioglu.

The 2015 exhibition proudly presents a new standard. Curator Erik Steinbrecher has invited art critic Jennifer Allen to introduce a new method of critique that has sharpened the graduates’ degree works in a post-examination marathon week of one-to-one tutorials.

Elaborating her technique in a tour d’horizon around a variety of European art institutions, Allen put her mind to crystallising today’s trends in aesthetic education. From Amsterdam to Berlin, she found herself confronted with the question of “how humans try to match the exponential computational powers of digitization.” She thus visited Zurich to see each graduate individually with “a new critical method which pairs speed with excess in a way that both digital natives and digital immigrants can appreciate.”

The resulting ZHdK Master Fine Arts degree show 2015, with its full programme of events, opens on Thursday 10 September, 6pm in a large industrial space, putting the new Zurich standard to test.


Thursday 10 September
–6.30pm: welcoming speeches by Prof. Giaco Schiesser, Head of Department of Art & Media, and Prof. Ulrich Görlich, Head of Master of Arts in Fine Arts. Introduction by Erik Steinbrecher, curator and lecturer at ZHdK
–7.30pm: Miriam Laura Leonardi, Performance französischer Art, die in deutscher Sprache von Verkäuferinnen und Meinung spricht (French performance in German language that speaks of sales women and opinion), 2015. Performance.
–8.30pm: Julie Bärz, All Love is Equal?, 2015. Performance.
–9.15pm: Andrea Palamarčuková, Heimatlosigkeit Denken und Sprechen (Thinking and speaking rootlessness), 2015. Performance.
–all evening: Lauren Wildbolz, vegan kitchen
After party:
–11pm–5am: Mehrspur, Musikklub Toni-Areal, Förrlibuckstrasse 109, 8005 Zurich

Wednesday 16 September
–7pm: Katherine Patiño Miranda, JAM Practice (jamjamjam), 2013–ongoing. Performance.

Thursday 17 September
–7pm: Katherine Patiño Miranda, DINE Practice (interbeing), 2013–ongoing. Performance.

Saturday 19 September
–7pm: Julie Bärz, All Love is Equal?, 2015. Performance.

Tuesday 22 September
–5pm: guided tour with Gerald Raunig
–7pm: Sandra Lang and Nicolasa Navarrete, “The artist and the intellectual: between persisting myths and modes of life in transformation.” Public discussion with Nicolas Martino and Ilaria Bussoni.
–8.30pm: Andrea Palamarčuková, Heimatlosigkeit Denken und Sprechen, 2015. Performance.
–9pm: Maria Pomiansky, Glück это глюк (Happiness is a trip), 2012, and Ergör Gökçe, What do you know about a good mother? II, 2015. Film screenings.

Sunday 27 September
–4pm: exhibition tour with Erik Steinbrecher
–6pm: Andrea Palamarčuková, Heimatlosigkeit Denken und Sprechen, 2015. Performance.

For more information about the exhibition programme, please visit masterfinearts.zhdk.ch.

A publication to accompany the show will be produced by Jennifer Allen, Winfried Heininger and Erik Steinbrecher.

For any further enquiries, please contact Bigna Pfenninger: [email protected]


MFA degree show 2015 at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)

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