Bad Timing (English)

Introduction by curator Daniel Jewesbury

A degree exhibition is unlike any other type of show. The group of artists presented is not self-selecting, they employ disparate media, and they have divergent approaches to form. No grand curatorial idea is revealed through the juxtaposition of their works, which are not bound by any thematic.

Nevertheless, the artists in this show have a lot in common: experiences that they have shared during an intense and concentrated period of study and experimentation. All of them have undertaken a rigorous programme of education, which has required them to co-ordinate the production of their work alongside a range of other tasks.

Why, then, is their exhibition entitled Bad Timing? The phrase usually has a negative connotation: something that happens at an inopportune moment. In another sense, it can imply that things would work out better if only we were free to deal with them some other time: not now, later!

But the Product of bad timing can be a new, unexpected congruence, between elements that would not otherwise be put into combination. The shared experiences of this group of artists have shaped their work, directly and indirectly, in many different ways; and even though nothing more tangible binds them together, it may be possible to capture those resonances and dissonances, before the group disperses for good.

Bad timing, if we can embrace it, can produce syncopations that, however much we strive to repeat them, are heard only once, and then disappear.

Exhibition: Bad Timing
27 april – 20 maj 2018

Participating students: Theodora Ekholm, Johan Melander, Johan Rikenberg, Joe Rowley, Danielle Heath, Lucy Wilson, Laura Darbutaite, Katxerê Medina, Hanna Romin, Riikka Gröndahl, Kaisa Luukkonen, Cilla Berg, Gabriel Nils Edvinsson

Curator: Daniel Jewesbury

Opening on Friday April 27th, 5 pm-8 pm.