LIFE, LOVE, JUSTICE
Graduation Exhibition Bachelor and Master Art Institute HGK FHNW
Curated by Nikola Dietrich und Chus Martínez
Curatorial Assistance Marion Ritzmann
23 – 30 August 2020
Kunsthaus Baselland, kunsthausbaselland.ch
Pável Aguilar, Mitchell Anderson, Ana Andra, Vela Arbutina, Hamza Badran, Laura Bolliger, Stefan Brucherseifer, Jonas Brugger, Carolina Brunelli, Céline Maria Brunko, Patricia Bucher, Anna Zoe Bühler, Elias Carella, Elise Corpataux, Nadine Cueni, Sofía Durrieu, Marc Jonas Eichenberger, Georg Faulhaber, Sven Friedli, Georg Gatsas, Jérémy Gigandet, Samuel Grand, Gregory Hari, Martina Henzi, Manuel Justo, Katharina Kemmerling, Ronja Kübler, Laura Küng, Josefina Leon Ausejo, Lisa Maria Lurati, Sarah Malomo, Matilde Martins, Anita Mucolli, Anina Müller, Désirée Nüesch, Sina Oberhänsli, Antonie Oberson, Cheyenne Oswald, Lara Paratte, Timo Paris, Mirjam Plattner, Manuel Queiró, Jaana Rau, Nicolás Sarmiento, Alessandro Schiattarella, Simone Steinegger, Kelly Tissot, Dorian-Orlando Weber, Marilola Wili, Andrea Zimmermann
We ave interviewed all artists in short videos. Click on the names to view the videos.
This year’s master’s and bachelor’s graduation exhibition of the Art Institute, FHNW Academy of Art and Design in Basel presents newly produced works by 50 artists. It is hosted for the fifth year by Kunsthaus Baselland.
Life, Love, Justice is the most special exhibition both of us have ever done, and, without doubt, the most longed for. The artists, in the final year of the bachelor’s or master’s program at the Art Institute HGK FHNW in Basel, were deprived of their freedom of movement, just like the rest of us. But they were also deprived of the opportunity to go to their studios and workshops to continue with their practice. As a practice, art is highly dependent on touch, on establishing a continuous and steady relationship to materials, to humans, to life. All of a sudden, a threatening question loomed for all of us: Is art even possible in these circumstances? How will this new status quo affect younger generations of artists? How are we going to stay in touch with each other? With everyone that constitutes the art community? Art and artists have played a crucial role in society by raising their voices and shaping their works towards social and natural justice, equality and values of empathy and care.