At This Point is a publication hosting the conjuncture of thirteen artistic research projects which were to become public through an exhibition in April 2020 at Göteborgs Konsthall. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the exhibition was cancelled and the intended art works were left in limbo, out of the public sphere. Now fragments of them emerge, revised, to meet within the pages of this publication.
Through a selection of texts, this publication recognizes the agonistic relationships, commonalities and differences of approach to artistic research and its methods that emerged within a class of MFA Fine Art students becoming-public together. The contributions depart from the research-oriented artistic practice of the MFA Fine Art programme at HDK-Valand and follows on from the in-depth research that has been undertaken during the last two years by the contributors. The plurality of inquiries addressed includes specific areas of concern such as:
political science, colonial imaginaries, nationalism, gentrification, masculine identity, the capitalocene, affective capitalism and the therapeutic turn, the construction of masculinity, hegemonic understandings of gender, temporality, memory, sensation and physical presence, autotheory.
Contributors: Alexander Stevenson, Alexandra Papademetriou, Beate Persdotter Løken, Gloria López-Cleries, James Duffy, Johanna Oskarsson, Kasra Seyed Alikhani, Kolbrún Inga Söring, Reyhaneh Mirjahani, Una Sigtryggsdóttir, and Åke Sjöberg.
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