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2018.04.28 - 2018.05.20

BFA/MFA Photography Exhibition: Valand Academy "Next to the Ocean"

Next to the Ocean at Röda Sten Konsthall is an exam exhibition with twenty four students in photography at Valand Academy, Gothenburg University.

The exhibition takes a new view on how exam exhibitions operate and shows the Bachelor-, Master- and PhD- in photography at the Academy Valand under one roof. The exhibition gives an overview of what is happening in young contemporary photography in Sweden. Using different modes of expressions, the width of the exhibition reflects concerns and interests of photographers today.

During the exhibition period, a symposium on photography and feminism if held and the audience is also invited to take part in workshops and shows.

In connection with Next to the Ocean, two publications is published containing images and texts from the exhibiting photographers and artists, doctoral students, researchers and teachers at the program. Together, these photographic projects and texts form a progress report that visualizes the interests, techniques, practitioners and questions that shape today's photography.

The photographic education at Valand Academy is Sweden's only complete milieu, ranging from undergraduate and postgraduate education to artistic research.