It has been an unusual spring for both students and staff at HDK-Valand. As the restrictions around Covid-19 have become increasingly tangible and pervasive, teaching has moved into digital meeting rooms and the many exam exhibitions that were planned have been canceled.
This platform does not replace the cancelled degree exhibitions or the complicated curatorial work of designing, arranging, formulating and staging different artistic practices in a common space. It is not an exhibition. It is something else; a digital window into the student environments and education as well as an opportunity for the students to provide a common overview of their artistic practices.
Exhibiting, interacting with the public and exploring the exhibition space are important elements of art education. As soon as possible, HDK-Valand will resume that work and the many external collaborations that make it possible. The idea is that then this platform will continue on as a complement to the variety of physical exhibitions.