The textile field is a rich source to relate to artistically, since textiles as material and method are found all around us, in the everyday, in tradition, in politics, in technology and in science. At HDK–Valand Textile Ar,t students are given the artistic tools needed to work at a professional level using the medium of textile as language and expression.
In spring 2020 seven students graduated from the BFA Textile programme. The last months of the students’ education were disrupted by the global pandemic. Without access to the school’s premises and equipment the students were forced to rethink how they could complete their projects. But, as the students’ work demonstrates, textile art is a resilient practice that cannot be stopped by either material or spatial restraints.
The work of the seven student textile artists show intelligence, humor and skill. The significance of Craft practice lies in its ability to harbor and convey complex movements and moods, which not only speaks to these turbulent and uncertain times but also to the possibilities of change.
A big congratulation to seven distinctive, beautiful and thought-provoking bachelor’s theses!
Read more about the Bachelor’s programme in Textile Art: hdk-valand.gu.se/english/education/bachelor-s-programmes/textile-art-bfa
It is with a great pleasure HDK-Valand, the master’s programme in Craft, present the final MFA Degree projects for Jewellery–, Textile– and Ceramic Art – 2020.
The Masters education at HDK-Valand, Department of Craft, is international and multidisciplinary welcoming students from all over the world with BA backgrounds in craft, fine art, design, and other related art educations. Thereby craft is questioned, challenged, and critically contextualized from many different perspectives giving it a voice and impact on our everyday present and future lives.
Craft is an artform closely related to the materials and the processes of making. The students at HDK-Valand, Department of Craft, intimately and iteratively synthesize ideas and theories with the physical shaping and forming of materials in their studios and specialized workshops.
This year with a worldwide pandemic, this has not been possible. With a lockdown of the university the students were interrupted in the middle of their projects. The teaching and planning changed drastically, as well as the form and content of their final degree projects. Despite being distanced from the studios and workshops, the MFA students at HDK– Valand, Department of Craft managed to adapt and complete their projects, including the presentation of their work for examination within a new digital framework.
The students achieved the educational requirements of the Masters programme in Craft, Jewellery-, Textile- and Ceramic art, producing high quality artworks and demonstrating that they are ready to cope with the many challenges they will meet as Craft practitioners outside the art school.
Congratulations to all.
Read more about the Master’s programme in Crafts, Textile Art: hdk-valand.gu.se/english/education/master/textile-art-mfa