Hogeschool Rotterdam Willem de Kooning Academie

Tripping Autonomy

Tripping Autonomy

2018 Graduate Exhibition Master Fine Art, Piet Zwart Institute

Featuring Timur Akhmetov, Sophie Bates, Shraddha Borawake, Katharina Cameron, Larisa David, Marta Hryniuk, Alexander Iezzi, Anne Kolbe, Johanna Kotlaris, George Nesbitt, Collette Rayner, Victor Santamarina, Anastasia Shin, Nick Thomas, and Sophie Varin. Guided by Marloes de Vries (curator, MAMA).

Tripping Autonomy is the 2018 Piet Zwart Institute Master Fine Art graduate exhibition and performance program, and a collaboration between MAMA, PZI MFA artists, and staff.

Autonomy is socially constructed and contingent. In a two-year MA Fine Art program that emphasizes self-direction in studio research and practice and relies upon around-the-clock collective self-governance, autonomies are constantly under negotiation as art and life merge and diverge in the most significant and banal ways.

With Tripping Autonomy, the 2018 MFA graduates assert their agency to trip the term in a group exhibition and performance program that trips all the sensory fuses.

Tripping means to activate, fluff, hallucinate, operate, travel with, hoist, stumble over, dance with, obsess over, get high on, activate, mess with, and release. Hence, a “tripping” autonomy is one that acknowledges and embraces the instabilities inherent to all claims for self-determination, art for art’s sake, and the de-segregation of art and life.

Graphic design by Team Thursday.

This year we are hosted by De Kroon, in a former electrical engineering factory on the Maas river. Tram 8 from Rotterdam Central Station (direction Spangen, stop Schiemond). Metro lines A,B,C to Delfshaven metro stop.

Hours: July 7–15 1–7pm, closed Monday July 9.