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Foto: Marcel Strauß, Felix Plachtzik

Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design launches graduation.studio on November 12, 2020
The Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design’s 2020 graduation show is radically envisioned in a digital environment with a dedicated programming combining art, theory and design

In a radical envisioning of our present moment, the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design launches the digital platform graduation.studio, the school’s 2020 graduation show. Starting November 12, 2020 and throughout January 2021, projects by the students take over a TV studio inside the University building, from where projects, narratives, fictions and speculations are broadcast to the world. Uniting art, theory and design in a transdisciplinary approach, the graduation show takes on a new dimension, overcoming the borders of the school and overflowing towards the digital space.

“At this moment, when everyone sees the reality of the world mediated through their screens”, says University rector Jan Boelen,”we offer a radical presentation in a pared-down TV studio, where the objects produced by the students become simultaneously actors and props for discourse and investigation.” From November 12, 2020, to January 6, 2021, graduation.studio will present interdisciplinary weekly themes and dedicated programming that offer deeper insights on the many different strands of art and research being conducted at the University’s departments. From Future of Memories to Rituals of the Now, the weekly programming investigates our current moment and its entanglements, exploring freedom and its myriad possibilities.

Graduation.studio presents work by graduates of communication design, product design, media art, exhibition design and scenography and art theory and media philosophy. Its organisation and coordination represents an interlinked undertaking. A specifically developed scenography has been designed by Christina Scheib and Sophia Stoewer. The program has been coordinated and curated by Anja Ruschival and Jandra Böttger. The sophisticated website was conceptualized by Felix Plachtzik and Marcel Strauss and programmed by Grischa Erbe. The innovative digital broadcast was directed by Anja Ruschival and Alejandra Janus.

For a complete list of works and artists presented please visit https://graduation.studio/.

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