The graduate exhibition has something ambivalent about it. As fixed as the annual date might be in the city’s cultural calendar, the exhibition also runs counter to everyday life at the Hochschule. Like the ebb and flow of the tide, EXAMEN marks a cycle with unforeseen dimensions. For the graduates it marks the symbolic end of their studies and a metamorphosis. There is a similarity to particles in quantum physics, simultaneously behaving as particles and as waves whose potential is still unexplored.
The exhibition is curated by documenta Institute research associate Mateo Chacón Pino. Commenting on his role, Mateo Chacón Pino says: "I am delighted to be working with the Kunsthochschule. With the exhibition, I would like to take a look at the artistic and creative careers of the graduates and think of the format of the final exhibition as a transition from training to professional practice. The participating artists and designers will help shape the cultural future of the city of Kassel, Germany and beyond."
Poster design: Patrick Barzagar-Nazari, Imina Geilmann, Henning Roye