MFA students at The Academy of Fine Art at KHIO have conventionally been examined in a group exhibition at the end of their studies*. This academic year, and for the first time, the final year Master students will present individual projects in different spaces at KHIO and around Oslo. These 15 newly developed projects will be diverse in form and will take place at different times during the spring semester. Some of the projects will open simultaneously so that audiences can experience up to five presentations at the same time. * The graduating students will still take part in a curated group exhibition at Kunstnernes Hus in April 2021. This exhibition, however, will no longer be their final exam.
22–28 Mar 2021 (10:00–20:00)
Jaan-Yuan Kuo / The Location of Tears

Open wounds
A blocked drain
Betel nuts
Subtropical oceans
Hardened plaster dries dampness

Three plump memories hide in the dark, stepping on their right toes, flexing them with cracking heels. They crawl along with soggy secrets on their backs. In and out, in and out wet traces become a polish on the ground. Everything is visible, though light is absent. One of the memories strikes up a conversation. “Have you seen the other two?”

Memory is slippery. It shows itself as glimpses, incomplete shapes of a narrative hidden. It is porous, draining into itself in an active search for reconstructed identities. Fragmented memories become categorized: a self-portrait that is more a referential, authorial fiction than an autobiography.

The Location of Tears is the concealed and the exposed, the narrative and the non-narrative. The bodies of the texts and the pictures are trying to capture one another in the patriarchal waves of my orbit, or yours.

Reception Gallery & Vitrine (by the Reception Gallery), KHiO
22nd - 27th March
Mon. - Fri. 10:00 - 20:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Due to COVID-19 regulations the exhibition is open only go to people at KHiO by appointment. (One person at a time with at least two-meter distance.)
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