Avgang 2022: minus plus minus equals plus
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“A black hole at the heart of the dwarf galaxy Henize 2-10 is creating stars rather than gobbling them up. The black hole is apparently contributing to the firestorm of new star formation taking place in the galaxy.” — NASA, January 19, 2022. — (Editor, Andrea Gianopoulos). A new discovery was announced by NASA in January 2022. The galaxy Hezine 2-10 contains a black hole unlike any seen before: Instead of consuming stars, it produces them. While the past couple of years have been something of a black hole for just about everyone, they have also been a time of re-evaluation and rebirth. minus plus minus equals plus – the 2022 degree show for the Medium and Material-based Art, and Art and Public Space pathways of the Art and Craft department of Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO) – considers how challenging circumstances may stimulate surprising new understanding. The culmination of the MA studies of the twenty-nine graduating artists, the exhibition and this catalogue offer a rich mix of creative ideas, materials, concepts, and processes that embody their hopes for what lies ahead, be those political, social, environmental or personal. Curator: Nicholas John Jones Graduating students: Alexandra Skog Booker, Amalie Vöge Jensen, Amina Baker Shubar, Anna Weilhartner, Asta Marie Tutavae Iversen, Debangona Paul, Ebbe Arneberg, Hågen Gade, Hanna Halsebakke, Ingrid Aarvik Berge, Jad El Khoury, Jan Wold, Joel Arantes Correia, Julia K. Persson, Kamil Kak, Karen Pettersen, Kari Ibel Kolltveit, Karoline Kvalheim, Lill Yildiz Yalcin, Magnus Hovland Vanebo, Mari Ulland, Nicholas Fox, Renate D. Dahl, Rosanna Vibe, Sarah Svensson, Shitika Agrawal, Sunniva Havstein, Susanne Roti, Xin Liang.