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MA Contemporary Arts Practice diploma festival presented by Bern Academy of the Arts

June 17–21, 2022

Opening: June 16, 6–9pm

Interlaced, the 2022 edition of the diploma festival, is presented by the Master Contemporary Arts Practice of the Bern Academy of the Arts. We’re delighted to be returning to the Kunsthaus Centre d’art Pasquart and other venues in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland. The festival will bring together 23 diploma students from the Fine Arts, Sound Arts, Performance Art, and Literary Writing/Translation disciplines.

We kindly invite you to Biel to see our exhibition at Kunsthaus Centre d’art Pasquart, to hear the sound installations and performances in Alte Krone’s stairway and attic, and in La Voirie, and to see our live performances and literary readings at Espace Libre and Le Singe.

With contributions by Lejla Bajrami, Stefano Benini, Silvan Birkner, Mercedes Borguńska, Aglaia Brändli, Ruth Buck, Arunà Canevascini, Camille Decrey, Sara Di Addezio Catella, Kevin Eason, Weronika Grzes, Samuel Haettenschweiler, Mona Louisa-Melinka Hempel, Laura Mietrup, Aurélien Perdreau, Charles Wrapner, Tobias Rüetschi, Paula Sanchez Mugas, Lilian Schütz, Murat-Mevlana Temel, Samuel Trümpy, Linda Wunderlin, Karel Ziehli

For more information on the program and the artists, please visit the festival website. Congratulations to our graduating class on this great achievement! Enjoy the festival!

Andrea Gohl, Head of Studies MA Contemporary Arts Practice / Andi Schoon & Thomas Strässle, Head of Department Y Institute.

The Master Contemporary Arts Practice program at Bern Academy of the Arts is a dynamic two-year multidisciplinary program that focuses on four study areas: Fine Arts, Sound Arts, Literary Writing/Translation, and Performance Art. This is the only course of its kind in Switzerland, drawing on a national and worldwide network. The program’s goal is to cultivate individual artistic positions within a collaborative and multidisciplinary setting. Individual mentoring sessions and group seminars allow students and teaching professionals from various sectors of art to interact.

Master’s students benefit from highly customized mentoring and courses that include both theory and practical challenges in the arts. Study tours and theoretical seminars are examples of joint events, as are presentations of students’ own work for discussion in colloquies and showcasing projects at public events. This Master’s programme, which may only be studied at Bern Academy of the Arts HKB, is supported by superb infrastructure, including artist and recording studios, mechanical workshops, and media libraries.

For more information please visit website.

Kunsthaus Pasquart
Seevorstadt 71
2502 Biel/Bienne
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