Sunday, 4 July 2021

The Beginning Show 2021 - Maastricht Institute of Arts

Joep Meuwissen
Maastricht Institute of Arts has undergone many transformations in recent years, from format to name. Unchanged is the ongoing cycle of upcoming talents, coming and going. A graduation project is a moment where acquired qualities and talent come together. But it's only a moment, with some coming out better than others. The great thing about graduation shows is the optimism, hopes and dreams of people who are actually just starting out. 

Matylda Krzykowski, alumna of the academy, was invited to curate the graduation exhibition, to provide a context, and in case of Maastricht academy perhaps a start of identity building.
She came up with the concept of 'The Beginning', a great start to hopefully a future of exploring the beginning. The work of the students shows a diversity of approaches and themes appropriate to this time. Maastricht academy produces solid projects, carefully presented. Not always distinctive in approach in relation to the broader discourse.

Matylda Krzykowski

This generation of designers and artists is involved in social issues, is vulnerable, personal and seeks the relationship with nature. In many works these aspects are expressed in material, object, body or autonomous ideas.
Dominika Kasova created a series of objects reflecting on the idea of how we preceive visual satisfaction and disatisfashion through the eyes of her own OCD experience. Leah Schulze created interactive communication tools, designed for dementia patients and their families.
Joep Meuwissen translated different phases of growingup development, from child to adult. He worked with special education children. Drawings of the children in which they express their emotions and dreams have been translated into print and incorporated into the collection. Based on his own experience, his project is a personal tribute to special children who do not fit into the standard of society. Collection has become a beautiful combination of personal engagement and fashion design. Merel van de Kerkhof presents an activist collection against the white male power, using second hand clothing and upcyling techniques. Evelien Klerkx explored curiousity through tufting technique and designed beautiful rugs. Liam Berners used lasercutting technique to create a series of rings in which he expressed his quest to connect with nature and holistic lifestyle.
Furthermore, there were projects on show exploring waste material research, intimacy, post humanism and consumerism. Max Dekker presented the boldest statement with installation 'Buying nothing will save the world'.

 In addition to the work of the class of 2021, works by a number of 2020 graduating students were also on display.

Take a look at some images from Design and Fine Arts department.

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Pien Krings

Nadia Kitzen

Nadia Kitzen

María Voth Velasco

Max Dekker

Max Dekker

Max Dekker

Johnny Welcome

Mariusz Slawinski

Leah Schulze

Leah Schulze

Leah Schulze

Camille Vrusch

Camille Vrusch

Veerle van Esser

Evelien Klerkx

Evelien Klerkx

Evelien Klerkx

Evelien Klerkx

Riemke Ipema

Annemijn Adriaensen

Merel van de Kerkhof

Merel van de Kerkhof

Merel van de Kerkhof

Dominka Kasova

Dominka Kasova

Liam Berners

Liam Berners

Lotte Hendriks

Lotte Hendriks

Sjang Niederwieser

Sabina Scheurs

Tara Velting

Sanne Bruurmijn
Sanne Bruurmijn

Sanne Bruurmijn

 

Carmen  Vollebergh

Carmen  Vollebergh

Joep Meuwissen

Joep Meuwissen


Joep Meuwissen

FINE ARTS

Room with work of
Myrthe Triepels, Quinn Zeljak, Tim van Wijk, Judith Reijnders


Tim van Wijk - Quinn Zeljak

Quinn Zeljak

Quinn Zeljak

Quinn Zeljak

Judith Reijnders

Quinn Zeljak

Christy Westhovens

Boris Dieleman

Boris Dieleman

Ellis Driessen

Ellis Driessen

Goya van der Heijden

Goya van der Heijden


Mauri Loots

Mauri Loots

Emma Peters


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