– Thursday June 12: from 20:00 to 23:00, the Piet Zwart Institute presents the opening of Unlinked, the graduation exhibition of the Master Media Design and Communication at TENT, Rotterdam,

– Tuesday June 24: the first year students present two events. The Art of Documentation from 17:30 to 18:30 in the WORM filmzaal, followed by Politics of Craft in V2_, which opens at 19:00 and continues until 29 june.

– Saturday June 14 and 18: VHS Anatomy Workshop with Niek Hilkmann, at TENT

– Sunday June 29: the finnisage of Unlinked from 15:00 to 18:00 in TENT, features a launch of the graduation catalogue, a concert by Niek Hilkmann and a performance by Nan Wang.

UNLINKED (dislocations, disappearances and deprecations)

This year’s graduation show of the Piet Zwart Institute’s Master of Media Design & Communication: Networked & Lens-Based perhaps reflects a shift in popular culture. Whereas no self-respecting media self-help book or newspaper article published in the last decade missed using ‘linked’ or ‘stay connected’ in the text several times, a more recent rash of articles and runaway best-sellers feature words such as ‘introvert’ or ‘silence’. Have we reached a consensual moment where we might all agree it has become urgently necessary to critically look at how the words ‘social’ and ‘media’ might be used together? Is it becoming increasingly pressing to explore how contemporary media forms pervasive networks of both communication and mis-communication? To look at how media can foster community yet also create isolation and foster loneliness?

Each project reflects a unique research trajectory over two years: each artist has developed a unique media language through which they have researched particular topics and then – through a cycle of studio-based practice and critical reflection – have created the artworks and research projects you will find in this show: works about dislocation, disappearance & deprecation.

Graduating Master MMD&C students: Roel Roscam Abbing, Yoana Buzova, Lasse van den Bosch Christensen, Marlon Harder, Menno Harder, Nicole Hametner, Niek Hilkmann, Michaela Lakova, Nan Wang.

Time: Thursday June 12 20:00 – 23:00 exhibition continues until Sunday 29 June
Location: TENT Rotterdam, Witte de Withstraat 50