My Practice, My Politics Curatorial statement

“The personal is political. Whether explicit or implicit, there is an embedded political dimension to everything we do. My Practice, My Politics explores how art, too, is inherently political. The exhibition aims to expand our ideas on political modes of expression. Through a wide array of artistic practices, the presentation conveys manifestations, interfaces and exchanges between the individual and the societal.   

My Practice, My Politics portrays the way in which artists and designers capture their views on society through the subject matter they explore, the language and tools they employ, the aesthetics they manifest, and the communities they engage.”  

Read the full curatorial statement text by Saskia van Stein and Agata Jaworska: ONCE UPON OUR TIME


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Agata Jaworska

Agata Jaworska creates curatorial projects that bring together design,  popular culture and politics. Her exhibitions reflect upon current events in society, focusing on how design is shaped by various agents of the state and the market.

Together with Giovanni Innella and in partnership with Bureau Europa, she has curated Domestic Affairs, a travelling exhibition which sees the house as an interface to our social, economic and political lives. Also with Innella and in partnership with The New Institute, she curated The Life Fair, an exhibition that sees the body as a battlefield. Agata also curates the graduation exhibitions with the Design Department of Sandberg Institute, and teaches at the Curating and Writing master programme at the Design Academy Eindhoven.

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Saskia van Stein

Saskia van Stein is artistic and managing Director at Bureau Europa, platform for architecture and design in Maastricht. As a presentation and network organization, Bureau Europa presents exhibitions and other activities in the field of architecture, design, instable media and urbanism. From a broad cultural perspective, the issues addressed in this institute relate to contemporary societal global urgencies and how these are analyzed, addressed or expressed in the designed environment.

Van Stein has an ardent social and cultural commitment and is actively involved in many debates on art, architecture and design, both as a cultural practitioner, writer and as educator she’s frequently involved in guest lecturing. She’s part of numerous committees and juries such as The Prix de Rome and Dutch Design Awards jury. Currently she’s also part of the advisory committee to the Council for Culture.

Curators Saskia van Stein and Agata Jaworska were invited to make a selection of work by recent bachelor and master KABK graduates and students from the Fine Arts and Design disciplines.

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The exhibition concept is supervised by Roosje Klap and Niels Schrader co-heads of the bachelor Graphic Design and master Non-Linear Narrative.