Tripping Autonomy
2018 Graduate Exhibition Master Fine Art, Piet Zwart Institute
Saturday July 7th 2018
Sunday July 15th 2018
Opening Friday July the 6th, 18.00 – 23.00
De Kroon
With contributions by: 
Timur Akhmetov, Sophie Bates, Shraddha Borawake, Katharina Cameron, Larisa David, Marta Hryniuk, Alexander Iezzi, Anne Kolbe, Johanna Kotlaris, George Nesbitt, Collette Rayner, Victor Santamarina, Anastasia Shin, Nick Thomas and Sophie Varin.
Curated by: 
Marloes de Vries
TRIPPING AUTONOMY isthe2018PietZwart Institute Master Fine Art graduate exhibition and performance program, and a collaboration between MAMA, PZI MFA artists, and staff. This year we are hosted by De Kroon, in a former elec- trical engineering factory on the Maas river.
Autonomy is socially constructed and contingent. In a two-year MA Fine Art program that emphasizes self-direction in studio research and practice, and relies upon around-the-clock collective self-governance, autonomies are constantly under negotiation as art and life merge and diverge in the most significant and banal ways.

With Tripping Autonomy, the 2018 MFA graduates assert their agency to trip the term in a group exhibition and performance program that trips all the sensory fuses.

Tripping means to activate, fluff, hallucinate, operate, travel with, hoist, stumble over, dance with, obsess over, get high on, activate, mess with, and release. Hence, a ‘tripping’ autonomy is one that acknowledges and embraces the instabilities inherent to all claims for self-determination, art for art’s sake, and the de-segregation of art and life.


Opening hours

6 July 18:00 — 23:00
7—15 July 13:00 — 19:00, 11 July 13:00 — 21:00
Closed on 9 July


Performance programme

Friday 6 July

20.00 — 20.30
A Heartwarming Bone Cracking - Johanna Kotlaris

21.30 — 21.55
See Someting Suspicious - Larisa David

22.30 — 22.48
L.B.L. - Alexander Iezzi

Wednesday 11 July

20.00 — 20.30
A Heartwarming Bone Cracking - Johanna Kotlaris

20.50 — 21.00
Untitled - Sophie Bates

21.15 — 21.25
A Broom On The Bed - Katharina Cameron

Sunday 15 July

George Nesbitt talks writing his book on UK pop phenomena Sugababes

14.40 — 15.00
A Heartwarming Bone Cracking - Johanna Kotlaris

16.00 — 16.18
L.B.L. - Alexander Iezzi

16.45 — 16.55
Untitled - Sophie Bates


This year we are hosted by De Kroon, in a former electrical engineering factory on the Maas river.

Location: Schiehavenweg 14, Rotterdam (Delfshaven).
Tram 8 from Rotterdam Central Station (direction Spangen, stop Schiemond). Metro lines A,B,C to Delfshaven metro stop.

Graphic design by Team Thursday.