The third edition of DIPLOMA, project initiated by The Institute, presented more than 250 graduation and dissertation projects in over 25 creative disciplines, from October 21st to 30th, 2016, at Știrbei Palace in Bucharest. The project is dedicated to showcasing the diploma works of creative and vocational universities graduates, offering the opportunity for these works to become visible among a larger audience than the fellow students and professors.
The exhibition programme featured some of the best 2016 graduation works from universities in Bucharest and across the country, and also included workshops and conferences, portfolio reviews, film screenings, theater shows and a classical music concert.
Although this year’s edition focused on fashion design, there were several installation, animation, painting or graphic design projects that caught our attention, enjoy a quick recap below.
Andra Mirea – The Storm. “This phenomenon can create a state of panic starting with the suffocating heat to thunder and lightning. But what happens when reports of scale change? The small size of the storm lets you enjoy the given state without causing the viewer to lose himself because of the greatness of the phenomenon.”
Andrei Dragomir – Representation/Absence. “A series of minimalist animations illustrating three classic pieces of performance art by Chris Burden and Marina Abramović and also some performance scores from Fluxus.”
Laura Diaconu – The City. “The city, in essence, is not only a surface, it lives and develops together with the people. The work presents the direct connection between man and city, between one moving element and one static element and functioning in a harmonious way.”
Andrei Damian – Pharmacopolium, Modern Medieval Medicine. “Pharmacopolium is a book that presents cures from the Medieval era extracted from the medicinal encyclopedia Bald’s Leechbook, and presented to the reader in a modern manner inspired by instructional graphics similar to IKEA. The book contains a strong contrast that provokes curiosity and skepticism.”
Andrei Mihai Grosu – Mnemotechnics and Visual Memory Manual. “This book aims gaining a better control and a better coordination of the memory. It uses more or less elaborate encodings, indications of recovery and imagery as tools for a more efficient storage and retrieval of information.”
Andreea Ungureanu – Intimate. “Intimate includes a series of eight papers. Each work describes plastically the underwear vision of the professors from Andreea’s college. She chose to show the professor’s personality seen through her eyes, but also the visual and emotional impression that they had on her.”
Roberta Ionescu – Fingerprint (details). “Fingerprint contains a collection of passer-by people, symbolizing the proof of that moment, of that space and time. The works capture a small corner of society dressed in a minimalist atmosphere, a geometric and rational composition, representing the environment that plays in opposition to human malleability.”