Student Coordinator: Veronika Risnovska
"As an art student, I realised how hard it is to get your art exhibited at festivals without previous recognition, and I also felt like the presentations of different arts programs at BCB lacked connection as dance, theatre, film and visual art students all held their final presentations at different times in the last months of the semester. These realisations together developed into the idea for Pankumenta, which tries to create a platform to connect the art courses while also making space for young artists outside the BCB community.
The idea might have come from me, but the realisation of the project would have never been possible without the amazing support of the Bard Centre for Civic Engagement, who provided a grant for this event, and Bard College Berlin, who provided us with spaces, organizational support, and encouragement from staff members. However, the student input in this event surprised me the most. The way all of them smoothly took responsibility for different sections of the festival and how hard they worked in that hectic time right before the finals still amazes me."
“Pankumenta has been related to my name, but the biggest shout-out goes to Alva Guzzini, Ania Flanigan, Anna Zakelj, Claire August, Mandula van den Berg, Mary Grace Campbell, Nele Paetzold, Pilar Petropoulos-White, Vera Yung, Bono Siebelink, Elena Müller and Martin Korenek. They and no one else made the first year of Pankumenta as great as it was. I hope Pankumenta becomes a BCB tradition and grows its team with more amazing people like these.” -- Veronika Risnovska
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