From Studium to Punctum - Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) Graduation Exhibition 2012 is co-presented by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University and the Hong Kong Art School. The exhibition will be held from 7 – 28 July at the Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre. Thirty-nine emerging artists will showcase their works, in diverse mediums that include Ceramics, Painting, Sculpture, Photography and Multimedia Installation. This year’s graduation exhibition is titled “From Studium to Punctum”. In his book “Camera Lucida”, Roland Barthes applied the twin concepts of “studium” and “punctum” on photography. Studium denotes the cultural, linguistic, and political interpretation, while punctum depicts the wounding, personally touching detail. The duality of these cohesive forces offers dynamic possibilities while the graduates have focused on the exploration between general interpretations and distinctive visions.