The world was flat, now it's round, and it will be a hologram. The exhibition The World was Flat shows contemporary art that engages with ideas about time and space. Addressing the power of astrology, or the shaman as a conduit between the rational and the supernatural, but also humankind's desire for order and logical explanations for all phenomena.
The World was Flat presents works by Julieta Aranda, Erick Beltrán, François Bucher, Rometti Costales, Harun Farocki, Jeppe Hein, Klara Hobza, Bernd Kröplin, Lina Maria López, Douwe Mulder, John Mario Ortiz, Julien Prévieux, Benoit Pype, Manuela Ribadeneira, Tomás Saraceno and Daniel Steegmann Mangrané. A few objects are on loan from the Berlin Museum of Medical History at the Charité University Hospital.
The exhibition was produced by Bildmuseet and curated by François Bucher and Lina Maria López. It is supplemented by a series of conversations about changing worldviews with researchers from Umeå University.
The World was Flat and its events programme is part of the University's 50th anniversary celebrations.
Thanks to Humlab and Sliperiet at Umeå University, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Umeå and to the Embassy of Denmark in Sweden.