This year's exhibition by graduate students from the master's programme at the Academy of Fine Arts at Umeå University is entitled C.R.E.A.M. (Cash Rules Everything Around Me). The title refers to a critical questioning of societal values and the possibilities to challenge their definition through artistic expression.
The exhibition presents works by Carolina Andreasson, Emil Carlsiö, Micaela Cignozzi, Laura Heuberger, Jenny Käll, Ariadna Mangrané, Frederico Sjöstrand de Oliveira and Alexander Skats. Their main tutor is artist Christoph Draeger, Professor at the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts.
C.R.E.A.M. is the culmination of five years of study in Fine Arts and displays a wide range of ideas. Based on their specific interests and personalities, the students have developed independent ways of working.
Programme in conjunction to the exhibition
FRI 4/5 17:00- 21:00
Art Friday! A Friday evening with an exhibition opening, DJ and bar. At 19:00, the opening of C.R.E.A.M. (Cash Rules Everything Around Me), this year's graduation exhibition by students at the master's programme at the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts. The artists will be present. Inauguration talk by Katrin Holmqvist-Sten, head of Umeå Academy of Fine Arts. Professor Christoph Draeger, main supervisor at the master's programme, presents the exhibition.
FRI 11/5 17:00-21:00
Art Friday! A Friday evening with film screenings and mingling at the bar. At 19:00, screenings of short films on the theme Move, by bachelor's students from the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts supervised by artist and guest professor Annika Ström. Guest DJ:s this evening are DJ Puzzle (Christoph Draeger) with friend. The bar opens at 17:00.
SUN 13/5 13:00-15:00
13:00: The graduate students from the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts will give a guided tour in their exhibition C.R.E.A.M.
14:00: Grants ceremony for the graduating students, open to all. The ceremony is led by Head Katrin Holmqvist-Sten and Christoph Draeger, Professor at the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts.
FRI 18/5 17:00-21:00
Art Friday! A Friday evening with art, readings, performance and music. The bar opens at 17:00. From 18:00, artists and Fine Arts students will read texts and poetry, mixed with music acts. The event is arranged in collaboration with Gore Text and the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts at Umeå University. It's time for some emotional GORE!
Gore Text is a platform for text as an artistic medium. It is an initiative by art students Linnea Johnels and Julia Sjölin, and has earlier has previously taken place at the gallery at Umeå Academy of Fine Arts and, in conjunction with Littfest, at Konstfrämjandet.
SAT 19/5 12:00-16:00
Open workshop on transformation of materials led by Jenny Käll, one of the graduating artists participating in the exhibition C.R.E.A.M. She writes:
Come and try to carve a knife with another knife, bake a bread knife that can then be used as a butter knife to finally be eaten. A transformation of a material to another material, from an extension of a body with a body to another body.
How do we relate to the objects that surround us? We are bound to furniture, food, tools, etc. They become extensions of our bodies, and we extend them. The knife is a knife but maybe it doesn't really become a knife until we use it as one, the way the knife user cannot be a knife user without a knife. In that sense they crate each other. Can this be reproduced in different staged and other forms?
SUN 20/5 14:00
Master's students from the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts give a guided tour in their exhibition C.R.E.A.M.