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Utställningen Åtta grader / Samtida konst om skogen visas på Bildmuseet 15 mars 2024 till 12 januari 2025.

Forest Debate in a New Light

Time Sunday 15 September, 2024 at 14:00 - 15:00
Place Bildmuseet

Welcome to a lecture titled Forest Debate in a New Light, in connection to Eight Degrees / Contemporary Art on the Forest. With Klara Härgestam, PhD candidate in Rhetoric at Örebro University.

Free entrance, limited number of seats

Language: Swedish.

In collaboration with Future Forests, Umeå University.


Eight Degrees / Contemporary Art on the Forest brings together contemporary art exploring our complex relationship with the forest, ranging from ideas of an inviolable intrinsic value to the conception of something to be utilised, such as an economic asset or a space for recreation. What is a forest? And what pressing questions about it are relevant here and now?

Through photography, film, sculpture, drawing, textiles, sound, and installations, the artists invite us to reflect on the forest, observed and depicted from various perspectives and with diverse experiences. Their works provoke questions about tradition and future, forestry practices, land conflicts, biological diversity, and the forest as a sacred space.

The exhibition title Eight degrees references Jörgen Stenberg’s eponymous poem.

Organizer: Bildmuseet
Event type: Lecture