Welcome to a guided tour and public presentation of grants for students from the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts.
14.00 Guided tour
15.00 Presentation of grants
I CUT ACROSS THE STREAM / UMEÅ ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS
For the last two years, the master’s degree students at Umeå Academy of Fine Arts have been working in the studios and workshops overlooking the Umeälven River: a powerful torrent in the summer, an iced-over, wide-open canvas during the long, semi-Arctic winter.
Alongside the Academy’s teaching faculty, visiting international artists, curators and theoreticians, the students have negotiated their artistic trajectories across many streams of thought and gesture. In this year’s MA graduation exhibition at Bildmuseet, the graduating students invite you to join them in cutting across.
How do you stand back from the flood of today’s information, quietly yet accurately observing the currents of the past and the present, to determine where to cut across the stream, however violent the currents may be? What may be holding you captive on this side of the river, and what horizons do you imagine and discover coming into being when you step out of the boat, or off the known shores, into the waves and an open horizon?
This year’s MFA degree show from the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå University, presents works by Oliver Bugge, Linn Byrkjeland, Noa Costas Martín, Gideon Eillert, Emie // Eva-Marie Elg, Therése Hurtig, Kiril Prikazcik, Eric Seppas, Rebecca Sharp, Fredrik Zanichelli, Anna Zingmark, and Jo Öqvist.
© Rebecka Sharp och Oliver Bugge. Foto: Oliver Bugge © Courtesy of the artist