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Umeå Academy of Fine Arts / Cultural Capital

2014-05-03 to 2014-05-18

Bildmuseet has a long tradition of hosting the exhibition of the graduating master class from Umeå Academy of Fine Arts. This year's exhibition is titled Cultural Capital and shows work by fourteen Master of Fine Arts graduates under professor Florian Zeyfang.

Participating artists are Lasse Brink, Mark Frygell, Jonas Gazell, Anna Johansson, Ingrid Klintskog, Wenche Crusell, Jens Lindqvist, Camilla Lundquist, Chris Magnusson, Ida Persson, Jaqueline Shabo, Madelaine Sillfors, Matti Sumari and Fabian Tholin.

The exhibition is curated by Viktor Neumann, an independent curator based in Berlin. Cultural Capital showcases individual works of the graduates as well as their collective interventions in situations connected to the public sphere of the municipality of Umeå as a current host of the European Capital of Culture 2014. The title of the exhibition is also linked to Pierre Bourdieu's theory of cultural capital as something you possess or do not possess. The exhibition also present results of the student surveys of the artist's role in society. A catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

A second exhibition at the Berlin institution ZK/U (Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik / Center for Art and Urbanistics) will take place from May 30th until June 5th.