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Umeå Academy of Fine Arts / Meanwhile

2019-05-03 to 2019-05-19

In stories, the word meanwhile transfers us to an event taking place at the same time but in a place offset from the main event. We are transported to this other place and we know that this is so, because what is about to happen there will soon have an impact on the development of the story. Meanwhile is a signal to raise our attention. What is told now will matter in the story as it develops.

The Academy of Fine Arts Master exhibition is the final exhibition of a two-year long process of intensive discussions, research and work. For the young artists it is an opportunity to see, and show their work in the context of a museum. For the visitor it gives the chance of an insight into discourse within the field of contemporary art, the questioning of new materials and the evaluation of traditional ones. It poses questions, triggered by changes in the way we see and touch the world, both its tangible and its virtual realities. It is also a survey of the tension between a globalised discussion of how our world is visually represented and the experiences of a local reality meanwhile.

Participating artists: Martin Arvidsson, Johannes Blomgren, Jonas Börjesson, Laura Cemin, Siri Elfhag, Adrián Espinós Ferrero, Moa Gustafsson Söndergaard, Jonne Hansson, Agatha Lewandowski, Ingvild Melberg Eikeland, Ingeborg Paulsrud, Alex Rosa, Sally von Rosen, Linda Samuelsson and Peter Stridsberg.

The Master's programme at Umeå Academy of Fine Arts is a two-year and internationally oriented programme that follows a Bachelor's degree. During the same period as the MA exhibition runs at Bildmuseet, the BA students will exhibit at Västerbottens museum.