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What Do We Need Art For?

Bildmuseet turns 40! To celebrate Bildmuseet’s 40th anniversary, we invite you to join a digital forum on our website on Friday–Sunday, October 29–31, 2021. You will meet artists, curators, researchers, authors, musicians, dramatists and other specially invited guests answering the question: What do we need art for?


FRIDAY 29/10 
13:00 Katarina Pierre 
Curator and director of Bildmuseet, Umeå University, Umeå 
Language: Swedish
14:00 Katarina Pirak Sikku 
Artist, Jokkmokk 
Language: Swedish 
15:00 Gavin Butt 
Researcher in visual culture, performance and queer studies, 
Professor of Fine Arts, Northumbria University, Newcastle  
Language: English
16:00 Stina Oscarson 
Dramatist, theatre director and author, Stockholm 
Language: Swedish 

17:00 John Akomfrah 
Artist and filmmaker, London 
Language: English 
SATURDAY 30/10  
13:00 Cedric Nunn  
Photographer and documentary filmmaker, Mangethe 
Language: English 
14:00 Maria Lind 
Curator, art critic and Cultural Counsellor at the Embassy of Sweden, Moscow 
Language: Swedish 
15:00 Sofia Jannok and Dennis Lyxzén 
Musicians, Umeå and Vännäs 
Language: Swedish 
16:00 Tone Olaf Nielsen 
Curator, writer and co-founder Trampoline House and its exhibition space  
CAMP / Center for Art on Migration Politics, Copenhagen 
Language: English 
17:00 Jumana Emil Abboud 
Artist, Jerusalem 
Language: English 
SUNDAY 31/10 
13:00 Mats Caldeborg  
Artist and Artistic Director of Konsthall Norra Kvarken, Järnäsklubb 
Language: Swedish 
14:00 Lars Strannegård 
President of the Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm 
Language: Swedish 
15:00 Grada Kilomba 
Artist, philosopher and writer, Berlin 
Language: English 
16:00 Antonia Alampi  
Curator, researcher, writer and Artistic Director for Spore Initiative, Berlin 
Language: English 
17:00 Naeem Mohaiemen 
Artist and filmmaker New York 
Language: English