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Events 2014


Vernissage Thilo Frank and Andreas Johansson
2014-01-19 14:00-18:00 

THILO FRANK
His installations, sculptures and photo series lead the viewer into situations creating interactive physical dialogues. Physical phenomena and environments of our daily life are interpreted in a new context emphasizing our perception of light, space and motion in a poetic and playful way.

ANDREAS JOHANSSON / PLACE POSITION
Andreas Johansson's images of desolate, abandoned places, environments that we all feel that we recognize. For Bildmuseet he creates a new work - an illusory three-dimensional landscape constructed as a collage of photographs cut apart.

Inauguration Weekend at Bildmuseet
2014-01-31 11:00 - 2014-02-02 21:00 

Inauguration Weekend at Bildmuseet
Bildmuseet is open from 11:00 to 21:00 Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the inauguration weekend of the European Capital of Culture year. The same opening hours apply for the creative workshop for all ages, supervised by art educators.

Guided Tours Every Hour
Every hour from 12:00 we offer guided tours in the current exhibitions. The tour will be held in English upon request.

Opening of New Exhibitions
On Sunday February 2nd you are invited to the opening event for the two new exhibitions, Leonor Fini / Pourquoi pas? and Katarina Pirak Sikku / Nammaláhpán. Presentations, artisttalks, opening mingle and music.

Frida Hyvönen at the Bildmuseet stage
The opening festivities on Sunday end with a concert by Frida Hyvönen on Bildmuseet's stage on Sunday at 16:30. After that open for mingling and exhibition visits throughout the evening until 21.00.

The four exhibitions at Bildmuseet this weekend are:

Leonor Fini / Pourquoi pas?
Surrealistic pieces from 30′s, 40′s and 50′s by the French-Italian artist Leonor Fini. Paintings, drawings, objects, design, litterature, film and photography. The exhibition is open the entire weekend, but don't miss the event on Sunday at 15:00 when the exhibition is officially inaugurated by the French Ambassador Jean-Pierre Lacroix

Katarina Pirak Sikku / Nammaláhpán
Can sorrow be inherrited? Katarina Pirak-Sikku's exhibition relates to Swedish racial biology's studies of the Sámi population in the early 1900s. The exhibition is open the entire weekend, but don't miss the event on Sunday at 15:00 when the exhibition is officially inaugurated in the presence of the artist

Thilo Frank
Poetic and playful installations emphasizing our perception of light, space and motion.

Andreas Johansson / Place Position
An illusory pop-up landscape of photographs cut apart.

Vernissage Leonor Fini and Katarina Pirak Sikku
2014-02-02 15:00-18:00 

Vernissage Leonor Fini / Pourquoi pas? and Katarina Pirak Sikku / Nammaláhpán. Inaugural speech by Umeå University Vice-Chancellor Lena Gustafsson, French Ambassador Jean-Pierre Lacroix and museum director Katarina Pierre. Katarina Pirak Sikku gives an introduction to her exhibition.
16.00 Refreshments and canapés, Susanne Jonsson.
KL16.30 Frida Hyvönen on stage
 

LEONOR FINI  / POURQUPI PAS?
Leonor Fini began her career in 1930s Paris, where she was part of the circle of the surrealists and participated in their exhibitions. Her evocative and personal art challenged by questioning the line between feminine and masculine, myth and reality, consciousness and the unconscious - a versatile artist who is now presented for the first time in the Nordic countries. The exhibition at Bildmuseet features paintings, drawings, book illustrations, text, film and costume sketches for theater and opera.

KATARINA PIRAK SIKKU / NAMMALÁHPÁN
Can sorrow be inherited? This is the question that artist Katarina Pirak Sikku asks in her project on Swedish racial biology's studies of the Sámi population. Her exhibition, in which she gives a new perspective on the history of Swedish science, can be seen at Bildmuseet in 2014.

Maja Hagerman / Katarina Pirak Sikku
2014-02-04 18:30-20:00 

Conversation between author Maja Hagerman and artist Katarina Pirak Sikku, in the exhibition Nammaláhpán

Surrealism and sensuality
2014-02-09 14:00-15:00 

Elisabeth Mansén is a professor of History of Ideas at Stockholm University. She has written about the women of the Surrealist movement in several contexts, including in the anthology Vidgade sinnen (New Doxa 2003). An article about Meret Oppenheim, Fingertip Knowledge is included in the next issue of the British journal The Senses & Society.

Jonas Ellerström is a writer, translator, art critic and publisher. He has translated texts by Leonor Fini for Bildmuseet, Joyce Mansour's novel Julius Caesar (Sphinx, 2009) and on several occasions written about Dorothea Tanning. He has also published female surrealists like Leonora Carrington, Meret Oppenheim and Greta Knutson.

Language: Swedish

Guided Tour: Leonor Fini / Pourquoi pas?
2014-02-16 14:00-15:00 

Curator Brita Täljedal gives a guided tour of the exhibition Leonor Fini / Pourquoi pas?

Opening: Marja Helander
2014-02-23 14:00-18:00 

MARJA HELANDER / SILENCE
Marja Helander's works often revolve around her own identity in the borderland between Finnish and Sami culture as well as the encounter between contemporary and traditional culture. Her work for Bildmuseet is a series of photographs in which she explores the idea of nature's soul and what a sacred place can be.

Book sale in Bildmuseets shop
2014-02-25 11:00-20:00 

The annual book sale starts in Bildmuseets shop

Ola Larsmo on the history of Racial Biology
2014-02-25 18:30-20:00 

A lecture by Author Ola Larsmo. Language: Swedish.

Katarina Pirak Sikku gives a tour of her exhibition
2014-03-04 18:30-20:00 

Artist Katarina Pirak Sikku gives a guided tour of her exhibition Nammaláhpán. An event in conjunction to the Sami Week in Umeå.

Self-stagings
2014-03-09 14:00-15:00 

A guided tour of the exhibition Leonor Fini / Pourquoi pas? by Andrea Kollnitz, Center for Fashion Studies at Stockholm University.

Juliette Kennedy on Mathematics as Art
2014-03-11 18:30-20:00 

The drawing is a set of thoughts: On reading mathematical constructions as works of art. A lecture by Juliette Kennedy, Associate professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Helsinki and Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies. Lecture language: English

Juliette Kennedy considers how and why mathematical constructions may be construed as artworks. Orozco's remark that "the drawing is a set of thoughts" is one point of departure, as are the work and writings of the American sculptor Fred Sandback, and the painters Kate Shepherd and Kathrin Hilten.

The talk at Bildmuseet is part of the Workshop on Beauty and Explanation in
Mathematics, in collaboration with the Department of Science and Mathematics Education, and Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics at Umeå University.

Ceci n'est pas une soirée de surréalisme
2014-03-13 16:00-22:00

An evening of surrealism, poetry, film, art and festivities. In collaboration with Littfest - Umeå's international literature festival.

Film: IMAGO: Meret Oppenheim
2014-03-13 16:00-17:30 

Pamela Robertson-Pearce begins with a brief introduction of her and Anselm Spoerris poetic documentary about the Swiss multi artist. Language: English.

In collaboration with Littfest - Umeå's international literature festival.

Guided tour of the exhibition Leonor Fini Pourquoi pas?
2014-03-13 18:00-19:00 

Guided tour of the exhibition Leonor Fini Pourquoi pas? In collaboration with Littfest - Umeå's international literature festival.

The Beautiful and the Obscene
2014-03-13 19:30-21:00 

Author Aase Berg and Professor Birgitta Holm in conversation about Rut Hillarp and the Litterary surrealism. Moderator: Anna Rådström. In collaboration with Littfest - Umeå's international literature festival.

Poetry Bar
2014-03-13 21:00-22:00 

Readings by the Icelandic poet, author and musician Sjón, poet and editor Helena Fagertun, the August Prize-nominated poet Athena Farrokhzad, poet, author and critic Aase Berg, the poet Grace Nichols and the Japanese poet John Tachibana .  In collaboration with Littfest - Umeå's international literature festival.

Opening: Swedish Picture Book of the Year
2014-03-16 14:00-18:00 

I collaboration with Krumelur - föreningen för unga ord i norr, Umeå 2014, Astrid Lindgrens Stiftelse Solkatten, Kulturföreningen Pilgatan, Länsbiblioteken i Västerbotten och Västernorrland and Littfest - Umeås internationella litteraturfestival. 

SWEDISH PICTURE BOOK OF THE YEAR

A newly established award recognises the picture book as an artistic medium that combines two art forms, text and image. Swedish Picture Book of the Year will be showcased in an exhibition at Bildmuseet, in conjunction to the winner being announced at Littfest - Umeå International Literature Festival 2014.

On Sami Rights to Land and Water
2014-03-18 18:30-20:00 

A lecture by Patrik Lantto, Professor and Director of the Centre for Sami Research at Umeå university.

In collaboration with the Centre for Sami Research (CeSam) - Vaartoe

Guided Tour: Leonor Fini / Pourquoi pas?
2014-03-23 14:00-15:00 

Curator Brita Täljedal gives a guided tour of the exhibition Leonor Fini / Pourquoi pas?

Film / Gifted Beauties
2014-03-25 18:30-20:00 

Film / Gifted Beauties

Women, men, art and sex in the Anne Kjersti Bjørn's award-winning animated documentary about surrealist women: Leonora Carrington, Leonor Fini, Frida Kahlo, Lee Miller, Meret Oppenheim, Remedios Varo and Norwegian artist Vilde von Krogh. 54 min.
Language: English

Opening: Per Enoksson and Shahzia Sikander
2014-03-30 14:00-18:00 

PER ENOKSSON / THE FOREST IN ME
Per Enoksson artistry includes both figurative and non-figurative art, and he is also working to develop his own design. His project at Bildmuseet is a three-dimensional installation that occupies the outdoor environment at Bildmuseet, including wood, textiles, lighting and sound.


SHAHZIA SIKANDER / PARALLAX
Shahzia Sikander works in a time of great geopolitical change. Recent events in the Middle East, for example, have helped to break down clichéd cultural and political boundaries and open up new frameworks for contemporary visual art. Sikander creates artworks that are physical manifestations of the momentum of our globalized world.

Guest lecture by Ann-Sofi Noring, Moderna Museet
2014-04-13 14:00-15:00 

Ann-Sofi Noring, Deputy Director at Moderna Museet gives a guided tour of the exhibition Leonor Fini / Pourquoi pas? at Bildmuseet.

Guided Tour: Leonor Fini / Pourquoi pas?
2014-04-27 14:00-15:00 

Leonor Fini: An Independent Voice That Shaped Surrealist History.
Whitney Chadwick, art historian and author of the book Women Artists and the Surrealist Movement, Women, Art, and Society, and Richard Overstreet, initiator and director of Leonor Fini's archives, gives a guided tour of the exhibition Leonor Fini - Pourquoi pas?

Language: English

Opening: Academy of Fine Arts Masters exhibition / Cultural Capital
2014-05-03 14:00-18:00 

Academy of Fine Arts Masters exhibition / Cultural Capital
Bildmuseet has a long tradition of arranging an annual exhibition for the graduation class from the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts. After five years of training, the students display their artwork in a joint exhibition before they enter the professional life as artists.

Guided Tour: Leonor Fini / Pourquoi pas?
2014-05-04 14:00-15:00 

Leonor Fini meets Donna Haraway - a feminist and surreal interweaving

Anna Croon Fors, Director of the Center for Gender Studies, Umeå University, gives a guided tour of the exhibition Leonor Fini - Pourquoi pas?

In collaboration with the Center for Gender Studies

Language: Swedish

Guided Tour: Masters of Fine Arts 2014
2014-05-06 18:30-19:30 

Masters students from Umeå Academy of Fine Arts presents their graduation show.

Opening: Contemporary Self-Portraits
2014-05-08 16:00-17:00 

The self-portrait is a way of examining oneself through depicting one's outer and inner self. Over a period of two years Bildmuseet has collaborated with Colleges of Art in Estonia, Finland, Ireland and Latvia in order to draw up a relevant pedagogical methodology relating to self-portraits. In this exhibition we are showing photography, sculpture, collage and slideshows based on material produced in workshops held at five locations in Europe. Using different artistic techniques and methods, the participants of varying ages have all revealed something about themselves.


Bildmuseet also invites you to a public conference on Friday 9 May where the work with self-portraits will be presented and summarised. This is arranged in collaboration with the Department of Creative Studies, Umeå University and the Fine Arts Co-ordinator for Region Västerbotten. The Contemporary Self-Portraits project is financed by the EU's Culture Programme.

Conference: Contemporary Self Portraits
2014-05-09 09:00-20:00 

In collaboration with the Department of Creative Studies, Umeå University and Konstkonsulenten Region Västerbotten. Registration required

Guided Tour: Masters of Fine Arts 2014
2014-05-11 14:00-15:00 

Masters students from Umeå Academy of Fine Arts presents their graduation show.

Guided Tour: Master of Fine Arts 2014
2014-05-13 18:30-19:30 

Guided Tour: Master of Fine Arts 2014.
Students from Umeå Academy of Fine Arts presents their exhibition.

Children make their mark
2014-05-24 12:00-15:00 

Children make their mark - A celebration of the creativity of children. The creative workshop moves outdoors. For more information see Bildmuseets website.

In collaboration with Idean and Kulturcentrum för barn och unga, Umeå Kommun.

Opening: Liselotte Wajstedt and Carola Grahn
2014-05-25 14:00-18:00 

LISELOTTE WAJSTEDT / THE LOST ONE
Liselotte Wajstedt is a scriptwriter, director and filmmaker. Her films often move anywhere in the boundary between documentary and experimental art film. Based on personal experiences and reflections she formulates strong existential and visual narratives. In 2014, Bildmuseet premieres her new film project, The Lost One. This sees her go in quest of her family's history and her Sámi roots.

CAROLA GRAHN / Vidderna Ropa
Artist Carola Grahn works in several different media. These include photography, sound and text. In 2014, she is producing a new audio piece for Bildmuseet. Her work often focuses on power structures in relation to gender and ethnicity. Amongst other things, it also investigates and raises questions about Sámi and Swedish identity.

Opening: Right Is Wrong
2014-06-08 14:00-18:00 

Vernissage
Right Is Wrong - Four Decades of Chinese Art from the M+ Sigg Collection

Participants: Lars Nittve, director M+ and Pi Li, curator at M+ Museum for Visual Culture that will open in Hong Kong in 2017.

Right Is Wrong - Four Decades of Chinese Art from the M+ Sigg Collection
In summer 2014, the halls of Bildmuseet will be filled by a major exhibition of Chinese art from the latest decades. The works going on show are from one of the world's foremost collections of contemporary Chinese art, the M Sigg Collection. Opening in 2017, M is Hong Kong's new museum of visual culture. The exhibition is curated by Uli Sigg in cooperation with Lars Nittve and Katarina Pierre.

Guided Tour: Right is Wrong
2014-08-31 14:00-15:00 

Curator of Education Lisa Lundström gives a guided tour of the exhibition Right is Wrong / Four Decades of Chinese Art from the M + Sigg Collection.

The exhibition FFB/ Searching for Smooth Space opens
2014-09-07 14:00-18:00 

An exhibition of the architectural collective Fellesskapsprosjektet on Fortette Byen opens. Architects Joar Nango, Havard Arnhoff and Eystein Talleraas giving a presentation.

With support of Umeå 2014 and Nordic Culture Point.

Right is Wrong / Artist talks and lectures
2014-09-13 09:30-16:15 

Right is Wrong / A Conversation on the Conditions of Artistic Practice in China.

Zhang Peili, Cao Fei and Liu Heung Shing, three Chinese artists from different generations and backgrounds vill present their work and reflect on the conditions of artistic practice in China in relation to the political situation in the country. Lars Nittve, Director of M+ in Hong Kong talks to art collector Uli Sigg, the man behind the world's foremost collection of contemporary Chinese art. Followed by a joint panel discussion led by Pi Li, Senior curator at M+ and Katarina Pierre, Director of Bildmuseet. Language: English. Admission is free but pre-registration required. Welcome!

Note: Admission free, but pre-booking is required.
Pre-booking: info@bildmuseet.umu.se

PROGRAMME

9.30-10.00 Coffee

10.00-10.15 Welcome by Katarina Pierre, Director Bildmuseet and
Lars Nittve, Director M+

10.15-11.00 Artist talk by photographer Liu Heung Shing

11.00-11.45 Artist talk by Zhang Peili

11.45-13.00 Lunch break

13.00-13.45 Artist talk by Cao Fei

13.45-14.30 Collector Uli Sigg in conversation with
Lars Nittve, Director, M+

14.30-15.00 Coffee

15.00-15.45 Panel discussion
Cao Fei, Zhang Peili, Liu Heung Shing and Uli Sigg
Moderator: Pi Li, Curator M+

15.45-16.15 Time for questions

PARTICIPANTS

Cao Fei 
The artist Cao Fei (b.1978) lives and works in Beijing. Well known for her video and multimedia installations and internet works, she reflects upon the rapid and chaotic urbanization in China. The exhibition Right is Wrong  features her video Whose Utopia, addressing the dreams and reality of Chinese workers.

Liu Heung Shing
Documentary photographer Liu Heung Shing (f.1951) works in Beijing. He worked as a photojournalist for Time Magazine and Associated Press, and was based in China, USA, India and the Soviet Union. The exhibition Right is Wrong  displays his series of photographs from 1979 where Chinese artists demonstrate for the freedom of the arts.

Lars Nittve
Lars Nittve is Director of M+, the large museum of visual culture which is scheduled to open 2017 in Hong Kong. Previously he was director of Moderna Museet in Stockholm and Tate Modern, London. Lars Nittve is one of the curators of the exhibition Right Is Wrong, a collaborative production by Bildmuseet and M+.

Pi Li
Pi Li is Senior curator at M+ in Hong Kong. His background includes being an independent curator and gallery owner. He was also head of department at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. Pi Li is one of three curators of the exhibition Right is Wrong, a collaborative production by Bildmuseet and M+.

Katarina Pierre
Katarina Pierre is Director of Bildmuseet, Umeå University. She was the initiator of the exhibition Right is Wrong, and curated the exhibition along with Pi Li and Lars Nittve from M+.

Uli Sigg 
Uli Sigg is the man behind the world's foremost collection of contemporary Chinese art, now largely donated to M+ in Hong Kong. Today living in Switzerland, Uli Sigg was active in China as a businessman, diplomat and art collector from the 1970s onwards.

Zhang Peili 
The artist Zhang Peili (b.1957) lives and works in Hangzhou, China. He was one of the founders of Pond Society and played a prominent role in Hangzhou's avant-garde in the 1980s. Today, Zhang primarily works with video and photography. The Right is Wrong exhibition features works from his series of glove paintings as well as the video work Water (Standard Pronunciation Ci Hai - Sea of Words).

Pilgatans kulturmarknad (Market at Pilgatan)
2014-09-13 11:00-15:00 

In collaboration with Bokcafé Pilgatan, Kreativ Kollektiv, Verkligheten, ABF and Bildmuseet.

Film / Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
2014-09-16 18:30-20:00 

Alison Klaymans documentary from 2012 on the artist Ai Weiwei, 91 min.

Artist presentations / Survival Kit
2014-09-19 18:00-20:00 

Artist presentations from participants in the Survial Kit art festival. In collaboration with Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå university, Vita Kuben, Galleri Maskinen, Trailer Gallery, Folkets Bio, Bokcafé Pilgatan and Studiefrämjandet.

PROGRAMME

18:00-18:30 Swetlana Heger-Davis
18:30-19:00 Akram Al Halabi
19:00-19:30 Lisa Busby
19:30-20:00 Matti Sumari

Artist presentations / Survival Kit
2014-09-21 11:00-17:00 

Artist presentations from participants in the Survial Kit art festival. In collaboration with Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå university, Vita Kuben, Galleri Maskinen, Trailer Gallery, Folkets Bio, Bokcafé Pilgatan and Studiefrämjandet.

PROGRAMME

11:00-11:30 Gunilla Bandolin.
11:30-12:00 Ignacio García Sánchez
12:00-12:30 Emma-Lina Ericson
12:30-13:30 Lunch Break
13:30-14:00 My Villages
14:00-14:30 Erik Sjödin
14:30-15:00 John Söderberg
15:00-15:30 Kaspars Lielgalvis
15:30-16:00 Erik Mikael Gundrunsson
16:00-16:30 Mark Salvatus
16:30-17:00 Ulla Thøgersen

Conversations about LGBTQ activism
2014-09-23 18:30-20:00 

LGBTQ persons, feminists, rise up! Come and taste the freedom with us!

Participants: Annika Karlsson Rixon, Irina Sandomirskaja, Fredrik Elg and Camilla Påhlsson. Language: Swedish

PROGRAMME
18:30 to 18:40 Camilla Påhlsson, Konstfrämjandet in Västerbotten, provides an introduction
18:40 to 19:00 Art in motion with Russian LGBTQ  activism, Annika Karlsson Rixon
19:00 to 20:00 Roundtable discussion
Moderator: Camilla Påhlsson

Guest Tour
2014-09-28 14:00-15:00 

Sinologist Stig Walter Karlsson presents works in the exhibition Right is Wrong / Four decades of Chinese art from the M + Sigg Collection and provides a few personal reflections.

Book release: Leonor Fini / Pourquoi pas
2014-09-30 18:30-20:00 

Bildmuseet launches the book Leonor Fini / Pourquoi pas? that includes rich picture material from the exhibition, (2 February to 11 May 2014) and previously unpublished texts by the artist Leonor Fini. With the support of Umeå 2014.

Samtidskonstdagarna 2014
2014-10-02 11:00 - 2014-10-03 18:00 

Samtidskonstdagar 2014 - a conference on boundary-crossing collaborations between art, science and other disciplines.

Samtidskonstdagar 2014 will be held 2-3 October at Bildmuseet in Umeå. Among those participating are Ariane Koek (Collide@CERN Artists' Residency Programme, Geneva), Gediminas Urbonas (MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology, Boston), Ele Carpenter (Goldsmiths, University of London), Rob La Frenais (The Arts Catalyst, London), Barbro Schultz Lundestam (documentary film-maker and director of "9 evenings": Theatre & Engineering, Paris).

Conference fee: SEK 750 (including lunch and dinner)

How to register and information can be found here
A preliminary program can be found here

Samtidskonstdagar 2014 is a collaboration between the Swedish Exhibition Agency and Bildmuseet, Umeå University.

Guided Tour: Right is Wrong
2014-10-05 14:00-15:00 

Director Katarina Pierre gives a guided tour of the exhibition Right is Wrong / Four Decades of Chinese Art from the M + Sigg Collection.

On new architecture in China
2014-10-07 18:30-20:00 

Shanshui City, a design concept of MAD architects 
Ma Yansong, MAD architects, Beijing gives a talk on new architecture in China. In collaboration with the Umeå School of Architecture at Umeå University. Language: English

The exibition Geir Tore Holm / Fughetta opens
2014-10-12 14:00-15:00 

The exhibition Geir Tore Holm / Fughetta opens. The artist gives a presentation. With the support of Umeå 2014 and Nordic Culture Point.

Readings lived
2014-10-14 18:30-20:00 

Levda läsningar. Tre audiovisuella gestaltningar av Sara Lidmans arkiv. (Readings lived.  Three audiovisual interpretations of Sara Lidman´s archives)

Literary scholar Annelie Bränström-Öhman, artist Mary Sundstrom and Jon Svensson, technical producer chat about the methods and forms of expression of an artistic exploration of the author's archive as a source of knowledge on the basis of the current exhibition Levda läsningar  and book Stilens munterhet. Sara Lidmans författardagböcker från Missenträsk 1975-1985. Language:Swedish.

Survival Kit: Atsuko Otsaka / Fukushima
2014-10-18 15:00-16:00 

Be part of a lecture where Otsukas photos of the 'no-go zone' in the Fukushima nuclear power plant is the starting point.

Survival Kit: Värdigt eller ovärdigt
2014-10-19 13:00-16:30 

Screening of the film Ovärdet and a panel discussion.

Survival Kit: Väärt & David Väyrynen
2014-10-19 19:00-20:00 

Väärt perform songs from their latest album, "Det kommer ett skalv," . Other participants include David Väyrynen.

Opening of three exhibitions
2014-11-02 14:00-18:00 

The exhibitions Rafael Lozano-Hemmer/  A Draft of Shadows, Anders Sunna / Area Infected and Campanas / Woods opens. 

Estudio Campana
2014-11-02 15:00-16:00 

Humberto Campana from the Brazilian design duo Fernando and Humberto Campana gives a lecture in Bildmuseets flexihall. Language: English.

The Brazilian design duo Fernando and Humberto Campana are known for their colourful, wilful, and experimental furniture influenced by traditional handicrafts. They collaborate with different groups and use everyday material such as rope, cardboard, stuffed toy animals, bamboo, blankets, and plastic tubes.

Brothers Fernando Campana (b. 1961) and Humberto Campana (b. 1953) work in São Paulo, Brazil. They have worked with places like the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the furniture exhibition in Milan, and Beijing Design Week. Their furniture can be found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. They have also created costumes for the Ballet National in Marseilles and scenography at the Guggenheim in New York.

Workshop with Jonas Nobel / Uglycute
2014-11-09 12:00-17:00 

Do you have a shirt with a hole, a broken handle, or an ugly iPhone case? Welcome to a workshop with artist Jonas Nobel / Uglycute in the creative workshop. We talk about things that do not work at home or at work, and patches them up together.

Workshop for Bildmuseet
By Jonas Nobel / Uglycute

When is a tactile encounter with a physical object the strongest? Perhaps it is when a form defects in its function. You bump into a sharp table corner, hits your head on a shelf edge or a cupboard door in the kitchen. Or you have a hole in your shirt where cold air passes through. Items that will help us in everyday life is suddenly working against us, gets in the way and hurts us.

In the workshop, we talk about things that do not work at home or at work, and fixes them.

A glimpse of Umeå Arts Campus
2014-11-13 16:00-19:00 

We open the doors to Umeå Arts Campus. Welcome!

Bildmuseet
Exhibitions: Campanas / Woods, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer / A Draft of Shadows, Anders Sunna / Area Infected, Geir Tore Holm / Fughetta.
Guided tours at 18.00

Hansson & Hammar
Coffee and cakes

HUMlab-X
Experience meetings between the humanities and digital technology

The Library
- more than printed books
Be inspired by books in art, material samples, art films and our digital photo collection and lots of other material

Sliperiet
FabLab Umeå, Short Break Film Screening, showcase by Uminova Expression, Interactive Institute and more

Umeå Institute of Design
Guided tours in the workshop, live sketching and exhibitions

Umeå Academy of Fine Arts
Exhibitions, open studios, screenings and lectures

Umeå School of Architecture
Exhibitions: Vienna Biennale and Invisible city

The curator gives a guided tour
2014-11-16 14:00-15:00 

Curator Cecilia Andersson gives a guided tour of the exhibition Rafael Lozano-Hemmer / A Draft of Shadows

Inauguration: Uglycute / Hamnmagasinet
2014-11-22 18:00-20:00 

Welcome to the inauguration of the exhibition Uglycute / Hamnmagasinet! An evening program with music and other performances by bands and groups from Hamnmagasinet. Free admission.

Dance Performance: Movement's Corner
2014-11-30 14:00-14:20

Time: 14:00 and 15:00. Duration: 20 min.

Presentations of Umeå Arts campus research
2014-12-01 10:00 - 2014-12-02 16:00 

The research days at Umeå Arts Campus are open to the public and is a collaboration between Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå Institute of Design, Umeå School of Architecture, Humlab X and Bildmuseet.

Lecture programme 1 december
10.00 An introduction to Umeå Arts Campus Research Days 2014
Ylva Gislén (Associate Professor. Director, Konstnärliga forskarskolan) & Per Nilsson (PhD and Reader in Philosophy, Umeå Academy of Fine Art)

11.00 From the Concept to the Place: Knowledge Production in Interactive Environments
Presentation by Anna Misharina (Research Assistant HUMlab)

12.00 The unexpected meeting - How to create unique colour choices for products
Presentation by Eva-Lena Bäckström (Lecturer Umeå Institute of Design)

12.30 Are You Ready for a Wet Live-In? (Or, the How of Ms. Howe)
Presentation by Janna Holmstedt (PhD Candidate, Umeå Academy of Fine Arts)

14.00 Through the Looking Glass: Architecture and Screen
Presentation by Jüri Soolep (Professor, Umeå School of Architecture)

15.00 Shifting Values. Imaginative Modeling of Alternative Worlds in Contemporary Art Production
Presentation by Swetlana Heger (Professor, Umeå Academy of Fine Arts) with the students of Fine Art Loes Degener & Douwe Mulder, Jonas Westlund, Douwe Mulder and Dennis Delwér.

15.30 Panel discussion (1 hour), topic: Research

18.00 Non Serviam
Performance at Verkligheten (Pilgatan 16) by Gerd Aurell (Director of
Studies at Umeå Academy of Fine Arts) & Per Nilsson (PhD and Reader in Philosophy, Umeå Academy of Fine Art)

Lecture programme 2 december
09.30 Open Form - Art, Architecture, Film
Presentation by Florian Zeyfang (Professor, Umeå Academy of Fine Arts)

10.00 Disturbing / Disturbed Body
Presentation by Sana Ghobbeh (Project Assistant, Umeå School of Architecture)

11.00 Shaping the Absence
Presentation by Ambra Trotto (Senior Lecturer, Umeå School of Architecture)

11.30 Conceptualizing Contemporary Design Doing
Presentation by Monica Lindh Karlsson
(Senior Lecturer in design and Phd Candidate, Umeå Institute of Design)

12.00 How do you become a successful beggar in Sweden?
Presentation by Cecilia Parsberg (PhD Candidate, Umeå Academy of Fine Arts)

13.30 Living in a digital material world
Presentation by Heather Wiltse (Postdoctoral research fellow, Umeå Institute of Design)

14.00 As the Words Transcend. The Sensousness of Language and Writing as Relationship
Presentation by Linnea Axelsson (PhD. Researcher, Umeå Academy of Fine Arts)

15.00 Panel discussion (1 hour), topic: The Future of Art Campus

Become an industrial designer for a day
2014-12-07 12:00-17:00 

Try different modeling materials and build a prototype of your own. Students from the Umeå Institutie of Design will supervise you in model building, and you can also choose to be a test pilot in a student project.

A workshop in conjunction to the exhibition Campanas / Woods.

Pilgatans julmarknad (Christmas Market at Pilgatan)
2014-12-13 11:00-15:00 

A collaboration between Bokcafé Pilgatan, Kreativ Kollektiv, Verkligheten, ABF and Bildmuseet.